Associate Editor

Nov 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Ms. HR Manager
Other, Publishing
Full Time
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest non-profit association for Professional Photographers and we are looking for our new Associate Editor. You’d work with a high-energy team of creative professionals to create superior magazine content and promote the professional photography industry.

If you are driven to clarify, correct, and create superior magazine content, then you may be a match for our Associate Editor position. Professional Photographers of America seeks an experienced editor for a full-time position on the staff of its award-winning member magazine, Professional Photographer.

Position Overview:
The Associate Editor’s work is split evenly between writing and editing for Professional Photographer magazine and

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•The Associate Editor helps maintain the overall editorial quality of Professional Photographer magazine and

•Recurring monthly writing duties include Contact Sheet news, splash pages, and Folio department. Occasional feature articles will be assigned. Duties involved in writing include background research, telephone interviews, obtaining images for publication, interfacing with PPA staff, members, and others in the photography industry.

•Recurring monthly editing duties include substantive editing of all feature articles, columns, and news plus copyediting/proofreading, and fact-checking all magazine content.

•The Associate Editor is an integral part of the Publications Department, working with the Director of Publications, Senior Editor, and Art Director to plan editorial, formulate story ideas, and continuously improve the quality of PPA member communications.

•Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Qualifications:
This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of substantive editing, writing, and copyediting experience in periodicals. Including, but not limited to:

•News and feature writing
•Substantive editing
•Extensive knowledge of AP style
•Copyediting and proofreading
•Ability to work on projects independently and meet deadlines
•Working collaboratively within the department and throughout PPA

Education: Four year college degree

If this position sounds like you, please email your resume with cover letter, writing samples and salary history to Yes, salary history is very important. Resumes submitted without it may not be considered.

What Is PPA?
More photographers get into the industry every day, but few know how to profitably run a business and many don’t know where to turn for support. That’s why PPA was started back in 1869, and that’s why we exist today.

Created and led by professional photographers, PPA is a non-profit international association that helps those serious about photography live their dreams profitably.

To do that, we…
•Lead the way in educating photographers on business and technical skills to help them grow and succeed beyond what they believed possible.
•Connect photographers with other great minds in the industry—via online and live classes, consultations and conventions—to spread best practices, new ideas and strong networks of support.
•Protect photographers’ livelihoods with benefits, such as copyright advocacy, malpractice protection and equipment insurance.

But PPA has also worked very hard to create an exceptional team of 45 employees with non-traditional benefits. Yes we have health and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, etc., and we also offer a performance-based annual bonus, year-round casual dress, gym membership benefits, a fantastic summer hours program, plus, the biggest thing of all: we have a lot of fun.

Over 26,000 professional photographers rely on PPA now, and we are always looking for and investing in new ways to provide the resources and support they need. Sound like a mission you want to be a part of? Then we want you!

How to Apply…

If this position sounds like you, please email your resume with cover letter, writing samples and salary history to Yes, salary history is very important. Resumes submitted without it may not be considered.

To apply for this position, please send us your resume, with cover letter and salary history to . Please note that applications without salary histories may not be considered.

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