Photo Editor

Slate Magazine
Jul 13, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Digital Media
Full Time
About The Root:

The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Over eighty percent of its two million monthly visitors possess a college degree or higher and identify with being part of the Obama Generation. Founded in 2008, under the leadership America's foremost public intellectual, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a better-educated and more diverse America. The Root is a subsidiary of The Slate Group, owned by The Washington Post Company. Visit us at, on Twitter @TheRoot247 and on Facebook.


* Ability to discover, curate and post photos/galleries relevant to The Root's visitors
* Integrate relevant photos and infographics related to news and opinion pieces
* Ability to train writers, freelancers and interns on the most optimal ways to integrate photos into The Root's CMS ands daily news and opinion pieces
* Must have ability to seed photos into social media and engage with reader responses


You are the right fit for The Root if you are:

* A passionate news junkie familiar with the web's top photo, video, news, blogs and social media sites.
* A voracious consumer of online photo galleries, infrographics, top web news and entertainment sites, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
* Invigorated by a demanding environment that requires copious attention to detail and prolific daily output.
* Well-versed in the use of Photoshop, photo subscription services, and Content Management Systems for photos, infographics,, hyperlinks, headlines and sub-headlines to enhance viewer engagement with media content (video, photo and audio).
* Able to color correct, crop, optimized and upload photos for digital publication
* A willing collaborator in the selection and creation of photos, galleries and infographics to enhance the user engagement with the site's news and opinion pieces as well as stand-alone content
* 2+ years experience on online editing experience
* Comfortable in a diverse environment of high achieving professionals looking to win the day, everyday.
* A self-motivated individual who takes great pride in delivering high quality work product
* A college degree with academic distinction and/or demonstrated on-campus leadership experience.