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Photo Editors are responsible for selecting and preparing photos and they usually are employed by various publications. Common tasks listed on a Photo Editor resume example are editing and positioning pictures, posting photos on the web, managing other team members, ensuring deadlines are met, and approving images for publication. The ideal candidate demonstrates in his or her resume an eye for details, strong visual communication skills, teamwork, deadline orientation, computer competencies and organization. Those seeking to work as Photo Editors should be able to display a Bachelor's Degree in photography in their resumes.

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Photo Editor

Directed photography for [company name] publishing 72 issues of Washingtonian Magazine coming under the annual photo budget (approximately $250,000) for the last six years. Managed two staff photographers, assistant photo editor, and freelance photographers.

  • Created, shaped, and executed visual content across platforms.
  • Developed auxiliary photo galleries for Washingtonian iPad version, and washingtonian.com.
  • Assigned and managed teams of photographers for marketing events.
  • Managed photography budget.
  • Coordinated photo shoots, assigned photographers, produced photo essays, negotiated contracts, researched and purchased stock images, managed digital archive.
  • Created original visual content against known reflecting current trends and thematic topics for the six years winning the following awards: CRMA Award for Great Places to Work, Annual Dateline Awards for Excellence in Photo Journalism for 5 years, Society of Professional Journalist Cover of the Day for Best Breakfasts.
  • Contributed to overall subscription growth increasing news stand sales by 15%.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2

Photo Editor

Night manager of department for three print editions of news, sports and special sections, plus online edition and photo sales website.

  • Selected photos for news, sports and features sections.
  • Liaised and coordinated with assignment editor while monitoring photographer submissions for quality and proper captioning.
  • Managed and trained staff of imaging technicians and coordinated workflow.
  • Supervised quality control and reviewed page proofs.
  • Selected, captioned and color-corrected of photos for photo sales website galleries and slideshows.
  • Handled technical issues (computer, application and network) for photographers and department staff.
  • Oversaw image database archiving of photos.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
3

Photo Editor

  • Edited stock, archival, publicity, and personal collection imagery to assist stories published
  • Acquired high res images/usage rights, ensured accurate credits & processed to invoice stage
  • Negotiated with photographers/agents to significantly lower budgets (25%)
  • Worked with multiple teams to coordinate & improve overall workflow & tighten deadlines
  • Created a PR contact list in Excel and uploaded it to internal server for department access
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications
4

Photo Editor

Worked on team of three to fully redesign weekly glossy magazine

  • Coordinated photography for editorial layouts
  • Managed 30+ freelance photographers
  • Procured and evaluated press photography to ensure high-quality images
  • Developed concepts for, produced, and directed editorial photo shoots
  • Photographed products, people, and locations for editorial features and sales advertisements
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BFA
Graphic Design
5

Graphic Design / Content Coordinator / Photo Editor

  • Implemented efficient photo processing techniques, saving employer time and money.
  • Created DVD covers and menus that exceeded employers creative and quality expectations.
  • Designed graphics and promotional ads for company websites.
  • Responsible for daily content updates and website maintenance.
  • Created databases that improved product inventory management and accuracy.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Bachelor of Arts
6

Photo Editor

Assisted Photo Director, looking through Media Grid spec daily for incoming, newsworthy photographs

  • Researched and assisted the Editors with the latest paparazzi photos for upcoming features and Cover stories
  • Directly worked with photo agencies on exclusive photo deals, photo shoots and negotiated rates for images
  • Brainstormed and pitched story ideas to the Editor-In-Chief with weekly presentations
  • Coordinated with Publicists for images from events and found proper placement in the magazine
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Telecommunications
7

Lead Production Artist / Photo Editor (image Specialist Ii)

Production Artist & Photo Editor for [company name]Local. I started a production team that creates advertising on Kindle and the web. We are a high-volume shop that creates hundreds of visual assets a day for several distinct devices.

  • Helped create a new production department from the ground up.
  • Created an imaging production workflow including designs, templates, automation, documentation, and procedural standards.
  • Helped create a digital asset management system that was customized for our workflow.
  • Participated in recruiting and hiring of production staff.
  • Supervised a team who created graphics for over 100 deal pages per day.
  • Worked closely with developers to create Photoshop automation scripts that improved efficiency by over 200%.
  • Continue to drive a high standard for beautiful imagery and elegant designs.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AAA
Commercial Photography
8

Photo Editor

Edited raw photographs using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

  • Customized twenty page photo books for clients using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe
  • Designed page layouts for clients using Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Collaborated with a team of 8 to complete client requests
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BFA
Graphic Design
9

Photo Editor

Worked on daily newspaper in conjunction with RBMA's two month NY residency

  • Researched and secured licenses for all archival photo content
  • Managed daily issue budget of $4000
  • Handled production for original photography content
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BFA
Photography
10

Assistant Photo Editor / Traffic Coordinator

Supported Photography Department consisting of 25 photographers and photo editors. Served as contingent photographer and editor.

  • Efficiently coordinated photo assignments and routed to the proper desk.
  • Processed film and scanned negatives for photographers under tight deadlines.
  • Assisted photographers in the studio and in the field.
  • Routed images to member newspapers via Photostream.
  • Acquired and returned wire service, newspaper and freelancer images.
  • Trained staff on transition from dark room to digital.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Visual Communications

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