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Carolyn Rice

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States 15212

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Assignment Editor

Job ID: 67533
Job Views: 547
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Postal Code: 15212
Job Category: Photo
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: US per year
Posted: 08.29.2022

Job Description

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and recent winner of the state’s highest journalism honor (Keystone Media Awards), is looking for an innovative and energetic visuals editor to join our award-winning team of photojournalists in one of the most visually vibrant cities in America. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a proven track record of finding the news value in everyday situations and helping the staff deliver high-quality, sophisticated images for multiple platforms. The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily photo assignment schedule, collaborating with editors and reporters on coverage planning, as well as other duties as needed. This editor coordinates and directs photographers to ensure the quality and accuracy of our photos, videos and captions, as well as providing the best photography for all sections of the newspaper.


Duties specific to this role

  • Assignment editor for print + digital
  • Credentialing and coordinating coverage of sporting, and other events
  • Dispatch photographers for early morning and afternoon breaking news
  • Pitch and help staff produce long-term visual projects
  • Assist with photo editing for big events
  • Help edit daily news and feature photos for print and digital
  • Collaborate with the other newsroom editors to finalize daily photo requests
  • Acts as liaison between photographers and department heads
  • Use social media to share your work and connect with our audience
  • Ability to perform pre-production toning in Photoshop

Job Requirements

What will it take to be successful?

– Prior experience at a (preferably daily) media outlet

– Knowledge of photo, video software programs such as Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Premiere or equivalent

– Experience in editing photographs and captions

– Knowledge of photographic equipment and how it functions

– Ability to supervise the work of others

– Excellent news judgment

– Ability to work under deadline pressure

– Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities

– Knowledge of copyright law as it applies to photography


Education and Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of photo management experience
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. We will also consider candidates with strong internships or robust freelance experience.
  • Proven experience collaborating with a team of reporters, editors on deadline


Other Things to Know

-- Competitive salary and benefits package

-- As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.


We are eager to learn more about you and how you could fit in this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done, so include the following:

1. Your resume – one to two pages

2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job

3. A link to your online portfolio and/or samples of your photographic and video work

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