We are recruiting for an assistant picture editor to join our newsroom on a 12-month contract.
The assistant picture editor will be responsible for supporting the picture editor to manage the Guardian Australia picture desk, including creating galleries, audio slideshows and photo essays, generating creative ideas for illustrating the web front and news stories, editing images, creating social assets to maximise off-platform engagement, commissioning photographers, providing design assistance for the Guardian Australia Weekend app and providing picture editing to the UK and US newsdesks as required. For more information please view the full job description here: https://gnm.learn.taleo.net/files/pdf/Assistant_picture_editor___SYD_MEL___JD_Guardian_Australia___Oct_2021.pdf
To be considered for the role you will have proven experience as a picture editor within the national media, good knowledge of picture agencies and archives, experience using Photoshop and post-production skills, and the ability to take professional publishable pictures. Design experience, professional relationships with working photojournalists and the ability to write good copy is highly desirable. To apply for this position, please upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document by following this link: https://workforus.theguardian.com/index.php/jobs/aus000018/ In your covering letter please outline your motivation for applying for the role, why you think you are suitable and why you are looking to leave or have left your current/past position.
An exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s biggest liberal news organisations. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism. We offer a friendly, supportive and inclusive work environment, the opportunity for flexible working, 15 weeks paid parental leave, paid volunteering days and an Employee Assistance Program.
Guardian Australia (www.theguardian.com/au) launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (www.theguardian.com). This role will be based in either our Sydney or Melbourne office, both located in the CBD. We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.