In the fast paced world of print and online journalism, the importance of Photo Editors are super critical. That is why a company job posting by a prominent media outlet is so hysterical. The listing was on indeed.com but somehow, got picked up and circulated around the web. You can’t help but wonder if this was a parody of some sort trying to be funny and humorous.. If it is real, the company should do something fast to remedy the situation.
Reading the message, I found it so amazing that I had to do some research on the TimeOut Magazine, to see if this was in fact a real company or was this some sort of hoax. The answer is yes, TimeOut Magazine is real and is a prominent publication, therefore, this makes this all the more interesting. Take a look for yourself and see if you think this was their version of humor or was this a major online scoop that was covered by sheer luck.
I found this tweet from Brandy Zadrozny – who has a great Twitter Feed and who displays great wit in her twitter messages. Thanks to Brandy, this amazing story will be one for the record books for humor in the fast paced world of digital media and advertising.. I can only say that if Melissa Sinclair is a real person… I hope that Joel and Tom Hislop, Get her the help that she needs, so that she does not burn out…
— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) September 29, 2017
Here is the full post that was on indeed.com – This has to be a joke to get the word out about the photo editor position..
The current situation with the Photo team in the US i.e. Melissa Sinclair, is not a long-term solution. Currently, we have an agreed budget of $2,200 per issue for a freelance Photo Editor, 10 hours work at $22 p/h, which would normally be completely fine, however the issue is that Melissa physically cannot find good enough candidates to fill these freelance positions, and at the current rate of magazine production, she needs multiple people available to work on multiple cities, simultaneously. Because she can’t find people for these freelance positions, she’s been forced to do all of this work herself, and is currently completely swamped and overwhelmed, the design team has had to chip in to help her, which is not ideal, but has been required to get the magazines out the door on time. Joel is in agreement with Tom Hislop that for a considerably smaller amount of money, we could definitely solve this issue by replacing all these freelancers with a single full-time position. Currently, we’re spending $48,400 per year on freelance Photo editors for these cities, 22 magazines in total, at $2,200 per issue. We could definitely hire a Photo Editor for 40-45K, and having them full-time in the office would make them a far more valuable asset than relying on Freelancers. Tom would like to address this asap, especially as we have a really busy magazine schedule coming up in October, and our current setup is not a long-term solution, I’m concerned about Melissa getting burnt out and potentially wanting to leave.
Note: This job is no longer available per Indeed.com, but it is too amazing not to share..