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Photo Editor

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This team provides photo research, editing and production for apps, online publishing and special projects to engage the end user and drive traffic. Work is often fast paced and topics many include entertainment, sports, travel, news, popular culture and conceptual imagery. The vendor photo editor researches, edits and produces compelling images per the style, budget, production and deadlines requirements set forth by the project editorial team and the Media Acquisition’s Managing Photo Editor. Meeting deadlines while managing speed, accuracy, details and quality is essential.

Responsibilities
Research editorial, press-release and stock photography from a variety of approved image sources
Select smart, compelling visual solutions that effectively and appropriately tell the story
Adhere to journalistic integrity—timeliness, accuracy, objectivity, narrative
Adhere to set price-points to produce the highest quality content at the lowest cost
Successfully complete production (as required) including:
• Resizing and cropping images
• Balancing color, levels, curves, sharpness, etc.
• Using of masks to cut out images
• Optimizing photos for the Web according to specifications
• Adding text overlay according to designers specs, if required
Create accurate and succinct photo captions, as needed
Articulate image choices verbally and in writing, as needed
Collaborate with the Editorial team for clarification of intent, as needed
License images per schedule using internal tools

Qualifications
Previous photo editing experience working with commercial and editorial photography
Excellent photo research skills; knowledge of keyword searches in stock photo and news agencies
Broad subject knowledge including news, sports, travel and popular culture
Resourceful, with proven ability to employ effective and creative problem-solving skills
Team player, working directly with project team
Ability and initiative to work independently within project guidelines
Open and responsive to constructive criticism
Highly skilled in Photoshop per requirements noted above; addition Photoshop expertise, a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication
Advanced PC skills, including Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

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