Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Photography Manager

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Job Description

FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY Photography Manager Digital Division New York Office (Initially Remote) Application Deadline: November 30, 2020 Human Rights Watch (HRW) advances human rights worldwide by investigating wrongs, exposing facts, offering solutions, and challenging those with power to respect rights. The Media Department, which includes the Communications, Digital, Multimedia and Campaign divisions, creates and implements communications strategies to expand support for human rights, increase media coverage and influence in key markets, and reach new audiences. The Digital and Multimedia Divisions are seeking a Photography Manager to manage its photo editing, research, and sourcing. This is a two-year, fixed-term position based in New York. The Photography Manager jointly reports to the Director of Publications and Information Design (75%), and to the Director of Documentary Video and Photography (25%). Due to Covid-19, many of our global offices are currently closed or operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate will be required to work remotely in the interim. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position. We anticipate that the successful candidate will begin this position in early 2021. Responsibilities: 1. Provide photo editing for daily news content, including: pressers plus, news releases, dispatches, and social media products; 2. Conduct photo research to support media teams that produce longform web content, videos, and outreach materials; 3. Ensure quality of photos meets HRW standards across platforms; 4. Respond to photo inquiries from program, media, and development departments regarding copyright, licensing, and usage terms; 5. Organize and maintain archive of photographs; 6. Perform image processing, such as color correction and resizing for various platforms; 7. Centralize and maintain list of agency contracts, licensing rates, and representatives; 8. Centralize and maintain contracts with Freelance photographers; 9. Administer the invoicing and payments for photos with agencies and freelancers; 10. Develop photo guidelines for program staff on sourcing and licensing photos; 11. Conduct periodic training for researchers on basic elements that make for strong photographs in documentation and storytelling; 12. Provide report production support for publications; and 13. Perform other tasks as may be assigned. Qualifications: Education: A bachelor’s degree, preferably in photography, human rights, journalism, or a related field is required. An advanced (graduate) degree is a plus. Experience: A minimum of five years working with photographs, preferably in a news of editorial environment, is required. Related Skills and Knowledge: 1. Experience working with human-centered visual content is required. 2. Proficiency in Photoshop and Lightroom are required. Familiarity with InDesign, Premiere, and AfterEffects is desirable. 3. Experience working in a digital Asset Management system, or Content Management system, is required. 4. Excellent organizational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail and strong follow-through are required. 5. Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required. 6. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively across the organization in a diverse and inclusive work environment are required. 7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required; proficiency in a second language is desirable. 8. Self-motivation and ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work well in a fast-paced environment with team members in multiple locations are required. Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by November 30, 2020 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a cover letter and a resume, preferably as PDF files. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered. Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer. Human Rights Watch is an International Human Rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.
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