Photo Researcher

Food New York, New York United States Birmingham, Alabama

This assignment posting is for an Agency Worker opportunity with Dotdash Meredith. The Agency 
Worker is paid by a staffing agency employer. Agency Workers will receive a W2 from the staffing agency 
reporting their earnings for tax purposes. 
Food & Wine is seeking a Photo Researcher to assist in the daily photo needs for the brand. The Photo Researcher assists the Photo Editor in sourcing images for all daily stories, works with other teams on social assets, and executes photo research for tentpole packages. The ideal candidate will feel extremely comfortable using data and insights to help guide creative direction for the best digital user experience, will have an excellent eye for design and composition, talent for photo research, experience sourcing original photography for digital content and a passion for food and visual storytelling on digital and social platforms. 
Assignment Details: 

This is a 40 hour/week contract position with a rate of $30/hour.  

 Assignment Responsibilities: 
  • Assist with day-to-day operations for the visual needs of the digital team, including organization of digital assets, visuals production, and tracking assignments and tasks. 
  • Assist in execution of daily digital photo production, including image sourcing, processing and cropping, silhouetting images, adding templated backdrops to product images, adding templated overlays to social media images, and resizing photographs for new templates.  
  • Partner with internal departments, including the print creative and design teams, central digital design team, Visuals Asset Team and Dotdash Meredith Food Studios to produce high quality photography and visuals for new content and updates, as well as promotional assets. 
  • Assist with development of visual assets for social media platforms, including Instagram and Pinterest, and execution of regular production of such assets as needed. This may include storyboarding, organizing photo shoots and writing creative briefs. 
  • Collaborate with editorial, design and growth partners on visual needs and promotion planning for digital and print feature stories, spotlights and tentpole packages—including ideation, story-boarding and organizing photo shoots, as needed. 
  • Collaborate with editorial and internal design teams on conceptualization, design and development of brand visual identities and unique visual assets. 


  • Degree in Photography, Graphic Design or other Visual Arts preferred. 
  • 1-2 years working in media, digital preferred, with experience in photography and graphic design. 
  • High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Strong visual skills, particularly in evaluating art/photography for publication from a brand/style perspective, assessing color, lighting, composition, technical qualities, etc. 
  • Strong understanding of the photography process from photoshoot to post-processing, and technical understanding of digital cameras and terminology. 
  • An eagle eye for detail and a very high level of organization and self-discipline. 
  • A strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Proficiency in digital content workflow tools, such as AirTable, Skyword and content management systems. 
  • Flexibility and collaborative work is a cornerstone for how our company operates. Candidate must have a growth mindset toward new projects and challenges, and feel comfortable sharing ownership, giving and receiving feedback and working within a team structure.  
  • Candidate must be adept at communicating and growing relationships over Slack and Zoom while working with teams in other states, as well as in person. Strong written communication skills required.


Dotdash Meredith is America’s largest digital and print publisher. Our 40+ iconic and fast-growing brands harness the best intent-driven content, the fastest sites, and the fewest ads to help nearly 200 million people every month, including 95 percent of US women, make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more. 

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