Photo Director

  • Job Description:
    Washingtonian Magazine is looking for an energetic, well-organized Photo Director with a passion for visual storytelling to join our team. The ideal candidate will work closely with the editorial, art, and digital teams to guide the selection and presence of strong visuals in the magazine and website, as well as enhance the monthly print magazine with multimedia presentations on the magazine's website and tablet editions. This full-time position entails overseeing daily photo research from a wide range of sources, supervising staff photographers, an assistant photo editor, and interns, and spotting and recruiting new freelance photographers for the magazine. This position also involves scheduling upcoming shoots, overseeing the departmental budget, and directing photo and video shoots. He/she will be prepared to bring unique story ideas to the table, as well as being able to execute the visions of the Creative Director. We're looking for someone who is inclined to ask the right questions at the right time--in short, a dedicated, collaborative team player.
  • Position: Director of Photography
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: About Our Company: The Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation's capital. Founded in 1965, it is number one in market penetration of all city and regional magazines, and its paid circulation is 130,000. The Washingtonian is one of the nation's most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPJ and CRMA awards.
  • Benefits: 401k, Medical, Dental
  • Contact Email:photojob@washingtonian.com
  • Contact Name: Kelci House
  • How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to photojob@washingtonian.com No calls please.
  • Job Requirements: Qualifications: 5+ years professional experience working with photos in magazines, newspapers, or online publishing Discerning eye for striking images—and creative approaches for finding them. Ability to negotiate usage rights, contracts, and manage invoices. Strong editorial judgment and command of journalistic principles Solid production experience including the ability to manage multiple projects and tight timelines Seasoned understanding of copyright law Abundant common sense and a strong sense of humor Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling Experience directing photo and video assignments
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