Job opening detail :
Photo Editor
posted: Apr. 2, 2019
Offered by:
W.W. Norton
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a self-motivated and highly resourceful Photo Editor to join its College Division. In this role, the Photo Editor will have the opportunity to work on books and digital products in such disciplines as drama, film, music, history, anthropology, economics, psychology, politics, and the hard sciences. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience in the book publishing industry and a comprehensive understanding of copyright and photo licensing. The position involves working closely with freelance researchers and project teams to manage complex photo programs on a list of diverse titles. The Photo Editor reports to the Photo Department manager.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

• Handle multiple photo programs on tight deadlines; be responsible for these projects start to finish (research, obtaining files, crediting, clearance)
• Work closely with Photo Department Manager to monitor permissions processes, schedules, budgets, and workload; deliver weekly status reports
• Assist authors and editors on the visual and contextual aspects of their photo programs; advise on quality and budget considerations
• Oversee freelance photo researchers to assure timely and appropriate photo research and permissions
• Complete photo research in-house when needed
• Check photos for quality and resolution; complete minor retouching and conversion to fit production’s needs
• Maintain project databases and set up usage reports for our Billing Specialist
• Maintain organized and detailed records
• Other tasks as assigned by the Photo Department Manager

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all required activities.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience in the book publishing industry
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Self-starting with aptitude for collaboration with editors, authors, designers, and production and project managers
• Ability to troubleshoot and keep a variety of projects organized while remaining focused on budgets, deadlines, photo quality, and production concerns
• Working relationships with a variety of photo sources: commercial agencies, photographers, museums, libraries, scientific institutions, and academic sources
• Knowledge of copyright and various licensing options (microstock, royalty free, rights managed) and organizations such as ARS and RightsLink
• Understanding of all stages of book production
• Experienced in Photoshop, Bridge, Microsoft Office (OneDrive and SharePoint), FileMaker, Adobe Acrobat, and standard FTP file transfer applications
• Employment eligibility to work for W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required
• Ability to work regular business hours from Norton’s headquarter office in NYC
About Our  
W. W. Norton, Headquartered in New York City, has been publishing exceptional books since 1923. As an independent company owned wholly by its employees, we are unique among publishers and offer a different kind of company culture. As employee owners, we all work hard to achieve a common goal: to produce the best books and media possible--valuing the content above all--at ethical prices. In our 93-year history, Norton has published the work of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. We have produced books that are warmly received and books that stir up controversy. But one thing never changes—our commitment to remain a strong, independent house that seeks out the best authors and scholarship to challenge, engage, and educate students and the public.

W. W. Norton is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.
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