Jr. Photo Editor

Universal City, CA
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Jennifer Lee

Job Description:

My Client is looking for a Jr. Photo Editor for their pop culture and celebrity news division. This position is located in Universal City, CA and is a full-time, temporary position slated at a 1 year assignment. 


  • Experience with digital photography and a strong eye for photography a must.
  • Passionate about news, familiar with all of the web's top news sites and blogs, and with current entertainment news.
  • Minimum 2 years of editorial/research experience, preferably in the entertainment business or equivalent.
  • Experience using online paparazzi & stock photography sites as well as entertainment media press sites.
  • Familiar with photo rights & clearances.
  • Mac & Internet literate Excellent communication skills a must.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Organized, able to handle the pressure of a fast-paced environment and still maintain a strong attention to detail.
  • Creative, self-motivated, organized, and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Applies creativity and innovation to work processes.
  • Willingness to be collaborative and take direction.
  • Must work the afternoon-evening shift of 12pm-8pm Sunday-Thursday and be prepared to work overtime and weekends when necessary.
  • Passion for Pop Culture necessary.
  • Expert level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. 


  • Assist producers & writers with photo/video requests.
  • Coordinating rights & clearances, digital photography and negotiate usage fees with photo agencies on a daily basis.
  • Fulfill daily show and digital needs for editorial stories while maintaining technical and visual standards.
  • Review daily email pitches from photo agencies and flag/pitch ones that would be of interest for potential stories.
  • Locating and downloading hundreds of images per week from our online wire accounts.
  • Able to resize, retouch and color correct photos.
  • Use/maintain internal CMS (Content Management System) to organize entries and keep track of imagery and costs.
  • Complete various annual assignments such as award show packages; film festivals packages and various other large events.
  • Continuously researching new ways of enhancing the photo department’s capabilities to meet the online and on-air needs.
  • Have the ability to negotiate usage fees with photographers, paparazzi and stock photography agencies when needed.
  • Organizes and maintains the constantly growing photo archive daily.
  • Process/maintain/organize cost reports and keep records of all purchased material. 

Client Description:

This media and entertainment client is on a mission … and they need you to help them do it. Their mission? To change the world through compelling content. Does that sound like a mission you can get on board with? If so, here’s what you’ll find working here:

  • They foster creativity and diversity. Diversity of ideas, and people. They see it as one of their biggest advantages.

  • They’re risk takers - again with the fostering creativity! Take a chance, make a mark, and see where it gets you. Sometimes, the biggest successes come from the biggest ideas, masked as the biggest risks.

  • Overwhelmingly, their employees are happy with their work environment. Words like ‘happy’, ‘content’, ‘friendly’ are words we tend to hear.

  • A sense of ownership. Have an idea? Manage projects? Run with it, and they’ll support you.

How better to further your career than with a major media brand encouraging you to push yourself on the job? Unleash your pioneering spirit here by embracing new technology, pushing the envelope creatively and jumping into action as a well respected member of their team.

Why Aquent?

  • Highly competitive salaries: commensurate with experience
  • Insurance: Excellent medical benefits with premiums largely subsidized by AQUENT
  • 401k Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Perks and Discounts at leading major retailers
  • 24-hours Paid Sick Leave in CA



If you are a fit for this position, please email your resume, work samples and cover letter to Jennifer at jelee@aquent.com.