The Wall Street Journal is looking for photo editors for our features team. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced team of photo editors and to work on our Life & Work coverage. Themes and topics include personal finance, careers, consumer technology, and personal health and wellness.
Who we are looking for:
You are a photo editor with range and journalistic integrity. You have a passion for communicating how best we can live our fullest lives and manage our money and careers. This team produces high-quality photographic and mixed media work - some conceptual and photo-illustration, some portrait, still-life, research and reportage - in a fast-paced environment. You have a proven track record of visual conceptualization and editorial production and a digital, deadline-driven background. The Life & Work editors create compelling news, features and guide-based content for all platforms, from mobile to desktop, from social media to daily WSJ print pages, reaching a broad, global audience. Candidates must have at least 3-5 years experience in a photo editing and production role.
While you will likely start the job working remotely, you will eventually be based in our New York office. You will report to the Deputy Director of Photography, Features.
- A background in editorial production work, conceptualization and assigning of visual content. Graphics or design experience welcomed.
- Excellent news judgment, fast digital editing skills and an expansive understanding of mobile-first experience and design.
- Strong organizational, communication and collaborative abilities.
- A creative vision and enthusiasm to spearhead and collaborate on new ideas.
- The drive to reach new audiences, an understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly presentation.
- Deep research skills, including newsgathering and social media tools.
- Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, video editing tools, FTP, and social media tools.
- You are a self starter, who also works very well with larger teams.
- Produce and build visual assets for Life & Work content for WSJ digital and print platforms and broader global reach.
- Assign photography and oversee shoot production (which may include shoots in WSJ's in-house photography studio)
- Commission or create original photo illustration content
- Perform historic and sophisticated general photo research for conceptual and regular story treatments.
- Work closely with the Life & Work coverage chief and deputies, a team of reporters and publishing editors, SEO editors, strategy editors and our platform teams.
- Promote a diverse and exciting group of photographers and subjects, with an eye to building new audiences for our journalism
- Pitch visually innovative and original approaches to coverage, focusing on the online experience and demonstrating an understanding of the different platforms and audiences.
- Display commitment to digital best practices and continuous improvement as we work together to refine the content package and publishing expectations, meet KPIs and give our audience the content they want and need.
- Maintain a budget on a monthly basis.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Art/Graphics Group
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Req ID: 27829