Staff Editor/Picture Desk Job Offer in New York Times
Posted 14-11-2013, offered
Staff Editor Openings on Picture Desk
The Times is looking for staff editors in the photography department.
The applicant must assign and research a wide array of news and feature photographs for all sections of the newspaper and the Web. This person needs to work productively with staff photographers, stringers, agencies and all other sources of pictures, as well as editors, designers, reporters and producers from all sections of the newsroom.
The ideal candidate should have a strong demonstrable passion for photography, journalism and visual storytelling of all kinds. He/she must be a team player and a good communicator, and must initiate and develop ideas for pictures and picture stories. Candidate should be comfortable with change and be able to work well in a collaborative environment. Excellent news judgment, and a firm sense of journalistic ethics are both essential, as is knowledge of photographic usage and copyright issues.
Familiarity with electronic image handling, selecting, cropping and toning photographs for articles, blogs, slideshows, and visual essays is required. The candidate should possess exceptional technical skills, including proficiency in Photoshop and other image handling software. A basic understanding of HTML and XML is also useful. Video and audio editing skills are a plus.
This schedule could include weekends and nights.
Internal and external applicants are welcome to apply for this Guild position. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org