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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Sir Richard Attenborough – Photo library selections

Below: a selection of license-ready images from PAN listed photo libraries featuring Sir Richard Attenborough from their home page. Click the page to view the selections…
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Topfoto Click ↑ for a selection of license-ready images from his birth and across his career.

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Camera Press Click ↑ for the images

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Hulton Getty Archive Click ↑ for images

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Copyright to clear: Agency – Hylton Warner & Co. [Cardiff] / Photographer – Giovanni Gemin

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This in from PAN reader Jennifer at the Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales

Many thanks for getting back to me Will.
Please find attached a scan of the reverse side of the Hylton photograph. Do you have any further information about this agency? We hold some photographs by them and would like to publish but obviously are looking for permission.
I also have another orphan photo and so attach a scan of that too – however, this one doesn’t even appear on your Directory so my hopes aren’t high!

I would appreciate you circulating them, even if it’s just to prove that we’ve tried to locate the copyright source.

Contact [email protected] if you own the copyright on these collections.

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Job: Video Journalist, Caters News Agency – Birmingham

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Job Title: Video Journalist, Caters News Agency
Department: Video dept.
Location: Birmingham
Salary: DOE

Caters News Agency are a successful international multimedia content provider seeking talented Video Journalists to join their vibrant team in Birmingham, UK.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the smooth running of the video desk in an exciting, fast-paced environment supplying exclusive editorial content to newspapers, websites and broadcasters around the world.

The role primarily involves the day-to-day management and production of video across the company. You will assist with sourcing, shooting, editing and delivering video content to some of the biggest names in the media business.

Candidates will:
- Be self-motivated
- Brimming with ideas
- Poses the ability to shoot and edit engaging short-form video packages to tight deadlines
- Poses excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
- Hold a strong working knowledge of social media and online news outlets

Foreign travel may be available for the right candidate, such as between our UK and US offices, as well as building relationships with both current and new clients.

Previous broadcast or news agency experience is a bonus, but not a pre-requisite.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to: [email protected]

www.catersnews.com

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Fotocorp India celebrates 10 years – confirms 300k editorial images online from ‘Bollywood to Politics’

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Mumbai, India based news photo agency Fotocorp are celebrating their tenth year in the editorial photo business with a redesigned website site offering a ‘rich bank’ of over 300,000 editorial images covering all India life from business and Bollywood to fashion, lifestyle, sports and politics. The new site also offers updated search features.

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They say: ‘Fotocorp is a subscription-based agency, which also undertakes commissioned photo assignments for editorials, advertising agencies, corporate houses and entertainment events, both locally as well as internationally. “To mark the occasion, we have launched a Retro section with vintage images of Bollywood, politics and other segments,” says Shailesh Mule, adding that thousands of images are uploaded every month on the agency’s website. The Retro section has rare archival images, providing original content and greater choice to the subscribers. “The dynamic new features that have been introduced on www.fotocorp.com provide better navigation, easier access to pictures and faster downloading,” says Mule.’

• Fotocorp News Photo Agency, launched on World Photography Day in 2004

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Q&A: Hamish Crooks – Magnum Photos – on attending Visa pour l’image Perpignan

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Hamish is Global Licensing Director at Magnum Photos based in London, PAN had a coffee with him and fired a few questions about his plans for Visa pour l’image Perpignan this year including what advice he has for a ‘Visa’ first timer.

Which dates will you be attending Visa pour l’image Perpignan?
From Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th, but others in team will be there until Sunday 7th September

When did you first attend Visa?
2002

Will Magnum Photos be exhibiting?
No

How many times have you attended?
12

Do you stay in Perpignan or travel in each day?
Stay in Perpignan

What is the main aim of your visit to Visa this year?
For me, see partner agencies and potential partner agencies and some clients, if possible. Our sales teams set up meetings with clients

How should a photographer approach you for representation?
We give them info on how apply for membership of Magnum – they apply through the photographers of the office that manages their region, so portfolio viewing would have to be forwarded through each office. We do look at portfolios in Perpignan if there’s time, but application is once a year only and better to go through Magnum photographers anyway

Are you expecting to hear anything new or innovative in the photo industry at the festival this year?
No

Which photo exhibition is a ‘must see’ for you this year?
Nothing is a “must see” for me. Some potentially good shows though

Any advice for Visa first timers?
See as many exhibitions and screenings as you can – gives you a chance to think of your own approach to documenting stories as many shows in Perpignan are from a similar perspective – it can spur you to widen your narrative sense and horizons. If you’re a photographer, don’t be too dismayed by the lack of clients you may get to see – It’s often easier to visit them at work. And don’t be dismayed by the number of photographers looking for work.

What is a ‘Must Do’ for Visa first timers?
Cycle or motorbike up the Pyrenees to Andorra and visit Collioure if you have spare time

• Hamish Crooks recently returned to Magnum after eight years in Product Development at Reuters Photos.
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People: Nicky Androsov joins media law expert Swan Turton – Commercial IT/IP dept


Covent Garden, London based media law firm Swan Turton LLP has announce the appointment of Nicky Androsov to the firm as a Commercial IT/IP partner.
They say: ‘Nicky brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in commercial IT/IP matters and acts for a broad range of national and international clients. Chambers & Partners 2014 rank Nicky as a Band 1 (Kent) practitioner for Information Technology and Intellectual Property.’
Charles Swan, Head of Advertising and Marketing, states:
“We are delighted to welcome Nicky to Swan Turton. As a focused Media and Commercial practice, we are aware of the importance of recruiting leading individuals so that we can continue to provide our clients with the expert legal services they require. Nicky is a recognised specialist and her skills and client base represent an exceptional fit with our practice. Nicky is a great addition to the considerable expertise of our Media and Commercial offering. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead, particularly in the light of Nicky’s international experience and her fluency in German and Russian.”
Nicky Androsov comments:
“I am very excited to join Swan Turton. This is a great opportunity for me, with a firm whose strengths complement my own practice and which has an excellent reputation, expert lawyers and great clients.”

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License-Ready stock: New Winter Shots – UK Garden agency

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UK based Garden photo stock experts GWI are first into the PAN office news email with a license-ready selection of Winter stock photos here

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Arrested photographer Scott Olson – ‘Getty Images had a plan in place to handle it’

Getty Images photographer Scott Olson comments on his recent arrest covering the troubles in Ferguson.
19 August: ‘Last night I was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, for being a member of the press in a public place and mingling with the public, rather than in a pen where officials had hoped to confine the press. I strongly believe in the first amendment and the freedom of the press and chose to question the officer ordering me into the pen.

I would like to thank my friends and colleagues who have reached out offering support after the arrest. I would like to touch bases with everyone personally, but I was overwhelmed (really overwhelmed) by the number of emails and text messages I had on my phone when I was released.

Fortunately, because of the way officials have been handling this crisis, we knew this was a possibility and Getty Images had a plan in place to handle it. I am happy to report that the plan worked flawlessly and I was released after a few hours—in time to return to Ferguson and capture some more images—not from inside a media pen but out with the public.’

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Reported: Missing photojournalist James Foley killed

BBC reports on the killing of American photojournalist James Foley who was taken hostage in Syria on 22 November 2012:
‘The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. The militants said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.’…
…’Foley has reported extensively across the Middle East, working for America’s Global Post and other media outlets including the French news agency AFP.’
Full report here: bbc.co.uk

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