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Photo Editor

Photo Editor

Remote US

Full time


Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

PEOPLE.com and EW.com are seeking a Digital Photo Editor to join our Photo team. The ideal candidate is a team player with a passion for creative and innovative visual storytelling, as well as a deep love and knowledge of photography, celebrity and pop culture/current events.This role will provide photo coverage for both PEOPLE.com and EW.com.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight % – Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

70% – Responsible for researching, licensing, and editing/ preparing photos for publication across both sites, fielding a high volume of photo requests daily under tight deadlines

10% – Work closely with the editorial team to illustrate various stories/features and pitch interesting photos

10% – Create unique photo content including large format galleries and composite art for various platforms across both brands

10% – Cover on-call shifts for off-hour photo needs (nights/weekends) and provide photo support for award shows and other special events off-hours


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: N/A

Experience: 3-5 years of experience photo editing for a major entertainment website/ relevant work experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess an interest and knowledge of photography, celebrity, current events and pop culture
  • Must have an advanced and keen eye for photo selection
  • Excellent Photoshop skills (must be proficient in retouching techniques such as color correcting, silhouetting, layer masking, image sizing, and attention to fine details)
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, CMS (WordPress a plus), DAM, Agency relations
  • Must be a problem solver! Quick thinking and resourceful; be able to work autonomously with the capability to prioritize multiple projects with fast turn-around times
  • Must possess advanced knowledge and relationship with photo agencies, pricing structures and licensing terms
  • Knowledge of and interest in pop/celebrity culture and other topics covered on People.com/EW.com
  • Must have flexible schedule and be able to work some early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays

It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation (“Dotdash Meredith”, “the Company”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Company participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

Pay Range

Salary: $52000 – $65000

The pay range above represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position and may change in the future. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Dotdash Meredith’s total compensation package for employees. Other compensation may include annual bonuses, and short- and long-term incentives. In addition, Dotdash Meredith provides to employees (and their eligible family members) a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, unlimited paid time off (PTO), adoption or surrogate assistance, donation matching, tuition reimbursement, basic life insurance, basic accidental death & dismemberment, supplemental life insurance, supplemental accident insurance, commuter benefits, short term and long term disability, health savings and flexible spending accounts, family care benefits, a generous 401K savings plan with a company match program, 10-12 paid holidays annually, and generous paid parental leave (birthing and non-birthing parents), all of which may vary depending on the specific nature of your employment with Dotdash Meredith and your work location. We also offer voluntary benefits such as pet insurance, accident, critical and hospital indemnity health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance.