Freelance Photo Editor - People.com

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
May 17, 2013
Closes
Jun 16, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Other, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Do you love looking at the hottest celebrity photos? Do you have a passion for photography and visual storytelling? PEOPLE.com is looking for an experienced and dynamic on-site Freelance Photo Editor to work alongside our top-notch editorial staff to create some of the Internet’s most fun and engaging photo galleries and features.

The Photo Editor must have a strong editorial foundation, as well as a highly skilled technical background. This role is responsible for covering a variety of content ranging from breaking news to fashion to lifestyle. The candidate must be versatile and be able to manage their time effectively to handle both deadline driven stories and features that take more time.

Averaging more than 12 million unique users (ComScore) and 1 billion monthly page views, PEOPLE.com is the ultimate online celebrity news destination, providing an unrivaled look into star lives while featuring the best celebrity photo content online.

Position Responsibilities:
•Research and edit compelling photography for celebrity and lifestyle related features on People.com.
•Color correct, crop, optimize, and upload images for digital publication.
•Collaborate with staff to conceptualize new and interesting ways to illustrate photo content.
•Maintain a photo editing style that supports the overall PEOPLE Brand.
•Negotiate for photo costs and rights.
•Work a schedule that includes some nights and weekends.

Requirements:
•3-5 years of online photo editing experience is required.
•Possess excellent news and photo judgment.
•A strong eye for lifestyle photography is a must.
•Comprehensive Photoshop skills including in-depth knowledge of retouching, color correction, and the ability to manipulate images quickly.
•Knowledge of celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
•Excellent troubleshooting skills.
•Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
•Excellent communication and organizational skills and a teamwork mentality.

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