Photography Director

  • Job Description:
    Washingtonian Magazine is seeking an experienced, organized Photography Director in our Washington DC office. Reporting directly to the Creative Director the Photo Director's responsibilities will include idea collaboration, planning, and executing the magazine and ancillary magazine's photography and photo illustrations. The Photo Director will run the photo department, oversee photo staff, setting up and producing all photo shoots; booking studios, photographers, and stylists; negotiating rates, obtaining stock images, and maintaining the photography budget. The ideal candidate has: Knowledge of standard and digital photography processes and lab developing, studio set-up, and photo equipment and lighting needs Expertise in presenting people, lifestyle, landscape, news, and still life images that convey visual storytelling and have strong emotional content Strong conceptual abilities, creative spirit and the talent to implement photo shoots reflecting the tone and the content of the story Experience working with production and pre-press to ensure color correction and image fidelity Unofficial responsibilities include: -Contribute to a freewheeling creative environment where staffers are encouraged to cook up ambitious ideas big and small -inspire and contribute to a talented team of photo editors, photographers, designers and editors wanting to collaborate -setting and maintaining high visual standards; and having a lot of fun while doing so The position requires: Minimum 5 years consumer magazine experience Extensive photographer and industry contacts Complete knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop with an outstanding sense of image and color Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to photojobs@washingtonian.com
  • About Our Company: Since 1965, Washingtonian has been the magazine that Washington lives by. The print magazine has been an important resource for Washingtonians on the best restaurants, lawyers, doctors, designers, and wedding professionals, and our website today stands as the leading online resource on how to get the most out of the capital region. We are the number one city and regional magazine in the country in market penetration.Every feature and article in the magazine seeks to help our readers live better and understand how Washington works, as well make the capital region a better place for all who live here. Washingtonian is a five-time National Magazine Award winner for its reporting and writing.
  • Benefits: 401K/403B, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
  • Company: Washingtonian Media
  • Contact Email:photojobs@washingtonian.com
  • Contact Name: jason lancaster
  • How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to photojobs@washingtonian.com
  • Job Requirements: The position requires: Minimum 5 years consumer magazine experience Extensive photographer and industry contacts Complete knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop with an outstanding sense of image and color
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