Photo Editor

New York
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2013
Full Time
Photo District News and PDNOnline, the award-winning publications for professional photographers has an opportunity for a visually sophisticated photo editor with a keen interest in every genre of photography.  PDN is seeking a photo editor to research photos from a wide variety of sources for use on all of PDN’s print and online projects, manage rights and permissions for photo usage. PDN’s photo editor serves as the main contact for PDN 30, our annual issue devoted to emerging photographers, and oversees PDN Photo of the Day, PDN’s popular large-format blog.  Works in collaboration with editors and creative director to select photos, write captions and set the visual tone of the magazine and website. Develops contacts and sources among agencies, galleries, reps and photographers working in advertising, editorial, wedding, fine art and documentary photography.  This is a good opportunity for a creative and talented researcher or editor who is a proven self-starter to take on additional responsibilityand serve the needs and photographers around the world. 


Minimum 2-3 years' experience researching and sourcing photos;familiarity with copyright, permissions and usage; understanding of how to use photography to advance journalistic and editorial goals, both online and in print.
Strong organizational skills, anda proven ability to juggle multiple (daily, weekly, monthly, annual) deadlines and manage priorities.
Interest in or experience working with every genre of photography.
Solid Photoshop skills.
Clear writing and communication skills, ability to negotiate usage in a cordial and professional manner.
Recommended skills:
Good story sense and writing skills. Familiarity with best practices for photo editing for web- or blog-based content, familiarity with using social media to engage audiences all recommended. Interest in developing educational materials or programs that serve

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