Photographer/Photo Editor
www.ambersexton.com | (917)207-2375 | amber@ambersexton.com 


Photo Editor and Researcher with broad knowledge of photographers, agencies, reps, and production crew for creative assignments. Over ten years experience of collaborative curation of visuals in print and digital publishing with a news focus.

Professional Experience

Freelance Photo Editor, Photographer, Writer 2008-2018

Clients include: FineArtGlobe.com, Apartment Therapy/Kitchn, Time Out New York, Scholastic, Bravo

Assistant Photo Editor, Photographer, Barron’s Magazine 2015-2018Assigned 3-5 editorial shoots per month, photo research in all departments, news, travel, conceptual, for weekly magazine and quarterly Penta insert, shooting still lifes, putting images in CMS for online, billing and account management.

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, 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. 


Photo Editing

• Passionate visual storytelling, giving creative direction to image professionals consistent with editorial strategy

• Commissioning local, out of state and international assignments, features, portraits, still-life and front of the book departments.

• Sourcing imagery from agencies, handled contracts, budget, invoices, usage reporting and negotiating licensing fees.

• Scouting news, sports and entertainment photographers for emerging stock photography collection.

• Able to meet the demands of organizing and scheduling in a deadline driven environment, for print, digital & social channels • Sophisticated visual aesthetic, understanding of color correction, file formtas, DAM and Content Management systems.

• Created image usage tracking systems, credit style sheets, and helped set contractual terms and policies.


Photo Production

• Produced shoots involving financial managers, athletes, celebrities, and talent agencies coordinating with agents and publicists.

• Hands-on with photographers, reps, did on-set direction, coordination, fee negotiation, all aspects from conception to completion.

• Hired on set talent, fashion and props stylists, hair and makeup and other on-set crew.

• Handled studio booking, travel and equipment rental, and large set items such as vehicles.

• Coordinated fashion and merchandise for still life shoots, gift guides, and other larger projects.


Sales & Management

• Sold 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 marketing and communications for stock photo collection.



School of Visual Arts; Photo and Film; Maine Photographic Workshops Resident Program; Parsons School of Design


Computer skills

Mac OS • Adobe Photoshop • Wordpress and other CMS• Adobe CC• InCopy • MediaGrid and other DAM systems