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Temporary, Photo Editor


$35 - $35 / hour
Apply before: May 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $35 - $35 / hour
  • Apply before
    May 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Forbes believes in the power of entrepreneurial capitalism and uses it on various platforms to ignite the conversations that drive systemic change in business, culture and society. We celebrate success and are committed to using our megaphone to drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

The editorial team drives the look and feel of the brand. We creatively lead a range of work, from daily feature stories to large scale Forbes lists like 30 Under 30, Top Creators, the Forbes 400 and the World’s Billionaires List. Our designers collaborate across the newsroom, product, tech, marketing and live event teams to tell holistic stories that add value to our audience’s everyday lives.

The ideal candidate has a great eye for photography, enjoys finding unexpected images and is skilled in file organization and production work. This position reports to the Director of Photography.


  • Ensure a consistent style of photography across all platforms that aligns with Forbes’ Brand Guidelines.
  • Photo Research for feature stories and lists:
    • Research, edit and license imagery from stock sources, photographers and external sources.
    • Research, organize and license headshots for notable Forbes lists, including 30 Over 30, 50 over 50, the Forbes 400, America’s Richest Self-Made Women, top athletes and more.
    • Collaborate with Forbes international partners to update headshots or provide US images.
    • Aid in the creation of timelines for photo deliverables on lists in collaboration with Sr. Photo Editor and Project Managers.
    • Aid in the flow of post-production on photography for lists by suggesting retouching improvements, creating diptychs and resizing photographs.
  • Proper image crediting and file organization on the Forbes’ servers and Digital Asset Management System (DAM)
    • Knowledge of The Forbes Collection archival imagery dating back 10+ years.
    • Knowledge of Forbes Event Photography systems and workflow.
    • Distribute photos to internal colleagues such as editorial, PR, video, sales, marketing, etc …

The Ideal Candidate

  • BA/BFA in Photography or related field with 3-8 years of experience at a media or editorial publishing company.
  • Comfortable working within a DAM system.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates an eye for storytelling, excellent taste, a passion for photography and a keen sense of what will perform well across different digital platforms.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player with strong communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced breaking news environment under tight deadlines.
  • You enjoy staying current on creative trends and industry technology, sharing findings with the department to facilitate new ways of thinking, working and problem solving.

The hourly rate for this role is $35.00 – $35.00

Forbes has estimated the compensation range set forth above in good faith. The compensation range is what we believe we will offer, and ultimately pay, a successful candidate. In determining this range, we consider the experience, level of education (if applicable to the role), knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be had by a successful candidate as well as the budget and the company’s pay rates, generally. This said, we may have to make changes to our compensation estimates and job descriptions from time to time and we expressly reserve the right to do so. Should we make any such changes, this advertisement will be revised to reflect such revisions. We encourage you to occasionally re-visit this advertisement to ensure that you are abreast of any changes. Thank you for your interest in joining Forbes!

Forbes aims to offer employees the flexibility they need in order to be successful. We offer a hybrid work schedule for our employees. Some roles may be fully remote (within the U.S.) if it aligns with the needs of the position

Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.

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