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Associate Photo Editor - Billboard

Billboard is looking for an Associate level Photo Editor to join its team in NYC. The candidate will research, source and curate photography for all sections of a fast-paced music publication. Candidate must work quick and efficiently while maintaining a high level of quality. This person must be able to research and obtain images from photographers, stock agencies, wire services, etc. and negotiate rates and usage. Must be adept in Photoshop, optimizing images for the web and knowledge of InDesign, silhouetting and photo retouching would be a plus.



  • Researching and editing a high volume of photos for a fast-paced music and entertainment magazine
  • Ability to negotiate rights and usage with photo agencies, websites, publicists and news outlets to procure photography
  • Contact & coordinate images with publicists, managers and music labels
  • Pitching photo galleries and photo features to editors pegged to news and music coverage
  • Maintain visual standards set by the magazine
  • Prep original photography for web and social media usage  
  • Uploading images and building galleries in CMS
  • Weekend, late nights and events coverage flexibility



  • Skilled in Adobe Suite CS6
  • Experience in handling photo rights and rates, legal issues and print/web best practices
  • Self-motivated, organized, passionate and a great multi-tasker
  • Creative eye, creative problem solver
  • Added bonus: Design skills, Drupal
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