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Assistant Photo Editor, WSJ. Magazine - NYC

Dow Jones
Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

Job Details

Assistant Photo Editor, WSJ. Magazine

Locations: NYC - 1211 Ave of the Americas

Job Description:

WSJ. Magazine is looking for a full time Assistant Photo Editor to join our team. Responsibilities include photo department administration, basic production of shoots, extensive photo research for print and digital, management of shoot budgets and accounting, developing and maintaining a network and knowledge base of photographers, galleries and agents. The ideal candidate will have a passion for photography, magazines, fine art, design and current events. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential as well as an eye for detail and grace under pressure and deadlines. 

Responsibilities include:

  • General departmental administrative work
  • Preparing and sending out social media packages when stories publish online
  • Sending out issues to contributors the week of the magazine’s release
  • Photo research for print and digital
  • Creating photographer and stylist pdfs 
  • Entering annual photo competitions
  • Maintaining credit docs and inputting gutters for all front-of-the-book stories
  • Maintaining the photo production calendar and sending out shoot notices 
  • Updating the photo and larger magazine lineups
  • Coordinate in-house studio shoots
  • Uploading edits to server, creating edit folders, marking selects on server, etc.
  • Booking travel for photo/style teams
  • Assisting with shoot production—optioning HMU, studios, etc. 
  • Identifying new talent and sharing with team
  • Pitching photographer ideas for shoots
  • Producing shoots, as needed
  • Management of budgets for shoots

Basic requirements: 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of photography
  • Strong visual sensibility
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in a magazine (or similar platform) photo department
  • Photo research experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge)
  • Proficiency in Google Drive
  • Bachelor's Degree

Candidates must be based in New York and will report to the Photo Director of WSJ. Magazine.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. 

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.


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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Editorial/Journalism
Union Status: Union role
Pay Range: $40,000 - $160,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.  As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.  The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

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