JOB: WWE – Assit. Photo Editor – Stamford – CT

WWE.com is looking for an energetic and motivated Assistant Photo Editor to join our growing Digital Media department. The Assistant Photo Editor is responsible for producing photo content for a team of designers and content editors for WWE.com and other digital projects. Responsibilities include researching, editing and cropping photos, acquiring hi-res files, following rights and approval procedures, as well as siloing and retouching. To be successful in this role, you must thrive in a fast-paced environment, be able to work autonomously and be a succinct communicator. The ability to tell stories through image selection and gallery pacing is important. The ideal candidate has 2+ years experience in the photo industry and a good understanding of photo production, digital asset management and workflow. We are seeking a problem-solver with strong organizational skills and a positive attitude.

This position will be based in our Stamford, CT office, but will also require some days in our NYC office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Edit, retouch, color correct, organize and resize images during live broadcast
  • Research, retouch, color correct and resize hundreds of photos per week for web galleries and articles
  • Capacity to a handle high volume of requests for multiple people and departments simultaneously
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities as needed to address breaking news
  • Skill and enthusiasm for working in a fast paced environment
  • Follow a detailed photographic style guide
  • Acquire images from the WWE slide and digital archives
  • Research, purchase and track stock imagery
  • Maintain the web asset archive
  • Perform and/or coordinate other special project work as requested
  • Learn WWE history and keep current with all WWE TV programs
  • Deadline-oriented with strong time management skills
  • Capable of taking direction and learning systems quickly and adeptly
  • Uphold the visual standards set by the Photography and Creative Directors
  • Willing and able to work nights and weekends, and be on-call as needed in the schedule

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or working equivalent
  • Technically proficient in processing, retouching, and color correcting images
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a photo department
  • Knowledge of optimizing images for web
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience in Photoshop
  • Familiarity with WWE and the ability to shoot is a plus

Please note: This is NOT a photography job, it is a photo desk position

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