BuzzFeed is hiring a

Photo Editor, News (LA)

Los Angeles, United States

Buzzfeed News is looking for an energetic and hard working full-time Photo Editor in our Los Angeles office. Candidates must have a strong understanding of the newsroom, mobile web and social web environments and how photos travel on multiple platforms. You would be a part of small, face-paced art department within the newsroom. You will play an integral part in the editorial process from sourcing appropriate imagery to assigning reportage, feature and entertainment photography.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Doing deep photo research and processing strong images for all Buzzfeed platforms.
  • Working with our editors and writers to secure permissions and contacts for assigned stories.
  • Collaborating with the rest of the news art dept to source / assign / photograph striking and sharable imagery.
  • Produce entertainment / celebrity related shoots as well as art direct on set.
  • Assign and manage freelance photographers as needed.
  • Writing and editing captions, process images for output, light retouching, and managing metadata
  • Provide immediate photo coverage of large-scale news events and breaking news situations.
  • Pitch and post photo stories and concepts.


Who you are:

A self-motivated visual storyteller with a deep love for photography, photographers and the image making process. Someone’s who’s detail-oriented and comfortable balancing a variety of assignments (large and small). Has an editorial background and interest in creating powerful imagery to tell news stories on mobile as well as social platforms. Someone who is deeply resourceful and takes great pride and satisfaction in delivering that perfect image that isn’t everywhere.


What you’ve got:

  • 4-6 years of experience at an editorial website, magazine or comparable news organization.
  • Can carefully and accurately sourcing news photos during a breaking news event.
  • Good editorial judgment and an understanding of the newsroom environment.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and will be able to work in a team setting, as well as independently.
  • A list of media contacts and of freelance photographers, stylists, and locations you’ve worked with.
  • An understanding of photo rights and clearances.
  • A proven track record of developing concepts for photo stories and pull together various creative teams together while managing external stakeholders such as celebrity talent and publicists.
  • You must be highly organized and efficient at multi-tasking.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, spreadsheets and photo mechanic.
  • This role reports into NY so excellent communication and telephone skills are a must.


Bonus Skills:

  • Ability to photograph smaller reportage and portraits as needed.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and a link to work they have either curated or produced (no dropbox or PDFs please).



About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video across the social web to its global audience of more than 200M and 1.5B monthly video views.