Newsweek Europe, Director of Photography

10 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Newsweek Europe is looking for an experienced director of photography to join its team in London.

As photo director, you’ll play a leading role in the creation of editorial features, cover design and digital content that reflects our approach to visual storytelling.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with the art director and editors to create bold, impactful covers and features for Newsweek Europe
  • Commission photographers for assignments in Europe, the Middle East and other overseas territories
  • Research, edit and help select photography for weekly magazine features and culture stories.
  • Work with the editors and the photo editors in New York to research and select the Big Shots photography for the front of the book
  • Lead visual projects and bring innovative visual concepts (e.g. VR) into the newsroom
  • Commission and source photo essays for the website and magazine, as well as thinking up smart approaches to writing on photography
  • Ensure the consistency of visual standards across our magazine pages and website

Desired skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography, photojournalism or other relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 3-4 years of relevant professional experience in media/publishing (both digital and print)
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility and visual editing skills
  • Ability to work well with the team to select and commission engaging photography, and ability to work with writers and editors to help shape the reader’s experience
  • Skilled at communicating and presenting visual concepts, and explaining the design rationale behind them
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, and a strong adherence to deadlines
  • Efficiency in a fast-paced and highly collaborative news environment
  • Experience dealing with picture rights, and liaising with PRs and agencies
  • Broad network of photographer contacts and confidence assigning photographers for a range of editorial purposes
  • Advanced proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and Premiere Pro) and Acrobat Pro. Experience with K4 a plus.

Apply by completing the application form below.