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Photography Editor, Stills

Photography Editor, Stills – Freelance

Location: United States



HAUS is seeking a talented individual with experience in photo editing, photo asset management & archiving, curation for OTT (produced streaming) content platforms, and general project management. This is a freelance position estimated for 3-5 months. To be successful in this role, you must be able to strategically plan and execute on multiple projects at once. You must be extremely well organized, creative, a succinct communicator, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You must be self-motivated, possess integrity and be able to work autonomously.


  • Management of unit photography assets and produced stills from post-production hand-offs through release. Often including supplementing unit photography through pulling frames from films.
  • Strategize on the best visual representation for a series or film for on-platform display, marketing, publicity, and social needs. This includes watching and becoming intimately familiar with the content.
  • Put together decks in the provided format and be ready to explain and display your thoughts behind your work.
  • Work together with project managers and stakeholders to communicate on timelines, briefs, and kick-offs.
  • Edit high volume digital photography and maintain quality control.
  • Manage and produce photo edit requests with clients for various channels in tandem with project leads and stakeholders as a creative resource.
  • Handle digital asset management and archiving including transferring, renaming, attaching metadata, adjusting, backing up, and uploading.
  • Be mindful of legal restrictions and licensing requirements.


  • 3-4 years photo editing experience (entertainment experience preferred)
  • Strong eye for editing and selecting photography
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Suite including Photoshop and Lightroom or Bridge (or similar system)
  • Solid retouching and color correction skills
  • Strong team player
  • Deadline-oriented with strong time management skills
  • Experience working with international markets preferred
  • Great with producing decks and showcasing work and creative process
  • Ability to handle a high volume of complex projects and tasks for multiple people and departments simultaneously and manage competing priorities and workflows
  • Must be able to work independently, make sound decisions, think strategically, and maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must possess solid organization, effective time management and excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with internal and external teams
  • Understand and interest in Federal copyright laws, usage licenses, and embargos
  • Understand the photography industry including photo production, retouching, and digital asset management and workflow
  • Strong knowledge in digital file specs, size formats
  • Creative – Demonstrate the ability to think innovatively-connecting the dots when others cannot. Able to make the leap from information to insight. Able to identify, nurture and help refine compelling creative ideas and concepts.
  • Succinct Communicator – Great writer and clear talker. Can organize, summarize, clarify and communicate ideas simply, succinctly and accurately.
  • Has a quick intelligence, is fast on the feet and quickly responds to issues and questions. Says it like it is; not wrapped in political niceties.
  • Pragmatic, Organized and Detailed – Has a big capacity to both think and ‘do’.
  • Flourishes in a ‘hands-on’ role, adding value at different levels. Is strong on detail and highly organized.
  • A Smart Minimalist – Keeps things simple. Knows that global communications can be made complex—and will resist and prevent that.
  • Has a Point of View – An independent thinker willing and able to express and support a point of view.
  • Pace – Moves at a nice clip and enjoys having multiple projects going at once.
  • Is flexible. Can change course, be scrappy and get things done within short time frames.
  • Integrity. Has sound judgment, and will question actions inconsistent with company values.