Assignment Editor, Sport (15162) - U.S. Remote

Los Angeles /
Editorial – Editorial Content /
Assignment Editor, Sport
Worksite/Location: United States - Remote
Duration: Full Time/ Permanent

Who You Are:
You are a highly organized, forward-thinking problem solver. You will help manage the workflow to cover the events we are currently committed to, as well as bring your own vision to our future planning and execution of photography coverage. You are eager to support initiatives that promote Diversity & Inclusion and aren’t afraid to bring a diverse viewpoint to your work. You are very detail-oriented and able to balance many different projects at once, while also having great interpersonal skills to communicate with our team, both staff and freelance. You are a team player who works well with others and can be an ambassador for our company. Existing contacts within the sports media industry are a plus, whether it be with specific leagues, teams, or photographers. The preference for this role is to be based in NYC or LA to be a part of our offices there, however, other locations will be considered within the United States. Travel will not be a necessity in this role, but the opportunity will present itself to go on-site to events with our team.

Your Next Challenge:
The Sports Assignment Editor plans and executes our sports coverage across many different leagues and teams. You will be working directly with the Senior Manager of Assignments & Operations along with other assignment editors to continue delivering on our current commitments and growing our coverage, everything from a one-off single-day event to a multi-week event spanning multiple cities and venues. You’ll work closely with our staff of 30 photographers and our hundreds of freelance photographers and editors. You exhibit integrity and have a proven track record of maintaining a client-focused perspective, representing the company with your strong presentation and public speaking skills.

    • Plan and execute event coverage, start to finish. This includes planning, credential requests, event creation, photographer relations, and league/team relations.
    • Continue to build our photographer relationships, old and new.
    • Work to grow our coverage where possible.
    • Compile and provide analysis of data regarding coverage and usage.
    • Represent the company in your local market.
    • Apply strong communication skills both within our company and to external contacts.
    • Develop partnerships with various industry-related organizations and athletes.
    • Fosters relationships in a strong team environment internally and externally.
    • Participate in the mentorship of other team members and industry professionals.

What You'll Need:

    • The ability to stay organized.
    • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
    • Background in and well-established relationships within the industry working with and for different organizations including sports leagues, public relations, teams, and organizations.
    • A minimum of three of experience in the industry.
    • Strong/expert/masterful sense of editorial integrity as defined in our Editorial Standards
    • Ability to work weekends during events.
    • Possess superb people skills.
    • Equivalent undergrad degree or requisite experience.
    • The ability to travel, domestically and internationally, at times. This includes a valid passport.
    • Bring a perspective on underrepresented communities and strive to provide diverse content to broaden representation shown through visual arts.

Professional to expert level abilities of these key skills:

    • Microsoft Office, with heavy use of Excel/Word/Outlook.
    • Photoshop/Photo Mechanic (Photography/image editing are not a requirement but a plus.)

Covid-19 Company Statement:
Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which Getty Images will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).  

US Specific:
Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing has been mandated by the Biden administration and that mandate applies to our US workforce. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

Who We Are:
Getty Images is a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace. Through Getty Images, iStock, and Unsplash, we offer a full range of content solutions to meet the needs of any customer—no matter their size—around the globe.

Getty Images encompasses the largest and best path to market for visual creators through their premier brands including its core, Getty Images; iStock, a value offering of creative stills and videos providing a significant volume of exclusive content to small and medium-sized businesses; and Unsplash, a free offering of creative stills servicing the fast-growing and broad-based creator economy. 

Help us move the world with images! Bringing award-winning imagery to everyone, Getty Images has customers in almost every country in the world, with websites in 23 languages, bringing the world’s best content to media outlets, advertising agencies and corporations, small businesses and increasingly, direct to consumers.
Getty Images works with over 496,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport, and entertainment events around the globe. With over 495 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
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We will not tolerate rudeness.

We reject biased behavior and discrimination
We seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.

We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experience
Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

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We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

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We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.

We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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