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Photo Researcher

Fitt is looking for a Photo Researcher with attention to detail and a strong understanding of visual storytelling to help illustrate content across our media platforms.

Working closing with our editorial team, you’ll be responsible for bringing content to life across the Fitt app as well as a network of websites and social platforms. The day-to-day process includes searching through internal and external photo libraries to identify the most suitable images before building and publishing articles within the Fitt CRM.

To excel in this role you should have a firm grasp of visual research best practices, a command of publically available and stock photography, and knowledge of the process of licensing and visual images. Prior digital publishing or startup experience is highly valued.

You will:

  • Leverage a strong background in photo research to support the editorial team across digital platforms and ensure visual integrity of all images in a fast-paced newsroom environment
  • Build 30–50 articles/week within the Fitt CMS
  • Archive original and sourced content into our Digital Asset Management system
  • Collaborate with writers and photographers to bring content to life
  • Create and maintain a standard procedure/process for researching, formatting, and publishing content
  • Work on tight deadlines to deliver work on time that exceeds expectations every time
  • Maintain relationships and manage contracts with a range of photo libraries, databases, and photographers
  • Manage the crediting process for visuals across the Fitt platform

 

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience as a photo researcher or editor in a startup, digital newsroom, or similar environment
  • A keen eye for visual integrity and quality visual storytelling
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and with basic photo editing techniques
  • Familiarity/relationships with photo research databases and stock agencies
  • Experience working with editorial teams, providing multimedia visuals for social platforms including Facebook and Instagram
  • Ability to shoot original photography is not required but is valued
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