JOB: Photo researcher/editor

The Department of State’s International Information Programs Bureau in Washington seeks a photo researcher with a good editorial eye. IIP’s Written Content team produces and curates content for print, social and electronic media. ShareAmerica will represent a main focus for this hire.

Candidates must:

  • work under tight, daily deadlines
  • possess the aesthetic sensibility and editorial judgment to identify images that
  • render content engaging to social media audiences
  • possess the editorial judgment to identify images/graphics that support foreign
  • policy goals to audiences in other countries, whose sensibilities differ from those of Americans
  • ability to work with writers to adapt headlines and story angles to photos and vice versa
  • possess extensive knowledge of and research skills in commercial and stock image databases
  • possess ability to track down copyright information and purchase images from commercial houses and to negotiate rights and pricing with individual photographers and other rights holders
  • conceive photoshoots and infographics and offer direction to staff photographers and graphic designers
  • offer guidance to editorial colleagues regarding placement, composition, cropping, resolution and other photo enhancements and, as required, handle these duties on a WordPress-based publishing platform
  • be available and in the office on a full-time basis


Please click this link to apply:
Please follow up by sending an email to Greg Jones at


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