Picture-desk editor

Posted On: May 28, 2013

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Polaris Images

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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 documents
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

To Apply

Please send a coverletter, resume, writing sample to jobs@polarisimages.com