I manage a team of other photo editors and we work with editors to produce food, interior, lifestyle, and style content for a few brands.
I was promoted a few years ago to Director which came with a decent salary bump.
I work full time (5 days per week) and often work weekends as well.
I have a 401k and the company matches up to 6% and I contribute 6%. I have about 100k in there right now.
If you are interested in my line of work: it’s a tough industry right now, but anything you can do to get your foot in the door; internship, contract work, etc. helps a lot.
Best Advice: Treat every shoot with the same stamina, whether it’s a product shot in the studio or cover image with lifestyle.
I want photographer to reach out to me via Email or Linkedin.
I find photographer in competitor magazines, regional magazines, portfolio introduction emails. I also use Instagram. Word of mouth in this industry goes a long way.
I (or someone from team) try to meet with all photographers who send me their portfolio so that I can provide feedback.