News Editor, Getty Images FOTO
Who You Are:
You are an experienced and skilled writer with at least four years of editorial experience at a large-scale national publication (print or digital, or, ideally both) or a high-performing niche title of national acclaim. You are a natural and nuanced storyteller, with a keen interest in the events unfolding in the world today. You have written and edited stories about current events at all lengths and at a high level. You must be capable of working fast and carefully (as we cover events in real time) but also able to develop more complicated narratives over longer periods of time. This is a combined writing and editing role, and as such your writing will have both voice and flair, and you will be skilled at editing tight and short pieces that positively sing.
Your Next Challenge:
FOTO covers world events but that can range from the devastation wrought by a fast-moving flood to a strange parade in Siberia to the anniversary of an iconic music festival. The editor will possess a curiosity about news, world events, history, and culture and how all of the above shapes popular thought. We’re seeking an editor who can look around corners and predict how the news will play out. You will also have an intuitive sense of what readers/searchers of current events stories will want to know about. You will have a gift for story ideation as well as the well-honed ability to write snappy, clear, effective headlines and other display type. The ability to “own” a story – from ideation to publication—is absolutely essential. While this editor/writer will focus on current events, we are not looking for a politics editor.
What You'll Need:
Because we are a visually driven site, the editor must be visually sophisticated and have a sense of visual storytelling, and must be able to identify impactful and affecting photographs. You’ll have a nuanced understanding of issue relating to church and state, of legal issues (rights of publicity, libel, etc.), as well as a sophisticated understanding of fairness, objectivity, sourcing, etc.
Our team is small and we work cooperatively in a passionate but casual environment, so you must be able to work well with others, taking and passing batons as needed. Ideally, you would have some experience managing others.
storytelling, and must be able to identify impactful and affecting photographs.
Who We Are:
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com . The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography.
Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room , and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends . Find Getty Images on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn , Pinterest and Tumblr , or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world's best imagery
Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
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