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Photo Editor
Ref No.: 18-08029
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/06/2018
Position: Photo Editor (8465026)
Duration: 4-6 Months Contract
Location: DC Washington
 
Description/Comment:
Summary:
FREELANCE PHOTO EDITOR
 
AARP Media
Located in Washington DC
 
Summary:
Looking for an experienced freelance photo editor to cover maternity leave between November 2018 and March 2019. Exact dates TBD. This position will support the Director of Photography in the development of photography for Media through production of photo assignments and photo research.
 
Responsibilities:
·         Supports Director of Photography in the development and execution of photography for AARP Media (which includes, but is not limited to: AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin, The Girlfriend from & Sisters from AARP).
·         Responsible for photo assignments through all of Media platforms
·         Researches and procures existing photography (news, celebrity, lifestyle, travel, conceptual, food, product, and entertainment, archival, publicity, and personal collection imagery) for publication. Also, has a broad knowledge of assignment photographers' and their existing image collections.
·         Contact & coordinate images with publicists and managers
·         Obtains, manages and delivers photography: Keeps images organized, downloads images from sources, and orders high-resolution images. Ensures accurate credit and caption information on deadline.
·         Enter relevant information into AARP software regarding stock photography in order to bring photo usage to invoice stage.
·         Under direction of Director of Photography, acquires usage rights and all necessary releases for imagery. Assists with tracking of all contracts for assignment photography in a timely manner.
·         Works within budgets prescribed by Director of Photography.
 
Requirements:
·         Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
·         Minimum 5 years professional experience working in a national publication's photo department, stock house or as freelance photo-researcher
·         Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
·         Knowledge of all styles of photography; must have experience with organizing and tracking multiple images and multiple projects at the same time
·         Experience conducting photo research with major stock agencies and public archives
·         Web and Social Media savvy
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
 
Work experience:
·         At least 5 years national publication
·         A master at researching news, celebrity, lifestyle, travel, conceptual, food, product, and entertainment photography, with broad and deep knowledge of archival sources, PR, boutique and larger stock houses absolutely necessary to be considered
·         Has worked in a creative atmosphere for publications and websites
·         Experience with a Digital Asset Management system and metadata
·         Experience with database systems which track assignments, contracts & photographers
·         Experience with billing; reporting usage to vendors; tracking usage and pricing information; negotiating rates
·         Photo shoot production experience a must
·         Experience with K4 a plus