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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Photo Researcher/Archivist, Natural Rscs Def Council (NY)

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is looking for a Photo Image Researcher/Archivist to join their Communications Team in the New York office for a freelance assignment. The Photo Image Researcher/Archivist will be responsible for the archival of the company’s digital visual assets, implementing and maintaining a keyword metadata structure for assets and offer research and production support to the photo department. 

The ideal candidate will be a skilled researcher and archivist whose main task will be to archive company assets; including implementing a keyword metadata structure for the organization and assist the photo department with research requests. He/she will be well versed in knowledge of archival practices, keyword and metadata structure and digital workflow. The successful candidate will possess production skills such as color correcting, retouching, cropping and optimization of images for different platforms and the ability to assess best delivery method of imagery for various formats and platforms. He/she has a comprehensive understanding of digital photography and capable of working in a fast-paced, fluid environment.

• Highly organized and efficient 
• Capable of juggling multiple projects and thrive in a busy and dynamic work environment
• Collaborative and solution based communicator
• Outstanding researcher and producer of quality photos for multiple platforms
• Skilled at color correcting and retouching
• Adept in editing, cropping and optimization of images for publication
• Ability to assess best delivery methods of imagery for various formats and platforms
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Video experience a plus
• Knowledge of archiving techniques, key wording and metadata, digital workflow and digital asset management system. 
• Strong understanding of NRDC’s missions and goals; environmental or nonprofit experience a plus. 
• Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 3 years of experience in photo editing for consumer magazines and or content focused websites, or the equivalent combination of experience and education required.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and day/hr rate to: Please, no phone calls, faxes, or resume drop offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.