Job: Curator – Shutterstock

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Do you have an eye for images that can make people stop in their tracks? A passion for the hunt? A knack for storytelling?

Shutterstock is seeking a talented, experienced and enthusiastic curator. This person will be working with marketing, product/tech, international, and content teams to discover and share the latest and best collections, contributors, and stories that arise from Shutterstock’s global community. The ideal candidate will help educate and inspire both our contributors and our customers, and continue to elevate our ever-growing collection in the eyes of the creative world at large by finding and surfacing the very best that Shutterstock has to offer.

The ideal candidate will embrace the role of Curator as a thought leader in the creative space, helping to identify, shape and communicate visual trends to enable customers and contributors be more successful in their work, and to position Shutterstock as a valuable resource for ideas and inspiration, in addition to quality imagery.

Full details and to apply Here

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Job: Picture Editor Caters News Agency – Birmingham UK – includes foreign travel

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Job Title: Picture Editor, Caters New Agency
Department: Photo dept.
Location: Birmingham

Caters News Agency are a successful international photo/press agency who are seeking a talented Picture Editor to join their vibrant team in Birmingham, UK.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the photo desk in an exciting, fast-paced environment so the ability to react to breaking UK and international news and events is a given. We also pride ourselves on successfully producing content within the team and you will need to play an active role in maintaining our reputation for providing our clients with only the best organic stories.

The role primarily involves the day to day management and production of images to ensure our output is of only the highest quality but applicants will also be expected to devise and implement ideas that will grow the department.

They must have a proven ability to motivate and communicate with others to achieve maximum results as well as an ability to lead from the front. You will need an understanding of press photography within an agency environment, editing and delivery of images but experience of multimedia, video news gathering and editing would also be an advantage.

Foreign travel may be available for the right candidate such as between our UK and US offices as well as building relationships with either current or potential foreign partners or clients.

Previous news agency experience would help but candidates with other skills will be considered.

If interested or wish for more information, please send a CV and covering letter to:
David Burner, Director [email protected]

www.catersnews.com

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Job: Technical Development Manager – photo library North London


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fotoLibra is looking for a Sysadmin / LAMP developer (Technical Development Manager Designate) to join their small and solidly established team in North London. You will need to be intelligent, proactive, innovative, creative — but above all reliable, to ensure fotoLibra’s robust DAM system continues to deliver 24/7 to clients and contributors alike.

You will be a skilled PHP developer with some front-end developer experience. You must be dedicated to writing high quality code, testing, maintaining and improving half a dozen websites. We are looking for someone to join in May to work alongside our present Technical Development Manager, who is leaving in mid-June.

fotoLibra deals in digital images and also has a growing epublishing side. You will be expected to be able to produce illustrated ebooks to exacting design standards within your first month.

Send us your CV and if we like what we see, we’ll send you our technical specifications: our demanding catalogue of skills required. It’s a tough but rewarding job in a pleasant, comfortable and friendly office with a great view. You need to like animals. Although you will work among others, you will be on your own technically, and sometimes you may have to call in outside help.

ABSOLUTELY NO AGENCIES AT ALL. Sorry — if you approach us from an employment agency, thanks, but no thanks — we will bin your details without looking at them. We’re really nice people, but we’ll still hang up on you if you try and call.

Contact Gwyn Headley, fotoLibra
[email protected]

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In-picture labeling platform Stipple closes

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San Francisco-based image technology company Stipple appears to have shut up shop. The closure of the platform was announced on their Twitter feed yesterday (21 April) ‘We are sad to report that Stipple is no longer operating. Thank you to all of our loyal users for using our platform’ – no reason has been given yet about the closure with this message only on the company’s Facebook page: ‘The Stipple team would like to thank our wonderful community of photographers, creatives, advertisers and publishers for using our platform. We are sadden to report that Stipple is no longer operating. We greatly appreciate having had the opportunity to serve each of you over the years.’

View all Stipple articles on PAN here
More on the closure here from WSJ

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One month to go: Fotofringe London 22 May – 100 photo agencies all under one roof

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Registration is open for picture buyers, publishers, media researchers, advertising agencies, product developers, tv & film production companies…. anyone who needs to license imagery in their professional life.

Fotofringe 2014 Exhibitors include: 123RF; 4Corners Images; Action Library; The Advertising Archives; akg-images; Alamy; ALLSTAR Picture Library; Ardea; Arcaid Images; Arcangel Images; Arcticphoto; ArenaPal Performing Arts Library; The Art Archive/Kobal; The Ashmolean; AWL Images; BackPageImages; Bridgeman Art Library; British Library Images Online; British Museum Images; Camera Press; Cartel Photos; Centre des monuments nationaux – CMN; Cody Images; Corbis; Creative Image Library; Deposit Photos; Express Pictures; Ecoscene; Eyeem; EWA Stock; Eye Ubiquitous; FLPA; Food and Drink Photos; Fotolibra; Gallerystock; GAP interiors/photos; The Garden Collection; Getty Images; Glasgow Life Photo Library; Heritage Images; Homer Sykes: My British Archive; IDS Picture Desk; Ikon Images; Image Source; IPC Plus Syndication; LAT Photographic; Lebrecht Music & Arts; Lee Miller Archives; Living4Media; Loupe Images; Magnum Photos; Mary Evans Picture Library; Military Photo Library; Mirrorpix; Narratives; The National Archives; National Museum Wales; National Portrait Gallery; Natural History Museum Images; Nature Picture Library; News Syndication; Offside Sports Photography; Oxford University Images; OTTO & AUGUST; PA Images; PhotoCuisine UK; Photofusion; Photoshot; Phototake USA; plainpicture; PPL; Pulsar Images; Rex Features; Reunion des musee nationaux – RMN; Robana Picture Library; Robert Harding World Imagery; Ronald Grant Archive; Royal Museums Greenwich; Scala Archives; Scanpix Sweden; Science & Society; Science Photo Library; Shutterstock; Skyscan; Sonia Halliday Photographs; Steve Bloom Images; Stockfood; Superstock; Tate Images; TopFoto.co.uk; Trevillion Images; Trigger Images; urbanlip.com; V&A Images; VIEW pictures; Wellcome Images; WENN; Werner Forman Archive; Writer Pictures.

Register here
• More info here
• Fotofringe reports on PAN here

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Job: Senior Media Manager – Multimedia and Digital – London

Spotted on the Save the Children jobs page:
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Senior Media Manager – Multimedia and Digital
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary:Up to £40,000 pro rata
Contract Duration:Until June 2015
Closing Date:29 April 2014

About the role:
As a Senior Media Manager you will be responsible for planning, commissioning, gathering and pitching newsworthy multi-media content – photographic and video – suitable for a variety of different outlets, online and in the mainstream media. You will also act as the primary editorial gatekeeper around content used in our media campaigns, including ensuring that Save the Children child protection, consent and ethical standards have been met.

Your key role will be amplifying our news/PR stories through multi-media and digital channels – generating material as well as commissioning and pitching material for key outlets. You will work closely with the Film and Photography team to coordinate content gathering.

All details and to apply Here

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The Image Works celebrates 2M image mark – Team photo!

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Big congratulations to PAN listed The Image Works photo library who just past the 2,000,000 images mark. The occation was announced with a staff photo (above) via their Twitter feed with the message: “The Image Works is proud and excited to announce that our archive has reached 2,000,000 images! Woohoo!”

here’s to the next million!

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New website: James Clarke – portrait and reportage photographer

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Ex Picture Editor – now Editorial Photographer James Clarke is online this week with a brand new site
‘I’ve given the old online presence a bit of a spring clean, dumped a load of the older pics and upgraded with a cleaner minimal new look.’
‘I’ve been a freelance photographer for 5 years. Prior to this, from 2003 to 2009, I was a picture editor and photographer for The Times and before that I was a picture editor for numerous titles and organisations including The Guardian, Time Out, Melody Maker, Dorling Kindersley and Getty Images.’

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19th century photographer Charles Marville ‘lost Paris’ available to licence

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Woodstock, New York based photo library The Image Works are online with 776 license-ready images from French photographer Charles Marville (1813–1879). They say: ‘Marville was commissioned by the city of Paris to document the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris that were slated for demolition. ‘The result is photos of a lost Paris’. His work is currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Image Works is proud to have a comprehesive collection of the photos of Charles Marville.’

View more about The Image Works on our Picture Libraries and Agencies page

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Guardian pic ed highlights the Daily Mirror on ‘lazy journalism’ over stock photo use

Roger Tooth, head of photography at the Guardian newspaper in the UK has penned a blog post about the front page use of a stock photo over at the Mirror newspaper – titled ‘Mirror’s weeping child picture is a lie and smacks of lazy journalism at best’- it’s an interesting read about the use of a single image to represent a news story.

‘The Daily Mirror – in my view – has one of the most comprehensive and well managed editorial photographic archives in the world. Having been lucky to do a few consultancy jobs on it over the years it is obvious from my time at the Mirror’s photographic archives in Watford that the use and appreciation of photography is one thing which the newspaper has always held foremost as part of it’s success since 1904 when the Daily Mirror was the first newspaper in the UK to use news photography.’

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