Photo Editor/Graphic Designer
Responsibilities:• Basic still photography and photo editing• Create daily visual stories for DRAFT's social media and online outlets• Source provided images• Coordinate off-site photo shoots• Create exciting graphics for web and print• Liaise with editors and art director to conceptualize content presentation and image/illustration needs• Create custom design elements for DRAFTmag.com• Adapt/edit magazine images for DRAFTmag.com• Organize and manage image library Requirements:• 1-2 years experience in a multimedia newsroom or related experience.• A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, photography or equivalent experience.• Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator, Quark and basic web knowledge.• Understand color and resolution specifications for print and web.• Basic image editing: Retouching, color correction and silhouetting.• Experience negotiating with freelance photographers and working with budgets.• Experience in and enthusiasm for still photography and photo editing.• Keen understanding of visual storytelling for social media.• Polite, professional communication skills; you send well-written, formal emails, and are comfortable coordinating photo shoots over the phone.• Ability to communicate design concepts visually and verbally.• Well-developed organizational and problem-solving skills, and an ability to balance multiple responsibilities and deadlines.• PLUSSES: Video production and editing; enthusiasm for food styling and/or craft beerNOTE: This position is geared toward applicants who understand and enjoy the scrupulous, precise nature of photography, photo editing and the creative work of visual storytelling.The position is based only at our Phoenix, Ariz., editorial office. To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest, a resume and relevant portfolio links to Lynea.Turner@draftmag.com. We will not consider applicants without a portfolio. No phone calls, please.