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The New York Times seeks a style photographer

October 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The New York Times is looking for an experienced street style photographer to join our award-winning, industry-leading staff, and focus on style and fashion coverage. This versatile visual journalist is technically adept and open to working in multiple visual approaches and formats, consistently elevating our journalism.

You are eager to innovate, thrives on collaboration, has impeccable news judgment, and technical as well as editorial expertise. You are experienced and comfortable covering breaking news as well as features and visually-driven long-form enterprise work. You will be assigned to a variety of stories connected to the biggest news and themes of the day, and you will also be expected to generate and pitch your own story ideas. You will collaborate as a full journalistic partner with reporters, editors and designers throughout the newsroom.

You demonstrate diplomacy, judiciousness, ingenuity, curiosity and the ability to convey the world to our readers with images that go beyond the expected. You excel under deadline pressure and possess excellent reporting and writing skills, as you will be expected to provide not only imagery, but accurate and thorough captions and accompanying reporting. As the Times expands further into live coverage of breaking and planned news, you will embrace and expand on our real-time reporting on the ground.

Still photography will be your primary medium, but you should have experience with videography and basic video editing, and an eagerness to experiment with an array of tools and presentation formats for your work. You are nimble in your preparation, news gathering and transmission, comfortable working under intense logistical and deadline pressure. Where necessary, you will work closely with senior editors on the desk as well as our security advisers to prepare for and follow strict safety protocols in the field. Your visual journalism will appear in an array of formats and surfaces, including traditional articles and live vehicles, in digital, print and social presentations, and this should inform your work in the field.

You will seek diverse voices in your reporting in order to help our subscribers better understand the world in which we live. And you are respectful, inclusive, generous and empathetic toward colleagues, our audience, and the communities we cover.

Times journalists are expected to protect the integrity and credibility of our journalism, avoid conflicts of interest, maintain high standards of accuracy and quality, and safeguard The Times’s reputation for independence, fairness and impartiality.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of photojournalism experience, and a strong portfolio of work on fashion and street style.
  • Professional knowledge of Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Premiere and other photo and video editing software.
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to report and file in news situations under intense deadline and logistical pressure
  • Strong editorial news judgment and writing skills, with a passion for news and current events
  • Demonstrated interest in innovation and ongoing development of the technical and aesthetic elements of your photography and videography.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

The annual base pay salary for this role is between $120,126.82 and $147,000.00.

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