• Director of Photography

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/31/2019 12:21 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Editorial - Videographers/ Photography
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Chicago Magazine seeks a talented, creative and enthusiastic photo director to join our team. You're a match if you are resourceful, have a strong work ethic, are able to juggle a large volume of projects in a fast-paced environment & work within tight deadlines. You will report directly to the Design Director and work closely with the art and editorial teams.


    • Maintain and advance Chicago magazine's brand and aesthetic via photography
    • Oversee the production of all photography in the magazine, including hiring and budgeting of photography and additional crew members when needed (makeup artists, stylists, etc)
    • Contribute to the editorial content of the magazine by suggesting unique photo essays or photo-driven features
    • Edit and research images for the magazine and website
    • Source new photographers and other talent to add to our network of contributors
    • Direct photo researcher to ensure we have the strongest possible images for print or digital purposes
    • Direct photo retoucher to ensure the highest quality color reproduction in print
    • Lead two fashion photo shoots with production, model casting and administrative tasks
    • Manage daily workflow of magazine files including tracking and releasing of hi-res images to production
    • Assist with maintaining budget for photoshoots
    • Responsible for accurate photo credits
    • Knowledgeable of contracts, usage rights, photo licensing and copyright laws


    • Minimum of 10 years editorial experience. 
    • Passionate about photography
    • Experience in sourcing images from stock, PR contacts, photographers, and other sources
    • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
    • Highly organized, driven and assertive with an engaging and positive manner
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment


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