New York Times Photo Operations Manager & Photographers' Chief in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a Photo Operations Manager to join its photography department. The New York Times is a worldwide leader in photojournalism, earning multiple Pulitzer Prizes and World Press Photo awards in recent years and establishing standards for excellence and innovation in visual journalism that have been deeply influential across the industry.

The Photo Operations Manager, a senior manager, will report to the Director of Photography and will work closely with the deputies and other managers in the department, as well as with colleagues in video, graphics, design and special projects.

This role will be predominantly focused on photographer and editor development, training and operational readiness. This person will serve as the staff photographers' chief, mentoring and advocating for photographers and their work.

Responsibilities include:

• Breaking news planning and readiness, in coordination with desk editors and deputies

• Coordination of security and safety preparedness for photographers and editors in the field

• Oversight of photographers' assignments and scheduling

• Training and development for photographers

• Fellows screening, oversight and mentorship

• Liaison to Equipment Manager

• Coordination and staffing of planned live news event coverage (i.e. The Super Bowl, The Oscars, The State of The Union, The Met Gala, The Olympics)

• Liaison to Photo Tools team, consulting on tools and platform development central to photoeditors' and photographers' workflow

• Liaison between photo and legal department on wire and freelance contracts, usage issues and rights management

• Point person for department on regulations and training for drone photography, video and future visual storytelling innovations

• Oversight of editors' schedules, in coordination with department administrator

• Recruiting, staffing and onboarding of casual editors for time off and supplementary coverage, including Special Sections staffing

• Lead editing on additional special editorial projects and partnerships, in cross-departmental collaboration

This is an excluded position. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience in photo editing or visual operations management in a newsroom. Excellent news judgment, elevated visual taste, extensive experience assigning photography and directing photojournalists is required.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Help shape the future of The New York Times

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To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.

Employee-driven benefits

If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.

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