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

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]

Posted by Will Carleton
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In-picture labelling platform Stipple closes

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;; Trevillion Images; Trigger Images;; V&A Images; VIEW pictures; Wellcome Images; WENN; Werner Forman Archive; Writer Pictures.

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

Posted by Will Carleton
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Job: Senior Media Manager – Multimedia and Digital – London

Spotted on the Save the Children jobs page:
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

Posted by Will Carleton
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The Image Works celebrates 2M image mark – Team photo!

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!

Posted by Will Carleton
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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

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

Posted by Will Carleton
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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.’

Posted by Will Carleton
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PAN on the move and faster

The office is on the move after just a year at our Biddenden, Kent UK address – the landlord went bust and the place has been put up for sale – So, please hold off sending any promos, photo books or general mail to the Haversham House, Biddenden Kent address.
Please email me at [email protected] in the meantime for an address until I find another office. Thanks to all the agency’s who have offered space already!

In other PAN news – we now have our own server which Adam from our IT dept assures me will make your loading and reading experience of much faster across all your digital platforms – mobile, desktop, tablet. The biggest gain is for readers outside the UK – the site loads at the speed of a local site now!

Let me have an feedback on speed or any other aspects of the site, I am always looking for ideas or advice – [email protected]

Posted by Will Carleton
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Scope Australia and Austral Press announce a merger = ‘australscope’ from May 1

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Austral International Press Agency and Scope Features based in Sydney, Australia have announced that the two agencies will be merging as of May 1, 2014 with the formation of australscope Pty Ltd.
Austral and Scope, founded in 1954 and 1977 respectively, are major licensors of editorial photography in Celebrity, Royalty, Lifestyle, Red Carpet, Fashion, Music, Studio Portraiture and News and Features from all over the world, including some local event coverage.
Michael Harsanyi – owner at Austral says, “We are excited that amalgamating our two talented teams will maximise the potential of our strategic visions to offer an enriched joint digital archive of over 10 million images to our clients. I am excited at the prospect of working together to open up new markets for our high quality suppliers”.
Alison Sykes – owner at Scope – commented “Having combined industry experience of over 45 years places us with a unique advantage. Together we combine different streams of high quality content bringing together iconic brands and world renowned photographers. Joining forces will allow us to give a more personalised service to our expanded client base and provide an enriched website experience”

• The new company, australscope Pty Ltd, will be operating as a combined entity as of 1st May 2014.

Posted by Will Carleton
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