Prometheus Global MediaLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
THR.com is looking for a Photo Editor to join its digital team in Los Angeles. The candidate will research, source and curate photography for a fast-paced entertainment website. Candidate must work quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high level of quality. Candidate will work mainly with galleries and evergreen photo content while also supporting the other editors as needed.
Must be very adept in Photoshop, optimizing images for the web and knowledge of InDesign would be a plus. This person must also be able to research and obtain images from photographers, stock agencies, wire services, etc. and negotiate rates and usage. Knowledge of silhouetting and photo retouching is also required.
include but not limited to:
-Researching and editing a high volume of photos for a fast-paced entertainment website
-Ability to negotiate rights and usage with photo agencies, websites, publicists and news outlets to procure photography
-Pitching photo galleries and photo features to editors pegged to news and music coverage
-Maintain visual standards set by the magazine art directors
-Cropping and optimizing photos for web, silhouetting and compositing images
-Uploading images and building galleries in CMS
-Flexiblility with schedule to work weekends and nights for events coverage
-Adept at brainstorming and ideating traffic generating ideas that leverage photo content.
-Up to speed on latest social media techniques as they relate to images (animated GIFs, text overlays, video captures, etc.).
-Experience preparing images for social media distribution across a myriad of social platforms (Twitter, FB, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc.).
-Skilled in Adobe Suite CS6
-Minimum 5 years related experience in digital photo work in a fast-paced deadline environment
-Experience in handling photo rights and rates, legal issues and web best practices
-Self-motivated, organized, passionate and a great multi-tasker
-Creative eye, creative problem solver
-Experience using Content Management and DAM systems
-Added bonus: Design skills, Drupal, Mediagrid
The above are minimum requirements. We welcome resumes from more experienced candidates. Compensation and responsibilities will depend on experience/qualifications.
Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please. Prometheus Global Media offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.
The Hollywood Reporter is an equal opportunity employer.