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Job: Picture Desk Assistant – approx 3 months – Press Association London

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The Company: Press Association

We are the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multi-media content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print.

Department: Picture Desk | Location: London

A vacancy has arisen for a temporary Picture Desk Assistant to cover a period of approximately three months from August 2014.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of what is a good picture, comprehensive knowledge of current affairs, good communication skills and a high standard of written English.

A good working knowledge of Photo Mechanic and Adobe Photoshop are essential as are a working knowledge of media law.

The role is based in London and will involve shift work.

Please send your CV and covering letter to: Milica Lamb, Picture Editor

Email: [email protected]

Closing date: 4 August 2014

The Company encourages applications from all sectors of the comm

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Splash settles with five-figure sum over celebrity family images

Celebrity photo agency Splash have paid a five-figure settlement after singer songwriter Adele Adkins took them to court for photographing and distributing images of her two-year-old son Angelo whilst on his first family outing and his first trip to play group in June and November 2013.

Here’s the ‘Statement In Open Court’:

SOLICITOR FOR THE CLAIMANT
My Lord, in this action I appear on behalf of the claimant, Angelo Adkins. His parents, Adele Adkins and Simon Konecki, have taken legal action on his behalf against Corbis Images UK Limited trading as Splash News and Picture Agency. Corbis Images UK is a well-known photographic agency which carries on the business of procuring and acquiring photographs of well-known individuals and their families, including from paparazzi photographers, which it then sells, licences or syndicates onto the media, or otherwise exploits or distributes for commercial gain.

As a world famous singer and songwriter, Adele accepts and even embraces her public profile. She is extremely grateful to the public and press for their support in helping her achieve international acclaim.

But she is emphatic that her two-year-old son Angelo is not, and must never be, “public property”. It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to play group, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes. Adele and Simon never encourage such photos. Quite the opposite.

This lawsuit concerns certain photos of Angelo with Adele which Corbis Images UK made available for publication in the English press. The parents’ view is that these images were of routine, everyday family occasions which the paparazzi has no right to intrude upon, profit from and file away in picture libraries for future reference and use.

In the interests of settling the dispute amicably Corbis Images UK Limited has offered to pay damages and legal costs to Angelo and has also agreed not to use the photos at issue again.

Corbis Images UK Limited has also confirmed the names of the paparazzi, not employed by Corbis Images UK Limited, who took these photos. Schillings have written to these men explaining legal action will be taken if they photograph Angelo again in circumstances that breach his privacy and/or violate his rights under the Data Protection Act. On this basis, the claim is withdrawn against the Second Defendants.

Adele and Simon are pleased this matter has been resolved. They continue to do all they can to protect Angelo’s rights in relation to the paparazzi, including taking legal action where necessary. They will be holding the damages on trust on behalf of the Claimant for this purpose. They will also continue efforts to improve the laws relating to paparazzi and children generally, building on the successful campaign Adele helped fund in California resulting in far stricter harassment laws.

JENNY AFIA
PARTNER AT SCHILLINGS

Jenny Afia, Partner at Schillings, comments: “Being in the public eye doesn’t mean your children are public property. Our laws provide full protection against the paparazzi and more parents should make use of them. These images were taken during private, recreational time unconnected with professional or public engagements. They represent a clear infringement of our client’s right to privacy. As this case shows, taking photos can be as intrusive as publishing them. This case also emphasises a dividing line between celebrities who strive to keep their children out of the spotlight and those who make them part of their brand. The children of famous parents are not celebrities. The law can, will and should protect them.”

• Nothing in from Corbis or Splash yet.

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Job: Account Manager – Independent stock library – London office

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Arcangel Images Account Manager UK London office
Job Specification Package -£competitive according to experience

About us
Arcangel Images is a highly creative and respected independent stock library with offices in the UK, France, Spain and the U.S, supplying a broad range of International clients with rights managed/royalty free stock photography and video. Over the years we have built a solid reputation for creative, relevant and saleable content, forged through our close relationships within the book publishing industry. We continue to break new ground and with the recent release of new collections, we are looking to appoint a new Account Manager to take the UK market to the next level.

The challenge
Based at our London office, your primary objective is to grow revenue within the UK, organically increasing our market share. Your winning mind-set and natural desire to succeed will be required to drive the business, whilst your excellent organisational skills will assist you when responding to client requests, picture searches and the day to day running of the territory.

Working alongside the Internal Sales Executive you will also follow up on warm new business leads, your high calibre presentation and communication skills allowing you to grow deeper client relationships and secure future business.

You will also have experience of CRM systems as well as the ability for accurate reporting and forecasting. In addition you will:

● Work with Arcangel Images management on strategic initiatives for 2014/2015

● Gain superior knowledge of the UK buyers’ market and stay abreast of trends and opportunities

● Deliver results in line with our company goals and objectives and be the driver in the UK

● Promote the brand across multiple media platforms and find new opportunities

● Manage and grow Key Accounts and organically reach new clients

● Further enhance our brand in the UK across multiple levels and sectors

Who you are
You are an existing Account Manager or Sales professional with a solid background in a high calibre stock library. You will be able to demonstrate your previous success in hitting and maintaining targets as well as your ability to create opportunities whilst also managing the day to day running of client accounts. You will relish a challenge and be excited at the opportunity to carve your own career plan in a progressive and fast growing creative library.

Your experience will include the following:

● A winning mind-set and desire to make your mark in a progressive company.

● Experience of managing clients and exposure to direct sales.

● Analytical and sales reporting capabilities.

● Ability to manage the full sales cycle and prioritise your workload whilst running your territory.

● Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

● Experience in proposal development and pricing.

● Strong customer facing skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships by telephone, email and face to face.

● High level of confidence and gravitas allowing for strong relationship building.

● Ability to work alone and in small teams.

● Picture research experience.

● A high level of self motivation and a winning attitude.

● Languages always desirable

Please send applications to:
Ignacio Mascaro / Operations Director. Email:[email protected]

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Peter Dench: “when Don McCullin dropped by my book signing”


Peter told us: “England Uncensored is a laugh-out-loud romp through this often badly behaved nation, it is not an idealised brochure of a green and pleasant land; it is the truth, warts and all”

Watch the book up there ↑
Get the book down there ↓

England Uncensored : The Book

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Job: Sport Picture Desk Assistant – Press Association Images

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Job Title: Sport Picture Desk Assistant – Press Association Images

Department: Sport Picture Desk
Location: Nottingham

Press Association Images brings together the world’s best daily news, sport, entertainment, archive and creative images available from one photo agency. We are seeking to recruit a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Sport Picture Desk Assistant within the Images department in Nottingham. You will be required to in conjunction with the Sport Picture Editor to oversee, direct and ensure the highest standards in the photographic output of the Press Association.
Key responsibilities:

• Maintain a diary of forthcoming events and assign and brief photographers in a timely manner to ensure optimum use of staff resource.
• Transmit photographs on the PA Wire from staff/contributing photographers including content from our International partners
• React to breaking news, issuing any relevant file photos.
• Maintain effective communication channels with Howden Sports Desk.
• Communicating with photographers prior to and on receipt of images.
• Apply for accreditation to various sporting events.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in photography who would enjoy seeing the results of their hard work appear in the media every day.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of image editing software including Adobe Photoshop and Photo Mechanic alongside the process of delivering images. In addition they will possess high attention to detail particularly in high pressure environments of live events. In addition they will have excellent current affairs knowledge across all genres of news & sport with the ability to spot a winning picture. The ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management is also essential.

• This roles involves evening and weekend shift work.

Please send applications to:
Scott Wilson Sports Picture Editor
Email: [email protected]

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August 1964: World events reminder – In photos

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click it UK photo library Topfoto has released August 1964 in their 50 Years Ago series

‘Events to look out for:’
• John Surtees wins the German Grand Prix at Adenau.
• Tension increases in Vietnam after a US plane goes down in communist controlled jungle.
• Football controversy in Norway as the Manager of Eik blocks a goal.
• Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of WWI in Paris.
• Sophia Loren causes a stir on rumours she is to adopt an impoverished 4 year old girl.
• Violence increases in Cyprus, including the destruction of a Greek torpedo boat.
• Mary Quant shows off the latest in London fashion.
• Stanley Matthews ready to start his last competitive season at the age of 49.
• Spanish bullfighter, Manuel Leyton, is gored to death by a bull.
• Manfred Mann take on the Beatles as they hit number 1 in the charts.
Plus famous faces: Sugar Ray Robinson ; Alma Cogan ; Emporer Hirohito with Empress Nagako ; Steve McQueen ; Frank Sinatra ; Ava Gardner ; Marcel Marceau ; Ursula Andress with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee ; Susan Hampshire ; Pia Lindstrom.
View & license the photos here

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Pap boycott Bollywood actor …hires his own pap

Bollywood Hungama website reports that Indian film actor Salman Khan appears to have fallen out with the Bollywood paparazzi …and hired his own photographers.

Full report here

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock – London

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock London

Premium Rights-Managed image library Gallery Stock are seeking an experienced Italian speaking Account Manager to join this agency’s talented commercial team in London and sell from London into the Italian market.
The successful application will be a self motivated, organised and detail oriented sales professional with an existing database of active image buying clients in Italy across all client segments: corporate, agency, editorial and media.

The Account Manager is the daily liaison for Italian clients and must generate revenue by understanding how this agency’s portfolio can provide them with creative image solutions.
This is sales role and the Account Manager must be comfortable with aggressive monthly sales targets and finding new contacts within Italy.

The Role:
This position focuses on selling Rights Managed, premium stock content.
• Must be comfortable with high touch sales, managing special relationships with established photographers • who require a connection before a sale can be made.
• Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about closing deals on hi-touch, unreleased images that require negotiation with models and model agencies.
• Accountable for driving revenue by meeting or exceeding monthly and quarterly sales targets by growing accounts and/or transactional servicing with a focus on relationship based selling.
• Execute custom photo research for clients, prepare lightboxes and make outbound telephone sales calls to existing accounts to follow up on specific projects.
• Pitch new and incoming content to existing client base.
• Offer quick, flexible, and friendly customer service to a variety of clients on tight deadlines.
• An understanding of a variety of customer segments is vital: magazines, broadcast, digital media, books, and more.
• An understanding of the value of a high-end product is crucial.

Requirements:
• Minimum of two years outbound/inbound sales or account management experience – specifically in the photo stock syndication arena.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Knowledge/use of Customer Relationship Management systems preferred
• Basic computer literacy (Internet, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, etc.)
• Fluency in written and spoken italian

Gallery Stock has a genuine passion for visual media and is dedicated to maintaining a standard of aesthetic and technical excellence. If you are passionate about great photography as well as passionate about selling it, then this could be the role for you.
There is a good salary and commission package on offer for the right candidate and the opportunity to get involved in an exciting and creative agency with career potential.

Email Cv to: [email protected]
Gallery Stock is a premium Rights-Managed image library offering creative content from some of the most distinguished and celebrated photographers in the world. www.gallerystock.com

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Job: International Entertainment Photo Editor London

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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

AP is seeking an International Entertainment Photo Editor, to be based in London.
The International Entertainment photo editor’s primary responsibilities are to direct coverage of entertainment photos internationally, outside of the United Kingdom and the United States. This would involve liaising with photo chiefs in bureaus around the world on their coverage plans, coordinating accreditation when needed, reviewing and editing the photos for picture quality and caption accuracy, for transmission to AP Web, print and broadcast customers worldwide.
Both picture judgment and knowledge of the entertainment field internationally are the twin paramount requirements for this position.
The successful applicant needs to be as familiar with the top entertainment news stories of the day as they are with the basic elements that make a good photograph, as well as follow the ethical guidelines for AP Photography.
The International Entertainment photo editor will provide timely and constructive feedback to photographers and editors in the field with regards to successful or missing coverage elements, often under the pressures of breaking news and imminent customer deadlines.
This person will also be expected to plan and lead AP photo or cross format teams at the bigger international entertainment events. Some travel is expected.
The International Entertainment photo editor will work directly with AP Entertainment Editors and the AP Photo Desk; also work with colleagues across all AP formats, communicating regularly with editors from text, video and interactive departments, and providing constant updates on our best work throughout the newsroom. Regular contact with AP’s business, marketing and sales teams throughout the regions to maximize revenue potential in our entertainment product is a must, as well as working closely with our entertainment photo partners Invision in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential criteria:
• Must have good contacts within the entertainment industry as well as relationships with experienced entertainment photographers.
• Demonstrated superior photo judgment and the ability to work accurately and with speed under deadline pressure.
• Proven experience as a photo editor or photographer working for a news agency or newspapers.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Substantial experience working in the entertainment field.
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
• Must be willing and able to work in a 24/7 news environment.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Photoshop and other photo-related programs.
• The ability to work on Mac and Windows operating systems.

Desirable criteria:
• Experience communicating with photographers on deadline.

Qualified applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, at [email protected] or The Interchange, Oval Road, Camden, London NW1 7DZ.

All applicants must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

The closing date is 31st July 2014. If you have not heard from us by 14th August 2014 please consider your application unsuccessful.

No recruitment agencies please.

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