Editorial Photo Editor

West Hollywood, CA
Job Type:
$60,000 - $70,000
Date Posted:
June 25, 2023

About The Opportunity

The Editorial Photo Editor position calls for a creative, self-motivated, and detail-oriented professional responsible for receiving and editing editorial content for the global market under tight deadlines. Photo Editors collaborate daily with photographers, assignment editors, sales reps, and tech teams to drive excellence across all our event and assignment coverage.

You are someone who thrives in the fast-paced, 24/7 world of entertainment, news, and sports and is comfortable with non-traditional work hours. You are a self-starting, multitasking team player who can also assume individual responsibility for issues as they arise. The ideal candidate thinks strategically and applies expert judgement to identify the most impactful images to drive value for our global market and clients.

The Day to Day

  • Review, edit, and curate images, both onsite and remotely, for entertainment, news, and sport events.
  • Identify, edit, and select the most impactful photographs ensuring that relevant aspects of a story are covered.
  • Review and edit captions and keywords for accuracy in accordance with Shutterstock’s guidelines and standards.
  • Collaborate with staff photographers, contributors, and partners to provide editing guidance, actionable feedback, and file transfer support.
  • Prioritize image selection and processing with consideration for the market, customers and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with others in the editing team to conduct post-event quality evaluation, sharing insights with the relevant parties to drive consistency.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and the Contributor Management team to understand market trends and customer expectations when curating compilations or collections.
  • Maintain full awareness and interest in global entertainment events, news, trends, fashion, and celebrities.
  • Maintain a regularly updated Shutterstock Editorial homepage that reflects the top events and stories of the day.
  • Develop, build, and maintain relationships with clients and contributors by providing excellent customer service.
  • Maintain a full understanding of the global client base, expected deadlines, and image preferences.
  • Ability to troubleshoot photo software and connectivity issues onsite at events
  • Significant amount of travelling and working evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Travel: 25%

What You’ll Bring To The Role

  • 4+ years of event-based photo editing experience.
  • Expertise working with industry standard image editing tools and processes (including Adobe Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, and FTP clients).
  • Familiarity with metadata standards, proficient at creating and editing captions, keywords and media classifications.
  • Exceptional at achieving time-sensitive production goals while managing multiple (and competing) priorities and imminent deadlines.
  • A solutions-based attitude and the ability to work in high pressure and fast-paced client-facing situations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well alongside a team, both in person and remotely.
  • Available to work non-traditional schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays. Some travel is required.
  • Proficiency in both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS

Why Shutterstock

  • You have a direct impact on the success of the company. Your team’s work matters and is essential to the evolution of our core business!
  • Executive leadership cares personally. They prioritize growth and planning your career path with your goals and passions in mind.
  • Flexibility to work between home and office with everything you need to be successful in both
  • A generous and competitive benefits package.

Shutterstock connects diverse artists and creative professionals around the globe with the agencies, brands and people who need their work and services. It’s a place where creators come to be inspired and discover new ways to produce their best work.

Shutterstock enables its employees to drive culture and tap into the world around them to develop the toolbox and solutions that help others share their world views. At Shutterstock, your ideas will be welcomed, your uniqueness will be celebrated, and you will be supported in presenting your view of the world as you experience it. We’re champions of resiliency; quickly learning from our shortcomings in our pursuit of continuous growth.

Diverse teams are critical to our success. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply and we commit to creating and maintaining a culture where employees know they belong and have equal opportunities to succeed.

At Shutterstock, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. The compensation package offered may vary depending on employment experience, skills, and knowledge. You may also be eligible for our generous benefits package including health, wellness and financial benefits. Compensation ranges for candidates in locations outside of the location(s) below may differ based on the cost of labor, market, and additional factors.

The Pay Range For This Position Is Below

  • 60,000 – 70,000 per year in California

Note: Commission-eligible roles are expressed as on-target earnings (base and commission). Non-commission roles are expressed as base salary only but are also eligible for annual incentives.

Shutterstock Principles

We are one team collectively focused on creating an unrivaled experience for our Customers and Contributors. Our principles represent the mindset of the employee who will thrive at Shutterstock. If you are passionate about what you do, and want to become part of a cutting-edge technology company building industry leading products, please apply.

Shutterstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Suitably qualified and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Shutterstock ensures that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accommodation_request@shutterstock.com .

The referenced salary range is based on the Company’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

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