Digital News Desk Picture Editor

Job Description

The New York Times is looking for an experienced news photo editor to join our Digital News Desk team in our New York bureau.

This picture editor will help drive photographic coverage coming out of our breaking news operation, and will curate the desktop and mobile home screen presentations as well as our global briefing products.

The editor will report to the assistant editor on the digital desk and will work closely with the express editors, news desk editors and colleagues from photo, design, graphics and video. This person needs to work productively with staff photographers, freelance photographers and fellow photo editors, and must be well-versed in working with wire services, agencies and all other sources of pictures and video, including social media and photographer estates.

In addition to driving the visual curation and presentation of The Times' report of original assigned photography on multiple platforms, this editor will also assign breaking news photography coverage and will be encouraged to pitch and create visual and multimedia enterprise stories.

The position requires great range, editorial judgment and journalistic integrity; an editor who is able to edit sharply for various platforms, produce complex photo assignments, perform thorough agency and social media research, and work quickly and effectively in a large newsroom setting.

We're looking for someone with at least 5 years experience in a news photo editing role. Early mornings, nights or weekends may be required.

You Will:
  • Produce and build promotional visual assets for news stories and enterprise content with attention to detail in a fast-paced newsroom.
  • Demonstrate strong editorial judgment, working with Times editors and legal department for all vetting, copyright and ethics questions.
  • Maintain a very high level of photography assigning for news, narrative, investigative, feature and enterprise stories for all platforms including mobile and print.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pitch, develop, edit, pace and build a powerful visual story, incorporating multimedia and the use of innovative storytelling tools.
  • Work with reporters and editors to shape ideas into visual story opportunities.
  • Focus on working with a diverse range of subjects and photographers, keeping our global and multigenerational audience in mind. Work to strengthen relationships with the photographers you are directing through briefings, regular contact and feedback.
  • Work closely with supervisor and broader department, fostering productive, collegial and collaborative relationships with journalists throughout the newsroom.

You Should Have:
  • 5+ years experience in a newsroom.
  • An enthusiasm for visual journalism and current events, coupled with keen news judgment and ethics.
  • Strong organizational, communication and collaborative abilities
  • Proven deep research skills.
  • Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, video editing tools, FTP, and social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Good knowledge of responsive design and best practices for building stories for mobile devices.
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks.
  • Basic video editing a plus.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY

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.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.