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Photo Editor

Gainesville, FL

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 


The New York Times Editing Center, a 40-person editing and production team operating remotely, is looking for two experienced photo editors to select, edit, and caption images for distribution to clients worldwide. 

In a global news environment, you will work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as it is necessary to contribute to The Times’ mission and commitment to its innovation and growth. Shifts and days are to be determined; the Photo department is staffed seven days a week; on most weekdays it is staffed 8 a.m.-10 p.m. ET. The Photo Editor roles will work remotely and report to the Manager, Photo.


  • Select and edit New York Times photos for distribution to a global audience, while following Times standards.
  • Process graphics and illustrations for distribution. 
  • Prioritize breaking news and features, exercising news judgment.
  • Write concise and complete captions.
  • Select images for Times publications including the Times Digest and International Weekly.
  • Desire to perform in a dynamic workplace and work collaboratively with editors at The New York Times.
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, and some holidays.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience as a photo editor for a wire service or news publication.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related subject.
  • 6+ years of experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • News judgment and an understanding of current world events, and how The Times covers them.
  • Knowledge of AP style and copy editing.
  • Experience in remote work environments, including troubleshooting technical issues and the ability to collaborate across virtual teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that is staffed seven days a week, under tight deadlines.

The annual base pay range for this role is between $50,000.00 - $60,000.00.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization.

Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law.

All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email [email protected].  Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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