Posted On: May 28, 2013
Media Organization: Polaris Images
Polaris Images is a medium-sized photo news agency that coordinates assignment coverage between photographers and news publications, and provides a daily feed of images and picture stories to the media worldwide. The agency follows breaking and developing stories by assigning photographers in the field, processing and distributing their images in a timely fashion.
Polaris Images has an opening on the picture-desk. The primary responsibilities of the post are to:
Copy edit captions to produce clear and concise metadata (text information) for each photograph
Monitor incoming photo submissions
Other duties include:
Assisting in producing posts for twitter and facebook
Scanning negatives / slides and digital retouching of image files
Applicants should be journalistically oriented with knowledge of and interest in topics in domestic and international news: Politics, government, conflicts, culture, arts, entertainment, sports, etc. Experience with Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms, image management systems (such as Adobe Lightroom, Photomechanic or Aperture), flatbed and film scanners is required. Applicants must have strong communication skills, the ability to focus in a multifaceted environment, work quickly and with precision while under deadline in a news room environment.
Foreign languages, in particular French, are a plus.
Salary: $34,000 per year
Vacation: two weeks per year
Benefits: Health insurance eligible with 50% co-pay after 6 months employment
Please send a coverletter, resume, writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org