WSJ seeks a features photo editor in New York

November 30, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced photo editor to join its Features team. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team of photo editors and work on The Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section.

The ideal candidate for this role has strong journalistic integrity and can produce a range of high-quality photography assignments in the areas of fashion, food, travel and design, in a fast-paced environment. You should also demonstrate broad agency and social media research knowledge, and the skills to work effectively within a large newsroom, with bureaus around the world.

A proven track record of editorial production and visual conceptualization, with an ability to work with a small team, under tight deadlines, is a must. Your work will require great creativity, speed, organization and attention to detail. You will be responsible for conceiving of and creating compelling photographic content across all WSJ platforms, from digital mobile and desktop displays to social promotion, to the weekend print section.

This position will be based in our New York City office and reports to The Deputy Photo Director, Features.

You will:

  • Produce and build visual assets for Off Duty content for WSJ digital and print platforms and broader global reach.
  • Assign photography and run your own shoot production; commissioning original content, including shoots in WSJ’s in-house photography studio, as well as on location.
  • Recruit and promote a diverse and vibrant group of photographers with an eye to new audiences.
  • Perform historical and general photo research as needed.
  • Pitch visually innovative and original approaches to features coverage for the Off Duty section, from print covers to digital display, with a focus on the online experience.
  • Collaborate with audience and platform teams on social strategy and distribution of WSJ content.
  • Maintain a budget on a monthly basis.

You have:

  • At least 3-5 years experience in a photo editing and production role.
  • A background in editorial production work, conceptualization and assigning fashion, still-life and portraiture photography and a clear understanding of the WSJ take on fashion, food, still-life, travel, technology and cultural coverage.
  • A wide-ranging network of photographers, stylists, prop houses and modeling agencies.
  • Familiarity with web tools, content management systems, photo editing programs, like Photoshop and PhotoMechanic, and video editing tools.
  • Excellent news judgment and an expansive understanding of mobile-first experience and design.
  • Strong organizational, communication and collaborative abilities.
  • The drive to reach new audiences, an understanding of and appreciation for audience data and SEO-friendly presentation.
  • A creative vision and enthusiasm to spearhead and collaborate on new ideas.
  • A self-starter mindset – and can work independently as well as with a team.
  • Deep research skills, including newsgathering and social media tools.
  • Ideally, basic coding skills.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Art/Graphics Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

NYC Pay Range: $50,000 – $180,000


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