Job opening: Picture editor at New York Times in Hong Kong

The New York Times is looking for a staff photo editor in the Hong Kong newsroom of The International New York Times. The successful applicant must assign and research a wide array of news and feature photographs for all sections of the newspaper and web, with a particular emphasis on digital coverage needs. This person needs to work productively with staff photographers, freelancers, agencies and all other sources of pictures, as well as editors, designers, reporters and producers.

The ideal candidate should have a strong demonstrable passion for photography, journalism and visual storytelling of all kinds. He/she must be a team player and a good communicator, and must generate and develop ideas for pictures and picture essays. Candidate should be comfortable with change and be able to work well in a collaborative environment. Excellent news judgment, and a firm sense of journalistic ethics are both essential, as is knowledge of photographic usage and copyright issues. Candidate should have a good understanding of regional and international affairs. Language skills are a plus.

Familiarity with electronic image handling, selecting, cropping and toning photographs for articles, blogs, slideshows, and visual essays is required. The candidate should possess exceptional technical skills, including proficiency in Photoshop and other image handling software. Video and audio editing skills are a plus.

This schedule could include weekends and nights.

Please send applications to Lisa Cordero at lisa.cordero(at)