The New York Times

Photo Editor, Marketing

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Job Description

We’re looking for a photo editor/art buyer to assist with image research and rights clearances for New York Times marketing assets.
  • You’ll work with designers, writers, marketing leads and product teams to help shape their concepts into commercial visual opportunities while ensuring the work submitted is on brand and showcases The New York Times’s highest standards.
  • You will be knowledgeable about copyright and rights issues as they pertain to editorial and commercial images. You will also work closely with our New York Times legal team for their ultimate clearance for marketing use.
  • You will be a highly organized, easygoing, adaptable, autonomous, collaborative and versatile team player willing to bring inspiration and ideas to fast-developing projects and assignments.
  • You will be an excellent communicator and an exemplary ambassador for the photo editors + art buyer team internally and a worthy ambassador for The New Times externally.
What You’ll Do
  • Be a fast, resourceful, creative, experienced image researcher, adept at concepting and searching on The Times’s internal databases such as Merlin and Photon as well as external sources, with a focus upon curating and submitting a diverse range of photo, illustration and video research in keeping with our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and creative standards.
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of photo, illustration, audio,and video rights clearances with a thorough knowledge of third-party rights and clearances.
  • Independently manage multiple fast-moving, evolving projects, while also working collaboratively and effectively with team members.
  • Responsible for concise and meticulous communications internally as well as for external outreach to clear any third-party issues seen in assets, including subjects such as minors or celebrities.
  • Diligentlyorganize, track and document all visual assets and their related approvals, licenses and legal releases with the appropriate software, such as Google Sheets or Air Table as well as our DAM for team visibility and transparency.
What You’ll Bring
  • A love and passion for photography, film, illustration and visual storytelling.
  • Five to 10 years of experience backed by a sound understanding of the creative process within an advertising or marketing company.
  • You will be up to date with evolving technology, along with a facility and passion for learning new tools and processes.
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge as well as other image-handling software.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced work environment, displaying grace under pressure.
Preferred: A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Design, Art/Creative, and Information Technology
  • Industries

    Newspaper Publishing, Online Audio and Video Media, and Book and Periodical Publishing

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