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Photo Editor, New York Magazine

Vox Media

Vox Media

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

New York Magazine is looking for a creative and enterprising Photo Editor to join our team. The position entails original assignments, production, photo research, and execution of illustrative treatments to support a whole range of stories. The point of view is always clever, unexpected, impactful and always in keeping with New York's voice. The ideal candidate will be passionate about news and current events and will have around three - five years of experience working in editorial. The candidate should be able to either source or assign to meet breaking news, as well as produce longer term thoughtful stories. Must be conscientious, efficient, detail oriented, and work well with colleagues. Strong photoshop skills are essential.


New York Magazine obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping our world. The New York brand includes the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print, and six thriving verticals: Intelligencer, delivering national news and sharp commentary on politics, business, technology, and media; the Cut, covering the conversations that matter most to women today; Vulture, the premier destination for culture news, criticism, and service; the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly; Curbed, covering cities and city life; and Grub Street, home to food news and authoritative restaurant criticism.

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.


  • Research images for blog posts for Intelligencer as well as the other sites (when applicable) on deadline. Must have knowledge of all the wire agencies, stock photography sites for quick navigation. Ensuring images are properly licensed; negotiate and handle license agreements
    with photo agencies
  • In-depth image research for longer term features working with all genres of photography from
    photojournalism, portraiture, conceptual, still life, contemporary art, etc.
  • Producing original photo shoots from conception to publication
  • Source images for design team and illustrators when needed, as well as occasional after hours events such as 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
  • Work collaboratively with NYMag teams on special projects
  • Other responsibilities as needed assigned by manager or supervisor


  • At least 3 years of experience in photo editing in media/publishing
  • Must have strong photojournalism experience
  • Fluency with the history of art, and interest in contemporary art
  • 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
  • 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 based in our New York office.



This is a permanent, full-time position. 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.

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


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 email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.


The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

Pay Range
$73,000$87,000 USD