About Sunset:

Sunset is Western America’s largest-circulation magazine since 1898, when it was originally founded by the Southern Pacific Railroad.  Published monthly, Sunset shares the best of life in the West―from travel and food to home and garden―with over five million readers, fifteen million digital views and one million + social followers.  We are passionate about showcasing the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations, inspiring people to achieve the dream of living in the West.


  • Direct and produce photo shoots on location and remotely
  • Recruit and hire freelance photographers, stylists, and models
  • Recruit, hire, and manage freelance photo researchers
  • Research stock photography
  • Ensure delivery of photographs on deadline
  • Collaborate with designers, editors, and digital producers
  • Track budget (manage estimates, negotiate rates, and approve invoices)
  • Oversee best practices for credits, photo licenses, and photo sourcing 
  • Help maintain and organize digital asset-management system 


  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Experience directing and managing photo shoots on location and in studio
  • Familiarity with print and digital copyright laws
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and meet tight editorial deadlines
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Must be a team player with a passion for photography
  • Previous magazine experience

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