Photo Editor

Photo Editors are the creative brains behind awesome photo content. Use these questions to help you find the best person for the job.

Photo Editors manage teams of photographers, designers and content writers in websites, magazines or ad agencies. 

Your zero-regret new hire is a creative, innovative team player with a killer portfolio. They’ll have ambitious goals which align closely to those of your company and will have great project management experience. 

Top tips: 

  • Know what you’re looking for: Your dream candidate might not require much editing experience, depending on the role. Look for potential over everything. 
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Photo Editor interview questions

  • How has your background prepared you for this role?
  • What image editing software do you love?
  • How do you stay motivated with repetitive tasks?
  • How do you use photos to speak to different audiences?
  • How would you give team feedback and keep them motivated?
  • Do you have any project suggestions for our publication?
  • How do you use social media to compliment your work?
  • Describe your favorite portfolio project.
  • How long did it take?
  • If it was a team project, what was your role? How did you collaborate with other team members?
  • How did you make sure you hit the deadline?
  • What were your initial guidelines and resources?
  • What are your top reads/activities/photography subjects?

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