First, determine their status – independent contractor versus employee.
Second, provide yourself a budget line item for the photo editor.
Third, use an Independent Contractor or Employee Contract bundle including:
- Main Services Agreement – sets expectations, outlines the independent contractor or employee relationship (payment, arrival, deadlines, etc.).
- Non-Solicitation of Clients – prevents editor from soliciting your clients for commercial gain.
- Non-Disclosure Agreement – protects your proprietary and confidential information.
- Intellectual Property Acknowledgement – conveys copyright from the photo editor to your business – so you can OWN and legally sell the photographs. You also run the risk of co-authorship and shared copyright.