Freelance Photo Editor

TED is seeking a freelance photo editor for a short-term (4-6 month) assignment to support the Senior Photo Editor with TED’s photo archive and photo shoot production. 

Key responsibilities: 
  • Image editing (making selections)
  • Applying image metadata (tagging)
  • Image processing
  • Photo retouching
  • Image research
  • Image request fulfillment
  • Image archiving
  • Photo shoot production
  • Vendor contracts
  • Strong eye for dynamic and conceptual imagery
  • Keen understanding of photo production workflows (pre-production, production, and post-production)
  • Experience managing or working with a large photo archive
  • Thorough working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, and image asset management
  • Familiarity with best practices for digital asset management
  • Experience working with content management systems
  • Excellent project management, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and to creatively collaborate with others in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
  • Experience with Flickr and shooting still photography is a plus
This position is based in TED’s Manhattan office.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less), though we’re experimenting with this format everyday. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Our team is passionate about TED’s content and the prospect of creating a stronger platform to enable the exchange of ideas worldwide. We’re endlessly curious. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we love to work alongside nice people.

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