Freelance Photo Editor

New York
Nov 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Ms. Bloomberg Recruitment
Other, Publishing
The Role
The Bloomberg Photo team is looking for Freelance Photo Editors to be responsible for processing imagery for live and non-live events on the New York picture desk. The role consists of receiving, editing and sending content to clients, as well as expediting photos for usage on all Bloomberg platforms. This role includes a weekly Sunday shift and in addition to having an excellent understanding of news, the position also requires excellent picture judgment, advanced knowledge and experience with industry standard editing tools and a thorough understanding of journalistic ethics. Strong Photoshop, Photo Mechanic and ftp transmission skills are mandatory. 3-5 years of experience within the editorial news photography industry are required. The position reports to the Americas Assignments Editor and the Global Photo Editor in New York.

Responsibilities include:
-Editing incoming images to select most relevant and newsworthy content from each event for our global clients.
-Reviewing and correcting metadata of images to conform to Bloomberg guidelines.
-Researching accurate information for captions.
-Licensing imagery from third party sources.
-Supporting partners and internal platforms with content requests.
-Gaining permissions of use for handout imagery.
-Prioritize and update images according to relevancy on Bloomberg platforms as news updates..
-Stay informed and well read on business, finance and political news.
-Making appropriate editorial decisions on illustrative imagery on Bloomberg platforms.
-Monitor and update the photo desk diary as required.
-Flag breaking news and upcoming events to assignments editor.
-Work with web production team to plan, coordinate and action photo needs

-University degree preferred in a related field such as Photography, Journalism or Communications.
-Excellent knowledge of image legal restrictions, licensing and permissions.
-3-5 years experience in editorial news photography industry.
-Fully conversant with content image management systems such as Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, ftp transmission software etc.
-Skilled at managing, using and creating content for social media platforms.
-Monitor the content and landing pages of Bloomberg platforms to keep the sites current, ensuring prompt elimination of any technical or content errors, or content that is out of date or no longer functional.
-Maintain speed, accuracy and efficiency in fast-paced environment.
-Demonstrated strong knowledge of industry style of captioning, writing editorial cutlines for web platforms and IPTC standards.
-Extensive knowledge of digital photography and camera technology.
-Strong working knowledge of global current events especially in business, finance and politics.
-Ability to quickly identify the strongest pictures within large sets of images.
-Ability to multi-task and maintain thorough attention to detail.
-Excellent writing skills, spelling and grammar.
-Foreign languages a plus, especially French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Italian etc.
-Ability to prioritize heavy workload and meet strict client deadlines in a global environment.
-Excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
-Must be highly motivated, organized, reliable and flexible and organized.
-Available for shift hours and patterns, including evenings, weekends and holidays so must be flexible.

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