The Associated Press seeks a Photo Editor for its Photo Desk in New York City.
This photo editor monitors and edits the flow of photos transmitted to the New York Central Photo Desk by AP staff, freelance and member photographers and photo editors system-wide. This person reviews and edits photos for picture quality and caption accuracy before transmitting as appropriate. This photo editor works closely with staff photographers and member photo staffs to enhance the quality and quantity of the AP’s photo report. This person might also deal with topic-specific photo coverage such as business and entertainment.
Candidates should have proven photo editing skills and broad experience in news photography, with a background in newspapers, news magazines and/or news services. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and a willingness to take visual risks. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively and constructively with key editors and photographers in AP bureaus and at member newspapers, and with freelance photographers. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate with editors and photographers, and to field member inquiries. Knowledge of PhotoShop, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mac OS and Windows is a necessity.
For consideration, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.