Associate Visuals Editor, W

New York, NY /
Editorial – W /
Full-time
W Magazine is seeking an Associate Visuals Editor to join the Visuals & Content team. The ideal candidate will have strong production, communication, and organizational skills and a vast knowledge of fashion and photography to fully execute all aspects of a shoot, conduct photo research, and work in a fast-paced environment. The role will oversee all digital imagery across all digital channels. A broad-ranging understanding of culture, fashion, photography, and entertainment is key for this role. 

Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with W’s Executive Digital Director, Visuals & Content Director and Design Director on maintaining W’s vision across all photo shoots and image needs
    • Maintain quality control on the website, assuring that imagery and formatting meet digital standards, this requires great attention to detail
    • Able to crop, silo, retouch and create compositions and collages for the web
    • Ideate on visuals to represent abstract story concepts
    • Commission photographers for original web shoots
    • Produce original web shoots including liaising with talent reps, booking styling, hair, makeup, location, and overall coordination of the shoot.
    • Adhere to budget for every shoot 
    • Commission photographers for event coverage of large events, fashion shows, fashion weeks
    • Has the ability to gather assets, edit and publish within a short timeframe
    • Conduct photo research to source existing imagery for articles that don’t require original photography
    • Assist with W Archive image research for social team and web posts
    • Liaise with the Accounting and Rights/Permissions departments for payment and contracts

Requirements

    • 2-3 years of digital and photo production experience with strong understanding of editorial photography and photo research
    • Has strong production skills, organization, and wide variety of industry contacts
    • Able to manage several projects simultaneously with various lead times
    • Understands visual trends in photography, fashion and web
    • Has a strong grasp of what’s new, what’s trending, and how it relates to W's brand narrative
    • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Bridge
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