Team Phoblographer wants to return a bit more to its artistic roots, and now is the time for us to do that.
Our audience has always been of one camp or another: some know us for gear, but there was a time when gear barely had an impact on traffic and art flourished. Our mission has always been to bridge the gap. During COVID 19, we’ve been experimenting with different kinds of photographer features and interviews, we believe we’ve got a better idea on what you folks like now! So the Phoblographer is looking to return to its artistic routes and to work on original pieces featuring photographers, photographic artists, and photo editors from all across the board. Our ideal candidate will be internationally based, but we’re open to the right applicants based here in the US. If you’re interested, please inquire below.
The Phoblographer is looking to fill a brand new position: the Photo Editor. This applicant will work with the team and various folks throughout the photography space to create articles the audience loves. This applicant will not only understand the artistic side of photography but also be well versed in the tech side.
– Must be proficient with WordPress. This is an absolute requirement and we cannot work with someone who hasn’t used the platform before.
– Strong command of the English language; the American dialect and spelling is a plus. However, we have a pretty large international audience and mixing in the British flavour every now and again is alright.
– Previous related writing experience. Includes skills for interviewing, communications, formatting, transcribing, etc.
– Knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to using images, etc.
– Must have artistic photography knowledge and be able to demonstrate it.
– Must also under the technical side of photography, and be able to demonstrate it.
– Familiarity with various Google Suite apps and Trello will put you ahead quite a bit.
– The proposed output is two or three pieces a week. Usually, pieces are a minimum of 750 words each. This is a freelance job. No one on staff needs to work more than 8 to 12 hours a week. Mental health is very important to us. This used to be a mainstay on the Phoblographer, and at one point artist interviews used to be our biggest source of traffic. We’re looking to bring even more artistic magic back to the photography world.
– Must be able to meet weekly and daily deadlines. We are flexible and accommodating within reason. The site has a pretty high emphasis on working together and helping each other out.
– Must work well with a team and be able to take guidance (sometimes constructive criticism) well. Both the Editor in Chief and the Copy Editor provide help where needed.
– You’ll have a trial period of three months.
– Monetary payments done through PayPal, QuickPay, Venmo, or check. The Phoblographer is well known for fair and honest compensation amongst the photography blogging world.
– We have a very serious non-compete policy pertaining to certain other sites.
– Your location does not matter; our current staffers are in Asia, Europe, and America. But we prefer outside of America for a different perspective.
How to Apply
Skip the resume and send an awesome cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org citing all the best stuff you’ve done, along with three writing samples demonstrating that you can do the type of work we’re looking for. Links to your website, portfolio, and the writing samples should be included.
Be sure to make the subject line say your name and the position you’re going for. For example: Chris Gampat: News/Culture Writer Position.
After your application is received, it will be reviewed by me. Good luck to all applicants!