Photo Director

  • Job Description:
    AARP Media, located in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a motivated and talented full time Photo Director to join its creative team. The ideal candidate will have the chance to use their sophisticated eye and strong visual point of view to impact our award-winning publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. Responsibilities include: conceptualizing photo treatments with designers, and editors to illustrate stories in all sections of the publications; researching, pitching, and assigning photographers for all sections of the publications. This positions requires current knowledge of all areas of photography including lifestyle, conceptual, still life, portrait, action, reportage; producing photo shoots; creative research of stock photography, submitting imagery for color, inputting page credits, and other administrative duties. Candidates must have 8 years of magazine publishing experience and a love of photography. This position requires a keen eye for detail and strong multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Position: Director of Photography
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Company: AARP
  • Contact Address: 601 E. Street, NW Washington, DC 20049
  • How to Apply: Apply here:
  • Job Requirements: Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in photography, fine art or journalism or equivalent work experience - Minimum 8+ years of professional experience in publishing, stock photography, photo journalism, or photo editing. - Understanding of usage rights and experience in negotiating image fees - Solid magazine, newspaper, or picture agency experience preferred - Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign - Ability to work independently in a fast paced, deadline driven environment - Have excellent communication skills and can communicate ideas in a lively, collaborative environment. - Knowledge of copyright, licenses and permissions - Experience with a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system - Position reports to the creative team’s Director of Photography. Apply here:
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