News - Sr Visuals Editor

Gannett Co. Inc. Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 1 month ago

IndyStar, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK and Gannett Inc., is looking for a seasoned journalist to lead and elevate the work of our talented multimedia team. The successful candidate will be equally comfortable with still photography and videography and should be adept at telling all types of stories (breaking news, investigations, narratives, documentary) through multimedia. We are a digital-first organization that puts an important emphasis on positing online first. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable juggling multiple projects at once. S/he will be tasked with planning large-scale coverage for the Indy 500 and other major sporting events, coming up with creative visual solutions on investigative projects, and jumping into the fray to coordinate on breaking news. In addition, this journalist will serve as a coach to the other members of the visuals team, be innovator who can help bring stories and projects to life, a critical eye and an unwavering commitment to photojournalism ethics and standards.

The visuals editor will:

  • Find and assign visuals opportunities for daily use as well as long-term and events coverage

  • Coach visuals journalists as they continue to grow, learn and evolve, including helping them create their own ambitious enterprise projects

  • Work with other editors and reporters to find creative ways to tell stories visually

  • Collaborate with the planning editor to select, prepare and send materials for print

  • Edit and upload photos, videos and captions, build online galleries and video playlists


  • At least 2 years of experience in a photo editing role, including managing others

  • A passion for coaching visual journalists

  • Strong knowledge of skills and equipment, including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, Photo Mechanic, camera equipment, live streaming technology and social media

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle long-term planning with immediate needs

  • Ability to work with non-visual thinkers to bring ideas to life

  • Proficient in editing photos, videos and written captions

  • Knowledge of media law and ethics, especially as it relates to visuals issues

  • Understanding of analytics, audience engagement strategies and SEO

  • An ability to understand each visuals journalist's unique skill set and match them to assignments, while also providing opportunities for growth

  • Commitment to documenting traditionally under-covered communities

To apply, put together a single document file (preferably a PDF) that includes the following, in this order:

  • Your resume - one to two pages.

  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

  • A link to your portfolio of work.

About IndyStar

IndyStar is one of the largest properties in the USA TODAY NETWORK. A typical day's coverage might include a protest outside the statehouse, an Indianapolis Colts' home game, a bustling new restaurant and launching our drone team in a breaking news situation. We also work with USA TODAY to contribute to national news coverage, not only in Indiana but also the Midwest region. Indianapolis is a booming capital city that's ideal for sports fans, foodies and those who appreciate Hoosier hospitality.

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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policy to understand our privacy policy.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details

  • Job Family Editors

  • Job Function Consumer

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Indianapolis, IN, USA

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