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Job Opening: Assignment Picture Editor with St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for an experienced assignment picture editor. The editor’s job is to get photographers in the right place to create great pictures for the publication’s print and online platforms. This is a full-time position. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

Job Details

This person is the main contact for photographers in the field. The editor coordinates coverage with reporters and editors and works with designers on the print and online presentation of photography. The editor reports to the director of photography. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 10-6:30. It may include weekends, nights and travel. A MacBook Pro laptop is provided. A four-year college degree or equivalent is required. This position requires:

  • Experience managing an assignment photo desk Strong picture editing skills for print and online
  • Video editing skills are a plus
  • Understand the need for urgency, and ability to work quickly every day
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Experience using police scanners and following spot news
  • Experience designing pages for print and online platforms is a plus
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills Proven organizational skills

How to Apply

Submit an application that includes a cover letter, resume, portfolio and references to pdphotojob@gmail.com.

About St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Post-Dispatch is the leading news organization in the region and is distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois. Their site, www.stltoday.com, is growing and is increasingly their focus. In the past two years, video traffic has increased to more than 1.1 million monthly plays. Photo galleries are important to the site. In the past two years, their mobile traffic has jumped about 500 percent.

In recent years, member(s) of the photography staff have twice been a Pulitzer finalist, earned NPPA’s Regional Photographer of the Year for three consecutive years, inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame, produced ground-breaking multimedia, and covered the St. Louis Cardinals in multiple postseason and World Series appearances.

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