VarietyLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Variety Magazine is looking for a Photo Editor to join our newsroom to research and develop photography assets for the print publication.
The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with aesthetic taste, having extensive research abilities in editorial entertainment photography. Primary responsibilities will be to research, conceptualize and at times produce and direct photo commissions. Looking for a self-starter with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced newsroom environment to collaborate with design and editorial teams.
You will be responsible for curating and facilitating access to photography assets across our editorial platform. The ideal candidate has experience and an understanding of the world of television, film and the entertainment industry as a whole, utilizing a wide range of resources including stock, archival and portrait resources.
This is a full-time position, reporting to our office in a hybrid model of in office duties and we are open to the role reporting to offices in either of our Los Angeles or New York locations.
About the role:
The Photo Editor supports the Visual and Creative teams, reporting to the Visual Director. We are a collaborative group so you will be making meaningful decisions collaborating across editorial teams and with section editors, as you will be included in brainstorming and production for the curation and assigning original photography opportunities.
Expected to interface with editors and outside resources independently on our time-sensitive weekly deadlines. This role also sees production and on set experience duties, assigning original photography on occasion.
• Facilitate photo research & curation both on internal Webdam and external asset banks and stock agencies, publicity outlets, studios and networks.
• 2-3 years’ experience in a photo research/editing role, preferably from a fast-paced editorial environment.
• Seasoned photo researcher/editor with 2-3 years' experience in a photo research/editing role. The ideal candidate would be versed in entertainment editorials, in tune with pop culture, entertainment, television and film.
• Technical skills: Mac based suites, with experience in Webdam research and organization. Photoshop to assist with color correction, minor image retouching and resizing. K4 platform knowledge a benefit.
• A strong partner to collaborate with our creative and editorial teams on the photo direction for assigned sections of the magazine
Typical wage range: $65k - $70k
Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits. PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of our company-wide rollout of PMC’s paid healthcare plan, for this role the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.
If you have more or less experience than specified on this job posting, please apply and list your salary expectations.
If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).
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Variety is the seminal voice in the entertainment industry. After 117 years of award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights, and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the most trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, aspirants and passionate entertainment enthusiasts, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print, podcasts, branded content, events, and summits.
In May 2019, Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS took home a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy award and has been awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the 67th and 68th Emmy Awards. “Actors on Actors,” an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook facebook.com/variety; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, Indiewire,– is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.
PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and Spy.com, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit www.PMC.com.