Photo Licensing Editor

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Closes
Mar 03, 2021
Ref
JR-90272041
Hours
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post seeks a photography licensing editor to join its award-winning newsroom photo team. This editor will report to The Washington Post's director of photography and will collaborate with our marketing team.

The ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit and a positive communication style, five to seven years of experience working with a newsroom photo team or a photo licensing agency, and a B.A. or B.S. degree. Thorough knowledge of editorial and creative photo rights and permissions; proficiency with Adobe Design Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and PhotoMechanic; a desire to master The Washington Post's proprietary software and publishing platforms; attention to detail; a bias for speed; and talent for client service are required skills.

Beyond daily responsibilities, this role will focus on growth opportunities for monetizing The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning photography for a B2B and B2C audience.

The photography licensing editor will own the photo reprints and permissions workflow from end-to-end. This editor will field requests to reuse Washington Post photos and work with third parties on key licensing and image requests in conjunction with the photography director, content licensing director and the senior photo editor for digital engagement.

This editor will research asset rights and permissions for republication of Post content, researching and digitizing images from our print archive (scanning, cropping, toning, captioning, adding metadata to photos) while acting as the primary liaison for our photo channel partners. The ideal candidate will also find ways to refine and optimize workflow.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position by March 2nd. Your cover letter should be addressed to Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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