Full Time Job

Director Of Photography

Rolling Stone

New York, NY 06-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Rolling Stone, the pop culture bible for more than 50 years, is looking for a new Director of Photography to oversee its original imagery across all platforms.

Rolling Stone has a history of truly iconic photography. As the Director of Photography, you'll have a chance to craft the next phase of that remarkable tradition. The ideal candidate must have the sharpest of eyes, a finger on the pulse of pop culture, a diplomat's touch, and a mind that's both hyper-creative and hyper-organized. That's because you and your team will oversee all original photography in print, on our site, and across our many social channels. In association with the creative director, the editorial leadership, and the photographers, you will help develop concepts for photo shoots with the world's most recognizable names, and work with stylists to make sure those stars are dressed impeccably. You will propose the photographers who'll capture those seminal images, and make sure the whole thing goes off with a minimum of drama.

• Oversee and monitor all original photography across Rolling Stone's many platforms - from cover shoots to online galleries to Instagram posts
• Along with the creative director, maintain the aesthetic goals for Rolling Stone photography, and make sure all of our shoots adhere to those visual aims
• Collaborate closely with our art, video, social, and Twitch to assemble a truly cohesive approach to visual storytelling
• Manage the team that supplies all imagery for news stories
• Work with the creative director and the photographers, in association with the top editors, to craft and execute concepts for Rolling Stone's highest-profile photo shoots
• Brainstorm ideas for big stories, photo essays, and major features with Rolling Stone's creative and editorial leadership
• Help build out a rigorously selected stable of photographers at all levels to maintain the quality of visual imagery in the magazine.
• Provide direction to those photographers in the lead-up to shoots and while on-set
• Work closely with talent and their representatives throughout the process

• Minimum of 7+ years of editorial photography commissioning
• A sharp eye, a felt sense of what's next in pop culture, and an understanding at an instinctual level of what makes an image work for Rolling Stone
• Proven expertise in executing high-profile shoots with top talent
• Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, lead teams, and meet deadlines
• Deep understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures and communities
• Knowledge of photo research, syndication, and contract negotiation with photographers and their agents
• A strong network of industry connections including photographers, agents, stylists, hair & makeup artists, locations, and prop houses
• The ability to juggle several projects at the same time and keep a cool head under pressure
• A commitment to being a team player, and collaborating with colleagues across departments.

Typical wage range: $170k - $200k. Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits.

PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of PMC's paid healthcare plan, the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. The total compensation package for this position will include other elements including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits.

Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employee will be in an ''at-will position'' and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).

As PMC values in-person collaboration and team cohesion, employees work onsite 4 days a week and 1 day remotely with a focus on maintaining a vibrant and inclusive culture.

About Rolling Stone:

Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has been the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years. The multi-media brand features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary, and award-winning journalism across many platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, social, and event marketing. Rolling Stone provides ''all the news that fits'' to a global audience of approximately 60 million people every month and publishes over 100 pieces of content every day

About Penske Media Corporation:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate audience of over 300 million globally. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Variety, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Deadline, TVLine, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Fairchild Media, Vibe, IndieWire, Artforum, Gold Derby, and Luminate, the premier data and analytics company. PMC's journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, Life is Beautiful, Latin Music Week and ATX Television Festival. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. PMC is committed to fostering a working environment that is inclusive and responsible, where we value a company culture built on all backgrounds, voices, and experiences. For more information on the company, please visit

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3783q-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $170,000 to $200,000 Per Year ($ USD)