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About the position
Wirecutter is seeking a passionate NYC-based photographer/photo editor with 1-3 years of experience to assist in the daily creation, organization, and delivery of photography for our product reviews and related content. Photography is a significant part of Wirecutter guides, offering readers a clear and honest portrayal of the products we recommend. As the associate member of the photo team, this person will take on an array of tasks in a fast-moving environment.
The associate photo editor is responsible for attending to the daily needs of our editorial staff when it comes to preparing, researching, shooting, and editing photos. In this role you will handle multiple pieces of content simultaneously, coordinate with editors, and exercise strong editorial judgment in selecting art for a variety of written pieces. In addition, you will shoot a high volume of photos in our Long Island City studio on quick turnarounds. You will perform an integral aspect of our review process, which is providing readers with useful, clear, and high-quality visuals surrounding our product recommendations. This person will report to the Head of Photography & Video as part of the editorial department. Please include a cover letter and link to a portfolio of original photographs in your application.
Shoot photos in-studio and on location
Intake, process, retouch and deliver photos
Set up and operate studio lighting and related equipment
Assist with prop and set styling
Track multiple pieces of editorial content and adhere to deadlines
Work with editors to research and select images for editorial content from our archive of original photography, stock agencies, manufacturers, and other third parties.
Interface with other Wirecutter and NYT teams about photo usage and related projects
Assist in daily studio upkeep and organization
Assist in file management, organization, and backup
Perform related work as assigned
1-3 years in an editorial or agency environment as part of a photography team or function
A portfolio of original photographs
Strong knowledge of technical aspects of photography, including camera operation, studio lighting, prop styling and working with models.
Strong knowledge of post-production processes, including editing, retouching, resizing, filing, and delivering assets.
Advanced knowledge of the following software: Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, Dropbox, Google Docs. Knowledge of Airtable or other database software is a plus.
Fluency with macOS operating system including comfort organizing large volumes of files, and performing regular data maintenance / organizational tasks.
Extremely strong communication skills, including collaborative problem-solving, providing and receiving critical feedback, and clearly conveying progress, roadblocks, and questions to a team.
Comfort working swiftly and independently under tight deadlines.
Comfort working in a hybrid remote culture using tools such as Slack and Zoom (this position is not fully remote).
Knowledge of the product review space or adjacent editorial landscape.
This role is eligible to occasionally work from home, in consultation with your manager.
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.
Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The New York Times Company and Wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goals. We offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Employees giving birth now receive 20 weeks of paid leave. Non-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leave. In addition, we also offer 401k matching.
Please include your résumé/CV, a cover letter, and any samples you may want to submit with your application. You can only upload one file in the “Résumé/CV” box, so you should combine and upload your résumé, cover letter, and any other materials as one file.
This is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York.
The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
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