Director of Photography / Los Angeles Magazine

  • Job Description:
    Los Angeles magazine is seeking an experienced, creative, and collaborative Photography Director in our Los Angeles office. The Photo Director's responsibilities will include idea collaboration, planning, and executing the magazine's photography. We are looking for a highly collaborative individual who enjoys new challenges and the art of magazine making. You will pitch and produce top-quality photo shoots, including fashion and photo-journalism, as well as oversee the research of stock photography. You will work in conjunction with editors and art directors to make a visually exciting editorial product. You will hire photographers to help bring a fresh eye to the diverse content and pages of Los Angeles magazine. You will set up and produce all photo shoots-- which include booking studios, photographers, models, and stylists--as well as keep on budget and maintain the monthly Art budget. The ideal candidate is: • An expert in presenting people, lifestyle, food, and fashion images that tell the rich visual story of L.A. • Strong with conceptual photography, has a creative spirit and "Can Do" attitude. You will need to have the ability to match the right photographer with assignment to reflect the tone and content of the story • Highly organized and has a flexible, open approach to work and collaboration • Communicative, with a clear approach to keeping editors and art directors updated on the status of photos • Connected to professional photographers in L.A. but also keeping an eye out for new talent • An explorer of LA. Whether it's a hot new restaurant, a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, or an art show at LACMA you should be invested in diving into L.A.'s culture • A brand builder: The monthly magazine is just one part of the Los Angeles brand. You have a desire to make great photographic content not just for the magazine, but you will work closely with the digital team to create the digital visual look and feel of our brand • Well-versed in digital interactive design • Experienced in working with production and pre-press to ensure color correction and great looking final images • Has an up-to-date knowledge of photo and image best usage practices for social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook • Detail-oriented in relation to getting all pertinent information for captions and credits
  • Position: Director of Photography
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Region: SoCal
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: About Our Company: Los Angeles magazine is a ASME and SPD award-winning city magazine owned by Emmis. Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) is a diversified media corporation with award-winning radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations in markets across the country. Emmis is as well-known for its creative culture as for its operations. Our people are aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to each of the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, Emmis offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, dental and life insurance and a 401(k) contribution plan. For more information about Emmis, see our website at www.emmis.com.
  • Benefits: Emmis offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, dental and life insurance and a 401(k) contribution plan.
  • Company: www.emmis.com
  • Contact Address: Los Angeles Magazine 5900 Wilshire Blvd. 10th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Contact Email:sbanks@lamag.com
  • Contact Name: Steven Banks
  • How to Apply: To apply for this position, please submit a link to your website and salary requirements to sbanks@lamag.com
  • Job Requirements: • At least 6 years of magazine photo editing experience • Deep knowledge of and contacts in the photography and art worlds. Experience with photo research, stock agencies and photographers. Should have a large roster of LA photographers and stylists. • Knowledgeable about different styles of photography: food, fashion, portraiture, architecture, travel, lifestyle products and still life. Must be proficient in Photoshop, InCopy and Excel. • Experience working and thriving in a deadline-driven environment. Must have strong attention to detail, as well as budget and project management skills.
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