Copywriter in New York City Expired

Preferred Location: New York, NY, USA


Magnum is a global organisation representing some of the world’s most renowned photographers. What makes Magnum unique is the diversity of expression within its ranks, from war photographers to satirists and conceptual artists, and almost everything in between. What unifies them is their strong individual authorship and shared vision to chronicle world events, people, places through imagery and narratives - that have redefined history and transformed lives. This includes not shying away from telling the difficult stories. 

The organisation is run as a collective structure with a membership that has evolved over the years to encompass the work of almost 100 diverse photographers and estates. We have offices in New York, London, and Paris, and work with press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. 

Magnum also has a vibrant digital platform which we use to connect with our global audience of over 5 million people by showcasing photographers’ work, offering education initiatives, and hosting special commercial events.

About the role

We are looking for a Copywriter, ideally to start work with us in October 2023.

This role will sit within the Content team in our New York City office. Reporting to the full-time Copywriter, you will help craft communications across our digital platforms in support of the photographers and other departments within Magnum (Digital Projects & eCommerce, Partnerships, Education, etc.).

The assignment is expected to last 6 months.

What you’ll do in more detail

  • Collaborate with members of the Content team and craft copy for ongoing projects across brand, communications, and campaigns.
  • Write high-impact copy for a range of projects and products across the organization.
  • Apply established brand voice, messaging and style to everything you write.
  • Work closely with each team within the Magnum ecosystem in order to support with copy needs on a wide range of projects (for example commercial, editorial, and educational projects), ensuring consistency in tone and style.
  • Create an audit of written content on the Magnum website (About, Contact, History pages) and refresh relevant sections with up-to-date copy in the correct tone of voice.
  • Edit and proofread copy in support of other departments over a wide range of channels: newsletters, website content, paid advertising.
  • Be proactive in reviewing content, updating tools, and creating new copy-related systems and structures.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in copywriting.
  • Experience writing on brand voice and messages.
  • Experience writing in US English.
  • Proofreading and editing skills.
  • Ability to juggle various voices across different channels.
  • A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to action feedback quickly.

Some Nice-to-haves

  • Knowledge of Magnum or the photography industry more widely.
  • Experience building brands (e.g. verbal identity, voice, messaging, naming, strategy).
  • Ability to also communicate in the French language.

Location & Important information

  • The position will be housed in our office in the Flatiron section of New York City, with the ability to work from home up to 6 days per month.
  • Approximate work needs per month: ideally 12 eight-hour days per month (hours can be flexible; will be discussed prior to an offer).
  • Anticipated length of assignment: 6 months.
  • Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Magnum.


  • Hourly rate to be determined upon applicability of experience. Anticipated range is $25/hour - $50/hour.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, Magnum Photos prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender which may be the same or different from one’s sex assigned at birth; one’s gender identity may be male, female, neither or both, e.g., non-binary), gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one’s name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behaviour, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.




Job Date

07 Oct 2023







Location   Remote Work

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