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Daily Maverick is hiring: Photographic Editor

Daily Maverick is looking to hire a Photographic Editor to take overall responsibility for the photographic aspects of the organisation’s editorial offerings, across a range of publishing platforms.

Role details:
Salary Range: Dependent on experience (min 3yrs exp)
Employment equity preferred: Yes

Location: Preferably Johannesburg
Work from home and/or our Johannesburg office

Est. Hours: 11am-8pm
Days: Monday to Friday


The successful candidate will work closely with editors to conceive of visuals to accompany and enhance stories to be published on Daily Maverick platforms. Develop and manage a freelance team of photographers to meet the needs of the organisation.

Job Description

    • Source pictures for all online section heads and the newspaper from wire services and stock pictures we subscribe to.
    • Help section editors visualise stories
    • Identify and source photo essays that add to the content mix of Daily Maverick products
    • Manage, renew and update photographic wire services to serve Daily Maverick’s publishing platforms
    • Assign freelance photographers within budget to photograph stories as decided by the diary meeting, and section editors
    • Assist in selecting and editing photos for publications platform
    • Able to work with layout designers to achieve high-impact visual language


    • At least three years experience in a similar role
    • Previous print and online experience preferable
    • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop suite

Send your application with short motivation via email, with “Photographic Editor Application” in the subject header by 27 July 2020.


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