Picture Desk Editor

Mexico City
Editorial – Editorial /
Full-time /
Picture Desk Editor
Location: Mexico City (Hybrid or Remote)
Type: Full-time

Who You Are:
You have a passion for sports imagery, thrive in the fast-paced world of editing on a deadline, and are based in Mexico. You are a self-starting, multitasking team player who can also assume individual responsibility for issues as they arise, working accurately and efficiently with a remote team. You have experience working with IPTC metadata and captions. You want to work for one of the world’s leading creators of images with some of the world’s best editorial photographers.

Picture Desk editors are trusted decision-makers and problem-solvers, responsible for receiving and editing editorial content for the global market under constant deadlines while ensuring accuracy, editorial integrity, quality, and timely distribution. As the centralized hub for various departments, the Picture Desk collaborates daily with photographers, assignment editors and tech teams in order to maintain a high standard of quality for clients. Editors curate and highlight our top images on social media, marketing platforms and the GettyImages.com website. Working flexible hours – including nights, weekends and holidays – is required. 

Your Next Challenge:

    • Accurately and quickly review and edit sports imagery to meet Getty Images guidelines with a commitment to editorial integrity
    • This position is capable of handling live and non-live workflows depending on assignment. Picture Desk Editors support major events on site if needed.
    • Check images for proper IPTC metadata and captions; fixing in real-time as needed to post for deadline clients
    • Assign ranking and routing information to designate where an image is sent
    • Prioritize tasks according to relevancy and deadlines in collaboration with a global editing team
    • Exercise solid news judgment; maintain a high level of journalistic knowledge and awareness of current and trending sports events
    • Maintain high level of awareness on current news, sports, entertainment and popular culture events around the world as well as an awareness of current coverage and archive images available
    • Liaise with other global picture desk editors, photographers, assignment editors DoPs and other internal customers on coverage
    • Curate strong and focused sets of images to appeal to a consumer audience
    • Maintain a regularly updated GettyImages.com homepage with CMS programs to showcase featured stories
    • Communicate with photographers to confirm receipt of images and give feedback. Troubleshoot and report technology issues both externally with photographers and clients and any internal support.

What You'll Need:

    • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in the editorial photography industry
    • Keen awareness of current sports events and ability to engage with appropriate imagery on Getty Images’ social media handles
    • The position also requires keen picture judgment, advanced knowledge and experience with industry standard editing tools and an understanding of editorial integrity operations.
    • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a remote team environment
    • Experience with industry-standard editing tools, Adobe Photoshop and Digital asset management (DAM) software
    • Ability and desire to work flexible, non-traditional hours including weekends, nights & holidays
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment accurately and efficiently with high-pressure breaking news situations while maintaining thorough attention to detail
    • Demonstrated knowledge of industry style captioning and IPTC metadata standards, excellent journalistic writing, and copy-editing skills
    • Ability to navigate various social media including, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using a social marketing management platform
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
There’s a story in every picture, a narrative in every frame. 
We believe in the power of visuals. As a leading visual content creator, our three brands–Getty Images, iStock, and Unsplash–offer a full range of content solutions to meet the needs of any customer, whatever their size, location, or budget. Whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving, our visuals help any brand, business, or organization communicate more effectively with their target audience and urge them to action. In other words, we know how powerful an image or video can be—and that it can move the world. 
Working at Getty Images 
Our goal is to be one of the best places to work globally, which means we’re dedicated to providing experiences and resources that allow you to do your best work. Foundational to our culture are our Leadership Principles, which are the shared values that guide how we come together to do our work. We raise the bar and collectively bring solutions while exercising trust, transparency, and care. We actively reject biased behavior and are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experiences. We focus on our customers and deliver on our commitments and commercial goals. 
We foster a collaborative and supportive environment that prioritizes delivering results efficiently and using time wisely, so that all employees can achieve balance between commitments to the company and health and well-being in our lives. We value the importance of rest and recovery ranging from company-paid holidays to time away from work.
Getty Images Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GETY". You may be eligible to participate in our employee Stock Purchase Plan, which allows employees to purchase company stock at a 15% discount to market. 
Our employees’ growth, development, belonging, and engagement are important investments. We offer learning experiences ranging from leadership development, diversity and inclusion training, mentoring programs, a high potential program, and professional and skills development. We prioritize staying connected in our hybrid-working world and encourage participation in global morale events and local gatherings, as well as finding community in one or more of our Employee Resource Groups. Learning about our business is paramount, and our open and transparent culture means you’ll have direct access to experts and senior leaders via open forums, all hands, and content hours. 
Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment that celebrates diversity. We seek to hire based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.