Vox Media is hiring a

Photo Editor, New York Magazine

New York, United States


New York Magazine is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.


New York Magazine is looking for a smart, creative digital Strategist photo editor to join our photo team. The position supports writers and editors by creatively selecting imagery that illustrates stories in clever, unexpected, and impactful ways, in keeping with New York's voice.The role involves researching, selecting, cropping, retouching and uploading images to the website including assigning original photography and producing still life product shoots for both print and web. The ideal candidate will have experience in sourcing and licensing editorial images in a fast-paced, high-volume web environment. Quick thinking, an eye for detail, and strong photoshop skills are essential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with editors on The Strategist and other verticals in selecting images for blog posts across the site on tight deadlines
  • Source images for design team and illustrators when needed, as well as occasional after hours events such as award shows, breaking news or other large culture events that will require photo support
  • Optimize images technically and visually for publication on the web: color correction and siloing
  • Coordinate retouching needs, delivery of images, and deadlines with artists
  • Produce still life product shoots for print stories
  • Work collaboratively with NYMag teams on special projects
  • Ensure images are properly licensed; negotiate and handle license agreements with photo agencies
  • Maintain image metadata to ensure accurate credit and caption information are preserved
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager or supervisor

Role Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience in photo editing, preferably in media/publishing
  • Must have experience in photo production, working in a studio setting.
  • Experience shooting still life and/or portraiture, and in graphic design preferred
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software, especially Photoshop. Strong image editing skills in color-correction; selection and compositing, image sizing, batch processing and photo-manipulation are particularly important
  • An ability to work independently and in collaboration with others to identify the best means of illustrating a large volume of stories with a quick turnaround
  • Strong communication skills and a team player


If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.


This job is flex. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.



This is a permanent, full-time position. This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Company and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.

This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.


Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team ([email protected]).


Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

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