Photo Editor

Massachusetts, United States
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Publishing

Department: Technology Review

School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PHOTO AND IMAGING EDITORMIT Technology Review, to play a key role in strengthening the MIT TR audiences’ relationships with its brand. Will assign and produce original photography for the bimonthly print magazine, daily web site, and social media accounts; create original photography in studio and on location for MIT News bimonthly print magazine; conceptualize and create original photo montages for online stories; research and curate imagery from photographers, stock agencies, media relations professionals, and user-generated sources; provide image support for video, motion graphics, and animation; provide basic image optimization and retouching (color correction, silhouetting, etc.); manage freelancers, photo budgets, contracts, and invoicing; and organize and maintain a database of digital image files.

A full description is available at

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: at least two years of editorial or photography experience; proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems, and social media platforms and tools; experience creating, assigning, and producing photo shoots for a variety of subjects, including studio and location portraiture, reportage, conceptual still life, and photo illustration; ability to use handout, curated, and original photography to illustrate complex ideas and tell dramatic stories; knowledge of contracts, usage rights, photo licensing, and copyright law; knowledge of metadata strategy with archival best practices; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to collaborate with colleagues, be open to other perspectives, and tactfully advocate for one’s own ideas; self-motivation; and an interested in all forms of photography. A bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field is preferred.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.