Assistant Photo Editor, Washingtonian

Job Description: Washingtonian magazine, located in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a motivated and talented full-time Assistant Photo Editor to join our art team. The ideal candidate will have the chance to make an impact on our award-winning suite of publications: Washingtonian magazineWashingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian Welcome Guide.

Job Requirements:


  • Extensive and creative photo research for front of book and feature stories as needed
  • Commissioning and producing front and back of book photography for the magazine including portrait, still life, conceptual, reportage
  • Clearing rights and permissions for all images and talent, as necessary
  • Gathering credit and caption information
  • Working with design/production teams during the proofing process
  • Sourcing and pitching new photographers, artists and photo essay ideas
  • Contributing to the brand's social media platforms
  • Processing invoices and keeping track of budgets
  • Additional administrative duties


  • BA or BS degree along with 2+ years of professional experience in stock photography, photojournalism, or photo editing in a magazine, newspaper, or picture agency field
  • VERY strong multitasking and organizational skills
  • Understanding of usage rights and experience in negotiating image fees
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, a keen eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills and can communicate your ideas in a lively, collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of copyrights, licenses, and permissions is a plus
  • A love of photography and knowledge of all social media platforms

Type of Job: Photo

City: Washington, DC

Region: Washington, DC

Duration: Full-Time

Company: Washingtonian Magazine

About Our Company: Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation's capital. It ranks highly in market penetration among all city and regional magazines, with a paid circulation of 130,000+. The Washingtonian is one of the nation's most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPD and CRMA awards.

Contact Name: Anna Savvidis

Contact Email:

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 Photo Director Anna Marina Savvidis at with ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR in the subject line. No phone calls, please.