Assignment Editor News, APAC (13360)

Hong Kong /
Editorial – Editorial Content /
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About the position

This role may be based in Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore or Hong Kong with other APAC-based locations considered on application. 

We are looking for an assignment editor for Getty Images News based in APAC, you will determine our photographic coverage across Asia working with our roster of staff, freelance, and contributing photographers in the region.

Who You Are:

You have a 'nose for news' and you are curious about the world around you. You are a self-starter with experience in visual journalism and working a fast-paced newsroom environment.  You are highly collaborative and a skilled communicator capable of cultivating relationships cross-cultures and time zones. You are excited by the prospect of working in a global team, cross functionally, and thrive in a fast paced highly dynamic environment. 


    • Provide editorial direction in line with the strategy delivered by Director of Photography, APAC
    • Coordinate and assign breaking-news coverage across Asia
    • Conceive and develop news features in collaboration with our staff and freelance photographers
    • Identify new talent to sign to our roster of freelance photographers
    • Coordinate the logistics of live-event coverage with photo staff and our global picture desk editors
    • Ensure accuracy of editorial content: headlines, captions, metadata.
    • Monitor content from editorial partner agencies for quality, accuracy and relevance
    • Identify unique contributor content for distribution through Getty Images
    • Edit photographer submissions, contest entries, curated sets for merchandizing and marketing, and more
    • Be available for non-standard work hours, including weekends, early shifts and late shifts.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in visual journalism, previous experience in Asia preferred
    • Significant full-time experience in the news picture industry, with a major daily newspaper, news magazine, wire service or other photo agency
    • Experience commissioning editorial photo assignments is preferred
    • A passion for photojournalism, and a strong sense of newsworthiness, professional ethics and editorial integrity
    • Broad awareness of current affairs, conflicts, political issues and business news within Asia
    • Familiarity with major editorial publications in UK and Europe, their interests and editorial sensibilities
    • A general awareness of established and up-and-coming photojournalists working across the APAC region, as well as what notable photographic coverage is being produced in this region by our customers and other agencies
    • Fluency with Photoshop and its applications within a journalistic context
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Due to the current conditions and impact of Covid-19, this key position will work from home. As we do not have a timeline to when conditions improve, we are prepared to offer flexibility work from home until Getty Images returns to our office locations.

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