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A M B E R   S E X T O N
Photographer/Photo Editor
www.ambersexton.com | (917)207-2375 | amber@ambersexton.com

Employment

Freelance Photo Editor, People Magazine 2010-2015
Headed up the bonus content and managed the photo close of the tablet edition for weekly pop-culture magazine. Worked on front of the book sections such as Passages, Second Look and Chatter, occasionally handled Scoop and Picks.

Freelance Photo Editor, Photographer, 2008-present
Clients include: Scholastic, Rouge 24, Elena Arduino and Bravo.com.

PhotoShelter.com,The PhotoShelter Collection, 2007-2008
Photo Editor, News+ Collection
Helped create, build and manage stock photography archive of news, sports and entertainment photography. Drafted submission guidelines, handled photographer recruitment, and image selection. Start-up closed after one year.

Time Inc, Time4Media, 1998-2007
Photo Editor (01-07), Contributing Photo Editor (98-00), Golf Magazine
  • US Open Program
  • USGA Annual Magazine
  • Golf Magazine Living
  • Met Golfer
  • Senior Golfer
  • Assigned photography, produced shoots, did image research and budgeting, for a monthly consumer magazine, as well as custom and spin-off publications. Managed an archive of over 50,000 images including film, print and digital assets. Supervised an associate photo editor, returns coordinator as well as interns.
    Experience

    Photo Editing
  • Placed national and international photo assignments, for all types of photography, especially editorial portraiture.
  • Researched imagery from stock agencies and individual photographers, handled fee negotiation, billing and subscription contracts.
  • Recruited news, sports and entertainment photographers for emerging stock photography collection.
  • Evaluated technical and aesthetic quality, and caption accuracy for stock photo submissions.
  • Very experienced in retouching,color management,and web optimization of images.
  • Photo Production
  • Produced shoots involving athletes, celebrities, and model agencies coordinating with their agents and publicists.
  • Worked with photographers agents, did on-set art direction and coordination, fee negotiation.
  • Hired on set talent, styling, makeup and props professionals, also did some of this work myself.
  • Handled studio booking, travel and equipment rental, and large set items such as vehicles.
  • Coordinated merchandise for monthly still life shoots, gift guides, and other larger projects.
  • Licensed images to buyers, created image availability lists for international editions and syndication.
  • Maintained contracts, rights clearance, tax forms, invoicing and usage payments.
  • Drafted submission guidelines for news, sports and entertainment photography at stock collection.
  • Selected images for promotional and marketing content for stock photo collection.

  • Computer skills
    Mac OS X
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • InCopy/Woodwing

  • Education
    School of Visual Arts, Photo and Film Major, Maine PhotographicWorkshops, Resident Program, The Parsons School of Design