Photo Editing Intern

Department: Global Press Journal

Status: Internship

Location: Washington D.C.

Compensation: Hourly wage plus course credit

Deadline to receive applications: April 30

Start date: September 1, flexible

Global Press Journal is looking for an organized Photo Editing Intern to join our growing visuals team this fall.

The Global Press Journal visuals team coaches reporters to create one-of-a-kind images that allow our readers to see the world differently. The Photo Editing Intern will work directly with the Visuals Editor to download, organize, edit and archive photos from our reporters around the world.


Receive photos from reporters around the world daily

Manage incoming photo content using the Global Press CMS

Organize, tag and keyword the images for archiving

Ensure that all needed visuals content is searchable, easily accessible and organized in the Global Press archives.

Work with the reporters to make sure each submission includes all needed information and content

Work with the visuals editor to complete post-production work on photos for Global Press platforms

Work with reporters to shoot supplementary photos for behind-the-scenes and social content

Collaborate with the creative team to give feedback to reporters

The other important stuff:

The Photo Editing Intern must be available to work 30 hours per week for a 12- to 24-week internship period. This internship requires a highly detail-oriented individual.

You must have strong photo editing and content management skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should be comfortable with AP Style and have a keen interest to learn Global Press Style and values. It’s important that you are comfortable working across cultures and can embrace our unique definition of news value.

Global Press is an innovative and ethical media company that has been growing at a steady and sustainable pace for the last 13 years. We seek out diverse team members who are equally committed to journalistic tradition and journalistic innovation.

To apply:

Write a brief cover letter in the body of an email that explains why you are the right person for this job. Attach your CV. All emails should be sent to [email protected] with the subject Photo Editing Intern. We will acknowledge receipt, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Photo at top by Prudence Phiri, Global Press Journal Zambia