• Job Description:
    Dwell Media is seeking a photo editor who possesses the highest standards for magazine photography and demonstrates an unbridled enthusiasm for innovative storytelling solutions. The candidate must demonstrate creative vision and possess a high level of design sophistication. The candidate should have an interest in modern design and should understand how to allure and amuse the audience through effective use of photography. The photo editor pushes to keep Dwell in the forefront of an ever-changing marketplace. He or she will thrive in a multi-disciplined, collaborative team environment that balances hard work and drive with humor and fun. Responsibilities • Oversee the evolution of the imagery of the magazine. Conceptualize new ways in which photography in the magazine can work and reflect themes • Manage all magazine assignment photography • Art direct and concept photo shoots in collaboration with Art Director • Photo Production: Manage and negotiate individual estimates and shoot production details, including styling, propping, etc. • Gather existing art for some stories in collaboration with Assistant Photo Editor • Edit images for stories and collaborate with design on layouts • Manage art and negotiate contracts and rates for all special issues and extra projects such as Dwell on Design • Create and oversee the photo budget. Keep track of estimates, gather necessary contracts and process invoices. Negotiate with vendors • Create, oversee, and forecast yearly and re-forecast quarterly for the overall art budget • Find photo essays and research new photo talent • Handle website photo requests or projects and work on the various other photo needs for brand extension • Manage photo usage rights issues. Manage signatures and organization of contracts. Help create new photographer and illustrator contracts with legal council • Oversee asset management and tracking of shoots/film/product returns • Review and approval of all photo credit information that appears in magazine • Manage assistant photo editor and photo interns, overseeing their work and ensuring their growth • Demonstrate high efficiency in meeting deadlines, and an ability to multitask. • Create and manage all internal photography tracking systems, such as the photographers database and contracts database. • Be a mentor to the photo team, assisting with negotiations, production questions, homeowner needs, reviewing existing art • Initiate, collaborate, and contribute to all brand platforms as it relates to photography; fulfill all photo needs in working with the various brand teams, managing any rights issues relating to usage; and being a part of the "strategy" team on all brand platforms.
  • Position: Photo Editor
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: New York City
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Dwell Media is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital, Dwell Events, and Dwell Commerce. Founded in 2000 by Lara Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement. Championing a philosophy that is idea-driven and sensitive to social and physical surroundings, its enduring passion for design leads a passionate community of design-seekers to be “At Home in the Modern World.” Learn more at
  • Benefits: Full benefits
  • Company: Dwell Media, LLC
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Amanda Dameron
  • How to Apply: This is a full-time position to be located in our New York office. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter (which must include your salary requirements) to: Your email subject line should read: Photo Editor. Applications without this subject line will not be considered. Please be prepared to provide references. Dwell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Job Requirements: Minimum Experience Required 3-5+ years in the photo department of a national consumer title Skills Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom Education Bachelor's degree in related field
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