Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Job Opportunity

The Daily Beast in New York is seeking a Photo Editor with a couple years’ experience.

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion from big personalities in politics, pop culture, world news and more.  Fiercely independent, our stories are infused with irreverent intelligence.  We are an IAC company, located in their stunning headquarters on Manhattan’s West Side.

Job responsibilities:

Fulfill photo requests in a timely, efficient manner.
Communicate effectively with reporters and editors to determine optimal photo elements for stories .
Research and negotiate acquisition fees and usage rights with photo agencies and individual photographers.
Find creative new ways to select photos and images for stories.
Pitch newsworthy and creative online gallery ideas.
Works with production to come up with more efficient workflow process.
Keeps an eye on the homepage and takes initiative to update photos if more relevant/better images are available.
Candidate requirements:       

The ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years experience in the photo department of a news or entertainment publication.
Must have exceptional knowledge of current events and a sense of history.
Must have exceptional news judgment with a great eye for compelling photos, and can select unique but relevant images for a story.
Must have strong graphic design skills that combine irreverence and intelligence 
Must have extensive knowledge of news, celebrity, portraiture, and entertainment photo agencies.
Must know a wide roster of photographers.
Must have experience licensing photos and negotiating rates.
Must be familiar with fair use and copyright laws.
Must be a detail-oriented team player, with solid research, communication and organizational skills.
Must be available to work weekends, nights, and/or mornings.
Must be proficient in Photoshop.

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