Title: Photo Researcher 

Company: The Caravan

Location: New Delhi, India

Job Category: Print, Magazine

Deadline: 02 May 2022

Company Description: The Caravan occupies a singular position among Indian magazines. Its stories present a unique mix of detailed reportage and lively writing, with a firm commitment to the art of storytelling, whether the subject is politics, culture or art.

The Caravan is published by the Delhi Press Group, one of India’s leading publishers. Started in 1939, Delhi Press today publishes 33 magazines in 10 languages.

Requisite experience

* 1-2 years of research experience, with interest in photographs and other visual material within the context of narrative journalism.

Role and responsibilities

* Assisting the photo department with researching and sourcing photos for all stories that appear in The Caravan. This includes research for magazine pieces as well as web-exclusive articles.

* Coordinating with photo departments/archives in newsrooms across the country to source photographs.

* Working with the photo interns and other editorial staff at The Caravan to organise and caption photos from the archives.

* Creating and updating databases of photographers and photo sources.

* Coordinating with the editorial and administrative staff to process and track payments to photographers and photo agencies.

* Assisting the multimedia team in sourcing images, as well as archiving and sorting footage.

* Coordinating or organising shoots for quick news stories and web exclusives.

* Carrying out all administrative assistant roles related to the creative and editorial department where required. 

Key Skills

* Researching and identifying image sources online.

* Efficiency, commitment to high-quality work, ability to find and cultivate sources. Understanding of copyright is preferred.

* Fair proficiency in Adobe software, in particular Photoshop and Bridge.

* Willingness to work with or learn applications such as Slack, Figma or Trello for smooth workflow where necessary.

* Keen attention to detail.

The Caravan's Delhi office is a small shop, with the environment of a start-up, and therefore requires team players with a willingness to be flexible.

This is a full-time position. Night, holiday, and weekend work may be required.

Candidates from marginalised social groups are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please send in a résumé, a detailed statement on your research experience along with two references (with names and contact information), a portfolio of photographic work (optional), and a cover letter to Dr Vinod K Jose, Executive Editor, at [email protected]. The subject line should read “Photo Researcher— 2022”.