Posted On: September 13, 2012
Media Organization: Slate Magazine (Slate.com)
Slate Magazine is one of the original online news and culture magazines.
The Assistant Photo Editor will be assisting Slate’s photo team with the creation of slideshow essays as well as a new photo blog. An ideal candidate is equally comfortable with words and images. The job will require writing humorous and insightful captions and searching across the Web for powerful and unusual images. You must be equally comfortable navigating Reddit, Instagram and the Library of Congress archive.
We are looking for someone with previous experience writing for the Web, be it a blog or Tumblr. We are also looking for someone who has demonstrated experience working with images and creating slideshows. This is a part-time freelance position. If you are located in New York, we may have you work out of our office, but we are open to candidates anywhere in the world.
Do not send a traditional cover letter. We want 6 reasons we should hire you in photo essay form. (You can paste the photo essay into a Word doc or send a link to an online slideshow. Any format works.) This means one image for each reason. This should be accompanied by a traditional resume and links to relevant work samples (articles, photos, Tumblrs, blog posts, etc.) This should be sent to email@example.com.
Deadline: September 27