Visuals Editor

News New York City, New York


Visuals Editor

The WNYC and Gothamist newsroom is looking for a Visuals Editor to join our growing digital team.

This Visuals Editor will help drive photographic coverage coming out of our newsroom, ensuring that we bring the same rigor to our visual storytelling as we do to our written and audio journalism. This editor has proven deep research skills and experience with news gathering and research tools. They will work productively with reporters, editors and freelance photographers, and must be well-versed in working with wire services, agencies and all other sources of pictures and video, including social media.

This role reports to the Director of Digital News and has a Monday to Friday schedule.


  • Build and manage network of freelance photographers
  • Create and own a photo workflow that includes usage and rights management
  • Photo research and placement for day-of and enterprise stories, including caption writing
  • Create graphics for enterprise pieces
  • Edit photos taken out in the field by our reporters
  • Work with copy editor on photo guidelines and style
  • Create photoshop templates for social platforms
  • Manage Getty and Shutterstock relationships, including tracking downloads
  • Set visual best practices and hold newsroom trainings


  • At least 3 years experience in a visuals editing role in news
  • Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of web tools and programs, including content management systems, Photoshop, video editing tools, and social media tools
  • Motivation to work independently as well as with a team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to balance short and long term projects across different desks
  • Deep commitment to accurate, ethical journalism; and impeccable journalistic integrity and judgment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex social and cultural issues
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to contribute an equity lens to every aspect of people development and management processes, and ability to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion competency in newsrooms
  • The ability to work effectively and/or interact with the public and with other staff
  • Familiarity with New York City, its news ecosystem and culture

Additional Information

This is a full-time role which includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time and parental leave.

This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and will be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity within the next few months. 

Given this role will be in the office/studios, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.