Work with multiple Photo Editors and staff photographers in a multitask environment to assist them in the development and production of magazine stories from initial research to final photographs.
- Research: Provide editorial, picture and background research for story proposals. Create and maintain a detailed contact/research document including sample images for visual points of reference for use by the photo editor and assigned photographer.
- Pre-production Story Management: Secure visas, permits, or other permissions. Issue letters of introduction. Obtain aircraft, watercraft, and other specialized equipment. Find local fixers/guides. Work directly with the assigned photographers, and act as point of contact for the photographers while they are in the field. Manage the flow of images - acquire lo-res images for projection, hi-res images for publication, and verify all captions and credits. Color correct images for projection as directed.
- Post-Production Story Management: Manage the digital workflow in Media Grid, transfer files to layout, enter dummy and final captions for published and web images, verify credit lines, transmit film/files to Engraving and Printing. Examine digital proofs for photographic accuracy. Provide images and captions to the web, International Editions, Communications, and other divisions as needed.
- Help prepare and track story projections and budgets.