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Employer: Detroit Free Press Job Posted: 1/25/2020
Location: Detroit, ME Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

The Detroit Free Press is looking for an energetic multimedia/picture editor with strong photo and video skills to join our Emmy-award winning team of photographers and video journalists. Must be urgent, a quick learner, social media savvy and have a passion for visual storytelling. A qualified candidate should demonstrate high command of techniques and sophisticated craftsmanship in photo/video storytelling and community engagement.

In this position, you will coach, supervise and direct the work of photographers, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. This editor will guide photographers by applying specific expertise to ensure that they create high quality content that fulfills the newsroom’s strategy across all platforms. Focus areas include, but are not limited to: photography and picture editing, beat development and digital content. Sometimes takes a hands-on approach to accelerate a story’s path to publication. Guides journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the creation of content. Focuses on the most important, sensitive and complex stories.

This editor uses high level of expertise and judgment to determine the placement of content and has final say in the finished product. Editor coordinates and directs photographers to meet deadlines. Oversees the planning, programming and production of newsroom content. Acts as a customer-experience expert and newsroom project manager. Collaborates with content strategists and audience analysts to program content by platform and ensure we deliver on key audience expectations. Ensures the right volume and quality of content across platforms for both daily and enterprise needs. Follows through the process from conception to publication to ensure SOPs are followed and deadlines are met.

In this role, you will:

• Coordinate with reporters and editors to insure accurate and engaging photo/video coverage of assignments
• Works with entire newsroom to improve video shooting and editing skills across all our video story forms (ie. live, packages, shows)
• Assigns photo requests received from section editors
• Assures that all assignments are shot and submitted by deadline including editing and caption review
• Selects the photos that go into the paper and on the website
• Creates photo galleries from a multitude of assignments
• Acts as liaison between photographers and section editors if problems should occur
• Advises section editors of possible feature photos or photo essays
• Works with freelancers to assign and manage assignments
• Builds relationships with outside companies to obtain and process handout photography
• Manages workflow for handout photography and the photo archive
• Supplies our licensing company and wire services with requested photographs
• Use social media to share your work and connect with our audience
• Help archive images and video
May shoot assignments as needed

Here’s what you need:

• Bachelor's degree in journalism or photography or equivalent
• Exceptional core photojournalism and editing skills (reporting, photography and videography).
• Proficiency using photo and video editing software, including Photoshop, Premiere, Photo Mechanic
• Experience with shooting and editing on an iPhone
• Ability to write accurate, detailed captions
• Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and money.
• Industry knowledge.
• Understanding of social media and how to respond and engage fan base on digital platforms.
• Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
• Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
• Knows how to use time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom
• Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

Req #9882

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