Photo Editor

New York City, NY, United States Posted 13 days ago

Description:

Thrive Global is looking for a photo researcher to help illustrate content across our media platforms. The ideal candidate will be a multitasker with an eye for detail and a strong understanding of visual storytelling, as well as a passion for Thrive’s mission. You should have a firm grasp of photo research best practices; relationships with or an understanding of existing photo agencies, photographers, and databases; a command of the ins and outs of stock photography; and knowledge of the process of licensing, crediting, and paying fees for visual images. Prior digital newsroom or start-up experience is highly valued.

You will:

  • Leverage a strong background in photo research to support the editorial team across digital platforms and ensure visual integrity of all images in a fast-paced newsroom environment
  • Support Thrive’s content franchises and formats around work productivity, health and wellbeing, and psychology and brain science
  • Work with our corporate team and external clients to create content visually optimized for the corporate audience
  • Pitch new visually-driven storytelling formats
  • Maintain relationships and manage contracts with a range of photo libraries, databases, and photographers
  • Manage the credit process for visuals across all Thrive Global platforms
  • Maintain relationships with core stock agencies and photographers
  • Care deeply about ending the culture of corporate burnout and the topics of health, well-being, and productivity

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience as a photo researcher
  • A strong understanding of how to tell a powerful story through visuals
  • A keen eye for visual integrity and quality visual storytelling
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and with basic photo-editing techniques
  • Familiarity/relationships with photo-research databases and stock agencies
  • Experience working with editorial teams and providing images for social platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Experience in a start-up environment, digital newsroom, or other arena where the ability to translate ambiguous concepts to concrete actions plans is key
  • An interest in and familiarity with academic and business thought leadership
  • A high degree of comfort working with and around prominent personalities and celebrities
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