Photo Editor

New York
Oct 08, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
Human Resources
Full Time
Niche Media is looking for a driven Photo Editor to join our high-performing New York team. The primary duties for this position include the following:

•Initiate and respond to ideas for photo layouts according to editorial policy.
•Produce and oversee schedules for photo shoots of publication.
•Ensure production of magazines within specified budget and deadlines.
•Prioritize, track, handle, and maintain records of the photo events of each issue.
•Initiate or reply to correspondence regarding photos published or being considered for publication.
•Select, resize and optimize images as needed for publication in support of articles.
•Maintain communication with contacts at numerous companies, and work along with editors and graphic designers to formulate layouts.
•Conduct photo research as necessary.
•Call in and return products for photo shoots as needed.
•Liaise with photo agencies, PR contacts, and photographers to ensure timely delivery of high-quality photography.
•Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from two-year college or university; or 2-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•2-3 years of experience in magazine publishing.
•Must be able to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
•Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Filemaker and FTP software.
•Photoshop and color-correction skills a plus.
•Thorough understanding how to effectively marry photographs and headline copy for maximum impact.
•Recognize and employ image delivery best practices like optimization and proper sizing
•Experience working on photo shoots and with various photo agencies, and ability to pull together tightly edited and highly organized initial selects for presentation to senior editorial staff on a daily basis.

Successful candidates work well under pressure and thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment. This position will work independently and as part of a team.

We offer a competitive compensation package, health benefits, 401(k) with company match and a generous Paid Time Off program.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to: and indicate “Photo Editor” in the subject field.

Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

No phone calls please. Candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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