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Job: International Entertainment Photo Editor London

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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Job: Regional Account Manager – International Team – Bridgeman London

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Role Title: Regional Account Manager – International Team
Reporting to: International Sales Manager
Status: Permanent Full‐time
Bridgeman Images is the world’s most comprehensive source of art, historical and cultural stills and footage. All material is available for licensing across our international offices located in London, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Job Purpose
The Account Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of international clients and distributors, and for developing new client relationship. They will look after all elements of the client relationship, encompassing new business development, front line picture research, price negotiation and copyright advice, with the defining measure of success being sales.

Reporting to the Sales Manager you will work alongside a team of Account Managers working both individually and as a team to exceed monthly sales targets.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and manage direct customer and distributor relationships
• Meet monthly, quarterly and yearly targets
• Forecast sales and keep updated record of sales pipeline
• Negotiate prices and price agreements
• Develop a good knowledge of the archive in order to carry out picture and footage research
• Research market activity and identify, pursue and close new business
• Provide an advisory service on copyright and intellectual property legislation
• Develop and present client proposals including facilitation of client meetings, presentation of new
• Provide on‐going feedback and benchmarking on competitor pricing, services and activity
• Provide industry level intelligence on business development issues
• Support and improve business development processes and tools
• Travel to meet customers and attend to trade fairs and networking events (3‐5 trips per year)

• Sales and Business Development Experience.
• Understanding of the Image licensing industry
• Education or strong interest in Art and Art History
• Financial understanding and pipeline management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship management
• Experienced and confident communicator, negotiator and presenter
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Located in London, UK

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV by e-mail along with a brief explanation as to why you think you would be a suitable candidate for the role, to:
Alessandro Conficoni, International Sales Manager [email protected]

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Learn: The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram – from Photoshelter

Photoshleter has released the latest in their series of photo industry guides:
‘The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram’
They say: …get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with photo editors, and even generate revenue. Also get advice and inspiration from photographers having success with Instagram, amassing followings up to 830,000.

In this guide, you’ll also learn:
• 10 ways to win at Instagram and take advantage of all its features
• Ideas to organically build your audience faster and smarter
• Why Instagram is a must-use tool to connect with photo editors
• Tips to measure your success
Get the guide here

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Change of address notice: John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library

John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library new address:
15 Beatrice Road, Norwich NR1 4BB
Phone: 01603-449125

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Training: V&A – Photography Collections Curators’ Training Programme

Art photography collections are held at regional museums, libraries and archives across the country but often without specialist curatorial expertise. Peer support for curators working with photography collections is limited. There is currently no Subject Specialist Network for Photography, and no active planning, programming, research, information exchange, scholarship or training that is more formally coordinated between UK institutions. As a result, many photography collections tend to be ‘dormant’ and inaccessible to experts and audiences, and curators responsible for photography collections do not have access to the necessary staffing and financial resources, or knowledge and specialist skills to actively develop their collections. With the support of the Art Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum is running a two-year pilot programme to help support the development of curatorial expertise in art photography, working with regional museum partners.
Full details and to apply

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Stock media licensing agency Pond5 raises $61M investment – plans global growth


↑ Watch CEO Tom Bennet introduce Pond5 – and how film makers use the stock

Multi stock media licensing agency Pond5 has raised $61 Million from investment houses Accel Partners and Stripes Group.
Pond5 say: ‘The funding is the first institutional investment for the company and will be used to fuel global growth, hiring, and product development.
Artists from around the world use Pond5 to upload video clips and other media, including music, photos and special effects. Those creating media projects, like films, mobile applications and video games, can then buy the royalty­free content for their own use.’
“Our mission since day one has been to build the world’s most vibrant, artist­ friendly marketplace for creativity,” said Pond5 CEO and co ­founder Tom Bennett. “We thought very carefully about the kind of partners we wanted to join us, and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Accel and Stripes for the next phase of our adventure.”

• Pond5 boast over 15 million media clips sourced from 30,000 artists in 127 countries.
• Artists who upload their media to the website earn 50% on sales.
• Pond5 footage has found its way into blockbuster films like Iron Man, Thor and Dallas Buyers Club, and hit television series like AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
• Based in New York, with offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic, Pond5 has been cash­flow positive since its founding in 2006 and is doubling sales annually. The company raised a seed round of $500,000 from the New York Angels in 2008. In 2013, Pond5 acquired Pixmac, an international network of stock photos sites based in Czech Republic. It currently employs a global team of 70 people.
• View all Pond5 articles on PAN

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Fashion Hawk – Designer label keywording

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Fashion Hawk is a service created to help PR companies, photo agencies, image resellers and publishers maximise the value of images showing celebrities wearing designer clothes and accessories. By adding designer label keywords and fashion terms to aid image search, Fashion Hawk helps clients find the pictures that will enable them to boost the sales, promotional and editorial impact of famous people wearing famous brands.

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Nonstop Photo Desk – image workflow

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Nonstop Photo Desk has been created to free photo agency staff and owners from the headache of trying to organise image workflow, and avoid getting into legal hot water, while maximising the sales potential of every image that goes out with the agency’s name on it. It does so by providing clients with experienced staff to process and send out images around the clock, using the most efficient processes available. And the best part is that clients only pay for the production itself, rather than having to maintain night desks, or pay photo editor salaries to have repetitive tasks carried out by people who should really be organising the image-gathering effort.

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Keedup – Image Keywording and Metadata

Making your basic product easier to find with good keywording is a proven method of increasing revenue for image and video libraries. Keedup can also help you find new ways to earn money, cut costs and get the basics right. Keedup uses university graduates working from its Auckland and London offices to add metadata around the clock. As well as celebrity and news keywording, Keedup offers a range of stock keywording standards, including Corbis, Getty and Alamy. There are also specialist services such as fashion keywording and image workflow management.

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Launched: ‘Stock Stats’ App – reports on your microstock sales

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App developer Ray Woo has released an App called Stock Stats which helps you check your earnings from microstock agencies and notify you when you get new sales.
They say: ‘The app crawls the agency and gets the image number and balance, it can also estimate your monthly earning, daily earnings, RPI per month according to these data.’

• Supported Agencies are Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, 123rf, Bigstock, Alamy, Photodune, DepositPhotos, Veer, Canstock, Pond5. More agencies to follow…
• More details on the App (incl IOS details) from the developer here
• Problems may occur if you connect your phone to computer when running the app’

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