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Photo Researcher (Reader's Digest magazine's website) is looking for a photo researcher to conduct stock photography research for daily web posts and slideshows. Working mainly out of our Westchester office, this person has a background in photo or design and is able to work under tight deadlines. They will work closely with the Digital Designer and Photo Director working closely with the design and edit teams to meet daily posting needs for web slideshows and posts. We are a general interest website, you'd be working on a variety of subjects, health, beauty, science, fun facts, humor, inspirational real stories and even some pop culture. Having a background that includes light photo retouching such as silhouetting and extending images is preferred. You must be able to work in a very fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and on several things at once. You also need to be able to work independently and in close collaboration with our group, good communication skills are a must. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and some experience with InDesign helpful. WordPress and photo research experience are preferred.

Creative Director, Reader's Digest &

Creative Director, Reader's Digest and, White Plains, NY 

Trusted Media Brands is seeking a creative leader to direct the visual experience of its flagship brand Reader's Digest across all platforms. Reporting to the Global Chief Content Officer of Reader's Digest, the ideal candidate will have a record of producing digital and print content that is irresistible to users and readers because it is credible, memorable, and makes them feel good. He or she will understand all the ways contemporary readers and users touch, share, and produce content, how to measure that engagement across all platforms, and how to align costs with revenue for differing digital and print business models.

The position requires joint expertise in digital and print because Trusted Media Brands is focused on simultaneously strengthening the loyalty of our print consumers and very rapidly growing our digital audiences. Print design leaders who've picked up strong digital skills and digital design leaders who can draw on high-level past print experience both will be considered for this critical position.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the brand's 7-person cross-platform art and photo team, and partner with the Trusted Media Brands digital and consumer marketing teams, to help ensure the visual and commercial success of our content and products wherever they are found. Key direct reports are the Art Director and Photo Director.

Oversee all digital photography, illustration, and video on to make it visually as distinctive for web users as Reader's Digest has been for readers since 1922.

Work with the Digital Editorial Director and Photo Director to create a workflow to art 30+ articles a day on-site and across syndication partner sites.

Work with licensing team to drive additional revenue from photography, illustration, and video assets.

Over time, help Reader's Digest build an online eco-system that is many times larger and attracts a fast-growing daily audience.

Take responsibility for the visual quality and consumer response to Reader's Digest, at 3 million-circulation one of the company's most important products.

Oversee the look and feel of its 10 editions a year. Lead issue art meetings, approve assignments and layouts, help create the flow of the book, and manage the issue budget.

Work with the Chief Content Officer and the art team to meet or exceed goals for newsstand sales.

Master the research into what works best for the brand in retail; work with the Art Director and Photo Director to assign cover images; and partner with the consumer marketing team to finalize strong-selling covers.

Freshen the design and architecture of Reader's Digest to inspire subscribers and other buyers to new loyalty. (The magazine underwent a major successful redesign and repositioning in 2014.)

Work with the art staff and the Executive Editor to conceive and propose new design elements, departments, and other changes.

Work with digital product team to apply relevant design changes to the digital portfolio.

Partner with the Trusted Media Brands audience development and product technology teams and UX manager to establish guidelines (both style and technical) for photography, illustration, and other visual digital elements.

Manage a continuous ramp-up of image/illustration production so that RD is producing distinctive digital content at speed, tracking its effectiveness according to specific KPIs, and targeting social, SEO, newsletters, syndication, and other critical distribution channels with different types of images, aligning costs with revenue.

Participate in the roadmap managed by the Trusted Media Brands digital team. Help test new functionalities, tools, communities, and design elements that can trigger deeper engagement online.

In partnership with the UX manager, introduce or modify typography, color palettes, and iconography to reinforce brand guidelines.

Champion and initiate the imaginative repurposing of high-performing, high-quality content into Reader's Digest print content downstream, according to the brand's innovative digital-first publishing model.

Manage the design of Reader's Digest-branded books and special interest publications that are regularly sourced from digital content.

Work with editorial leaders at Taste of Home, Family Handyman, and other company brands to repurpose and recirculate sharable content across the network in both digital and print and otherwise take advantage of TMB's wider assets.


The ideal candidate has: 

Director-level experience in either print or digital design, and ideally in both 10+ years experience in consumer-facing design 

The ability to identify aspects of the position where you lack needed expertise, and to quickly master them 

Examples of outstanding design achievement on multiple platforms, including magazine print

Exemplary eye for photography, use of typography, and creativity in layout A proven record of creating consumer covers that succeed on the newsstand 

A passion for interactive design as an experience, not just a graphical presentation 

A working knowledge of current digital design aesthetics and expertise in Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest 

Comfort with website KPIs, A/B testing, and data-driven decision-making Fluent with responsive, multi-platform design on all screens. 

A firm understanding of HTML and Word Press. 

Ability to communicate with developers and technology managers in their language. 

Strong executive, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills 

Strong content instincts and the ability to communicate them 

Experience overseeing effective systems of content creation 

A gift for recruiting, managing, and inspiring a visual team 

A passion for connecting with a general-interest audience, and helping users connect with each other to make their lives better


Digital Media Designer

Trusted Media Brands is seeking a Digital Media Designer to join our White Plains, NY editorial and digital teams to work on You'll be responsible for photo research, designing slideshow templates and style guides, simple motion (video slideshows, gifs, etc) and maintaining photo/design credits on This is a photo and design position that lies within the digital and editorial teams. - Point person for all visuals for and social media channels - Working under the Site Director, Photo Director and Creative Director for the Reader's Digest brand - Photo research of royalty free images that need a photo or design treatment to make them unique to - Experiment with new, fresh visuals and amazing design elements to keep relevant - Work efficiently to art multiple story posts everyday - Help concept and art direct what can be photographed in house - Oversee freelance photo researcher(s) - Manage workflow alongside Site Director to ensure multiple slideshows and visual posts go up everyday - Update and follow digital style guide to ensure consistent experiences over

Assistant Photo Editor

Reader's Digest needs an Assistant Photo Editor based out of our White Plains, NY office just outside of Manhattan. Under the Photography Director you would be acquiring and editing photos as well as shooting original images for Reader's Digest magazine, website and social media sites. Responsibilities: -Shooting original photography for print and -Retouching in house images and marking up images for retouching -Photo studio and prop closet management -Photo production for front of book departments -Stock research and licensing -Organizing caption and credit information -Booking travel for photographers and subjects -Attaining model releases from all subjects -On set production assistance -Tracking of monthly photo budgets and estimates -Managing contracts, W-9s, invoices from photographers and other vendors -Sending out issues and tear-sheets -Occasional scanning -Pulling swipe for monthly art brainstorming meetings -Sourcing and purchasing props for in-house shoots Experience: 1-2 years experience in an editorial photo department and shooting photography. Knowledge of Canon/DSLR equipment, strobe lighting equipment, photo research, large format scanning, photo archiving both physically and digitally, retouching, color correction, resizing images and file management. Knowledge of current editorial photographers, styles and lighting techniques. Videography and video editing experience a plus. Education: BA in photography, or equivalent.

Art Assistant

Reader's Digest magazine is looking for an Art Assistant to work on the print publication and website in their WHITE PLAINS, NY office. RESPONSIBILITIES: -Research and upload images onto and social media sites, working closely with Site Director and Photo Director -Photo research on royalty-free stock sites -Provide retouching, sizing, and design on images for both print and web -Maintain photo credits and captions on multiple platforms and provide accurate record keeping -Assist with the management of art and photo budgets -Schedule and plan for art meetings -Handle all contest entries -Other administrative duties, as needed SHOULD POSSESS: -Familiar with website CMS (Content Management System) -Photoshop and retouching skills required -Photo research experience and familiarity with royalty-free stock sites -Sharp eye for great photography -Understanding of photography copyright -Video editing skills a plus -A strong work ethic and a desire to grow as part of a dynamic team

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