Freelance Editorial Photo Editor & Designer

Posted 22-01-2014, wanted

The role:
They’re expanding the content arm of HowAboutWe from one blog (The Date Report) to four -- and as the freelance Photo Editor & Designer for HowAboutWe Media, you will help our content creation efforts.

This one-month, freelance position is for someone with a keen eye who can bring passion and expertise to our growing media team. There are two components to the role:

Photo editor: They want someone who can find and craft amazing images to enhance their editorial. Their editorial focus is on dating, relationships, sex, culture, and celebrity, and you need to be ready to bring to the subject genuine interest and deep insight.

Designer: You will also be supporting the Business Development and Ad Sales teams to enhance pitches. This will be a secondary but meaningful part of the job. It will require creativity and efficiency, applied to partnership building, branding and advertising.

In this job, you will be:
Researching proprietary and stock film for daily posts, long features, special packages, and everything in between

Selecting, editing, and providing photo direction for editorial content

Creating & maintaining an image database

Managing a photo budget

Creating pinterest-friendly content

Thinking in terms of sharing across various social networks

Working with existing styles set by HowAboutWe’s design team

Your skills, qualifications and attitude:
You have passion for the subject

You will be working at the speed of the internet and will need to turn around projects under tight deadlines

You have exceptional communication skills

You have 1-3 years of design and/or photography research experience

You have experience working on multiple brands

You are highly proficient with Photoshop, Keynote, and other relevant software

You are able to manage various workflows seamlessly

You have a solid understanding of rights and permissions, including photo copyrights

You are hungry for a start-up environment

You have a sophisticated aesthetic

This position is for a freelancer working 40 hours/week on-site in our office in DUMBO.

To apply please first check out their site and make sure you love their work and want to contribute to it. Then please select three of their articles from the last year on The Date Report and create a better photo for them and send the photos, a resume, and a cover letter to Michelle Dozois, Editorial Director at

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