Thursday, October 2, 2014

Job: Photo Editor

Bloggers are the best Photo Editors around.  They can swiftly select the appropriate image, add captions in a New York minute and write engaging text. Let's not forget that they quickly contract hire a Photographer (usually their self) to get the perfect shot(s) and edit the photograph.
When I won the blogging award I came second to the National Post.  The reason I was so happy about coming second was that I was a staff of 'one' and they were a staff of '?'.
Now they (as well as the rest of the group of outlets under the umbrella) are looking for a Photo Editor.
Truth is. I could do this job. Fact is. They probably would not even look at my resume.
Even though I have published thousands of well-read posts in the last 7.5 years.
Alas, if you have a fancy degree or diploma, this may be the job for you.
or if Post Media reads this. Maybe......

Photo Editor

Photo Editor
Postmedia Editorial Services seeks creative, fast and flexible copy editors to join our national page production hub in Hamilton, Ont.
JOB requirements:
•3-5 years of experience as an editorial photo editor or news photographer;
•Keen eye and strong editing skills - able to choose and find photos that best illustrate the stories of the day;
•Familiar with news agencies and wires;
•Strong knowledge of current events;
•Experience negotiating licensing fees and rights;
•Proficient with Photoshop, knowledge of WordPress, Final Cut and video editing;
•Must be able to multitask and prioritize work. Work quickly and accurately under pressure of deadlines.

JOB responsibilities:
•To quickly respond to photo requests and breaking news by searching wire services, member paper photos, social media, or hiring freelancers;
•Choose the best and most eye catching photos of the day for print and web use;
•EDIT captions;
•Work with Postmedia editors and reporters to establish best photo elements for stories;
•Hire and co-ordinate freelance photographers for event coverage;
•Pitch newsworthy and creative photo ideas for print and online.

Please note that Postmedia Editorial Services is a seven-day operation and applicants should expect to work weekend and evening shifts.
A cover letter and resume should be sent to:
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
No phone calls please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

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