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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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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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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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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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.

Context
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
ideas
• 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)

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications
• 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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Job: Retoucher – Photo Studio Team – AllSaints London

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The Role
As a Retoucher you will be a key part of the Photo Studio Team responsible for editing of all fashion and still imagery. The Studio is made up of different areas such as Photography and Styling. You will provide key support to the photography by retouching product imagery for our AllSaints.com site which is shot on models and still life.

You will be confident working on fashion imagery and have an acute eye for detail and enthusiasm to make sure our product is showcased to its full advantage. We are looking for someone with a strong technical expertise in retouching and working knowledge of digital photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.
Full details and to apply here

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Job: Chief News Photographer – acquiring news video in the field

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Job: Picture Editor – London picture desk – Barcroft Media

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Picture Editor
Leading multimedia content provider Barcroft Media are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Picture Editor to run their busy London picture desk.

The London picture desk manages all aspects of our global picture syndication. From new contributors and incoming production, overseeing our global team of picture editors, through to archive management and asset delivery, the Picture Desk also commissions and briefs photographers on shoots around the world, assists photographers with event diaries and accreditations and supports the editorial team at our London headquarters and overseas offices in addition to liaising with the desks of national and international newspapers and magazines on a daily basis.

This is an ideal position for an ambitious and highly motivated person to oversee the daily picture desk activities of a fast paced leading global content provider and participate in its ongoing success

About you:
You have previous Picture Desk experience
You love photography and can recognise the potential of a great picture
You are passionate about commissioning great sets of pictures
You are a proactive and detail focused multitasker, driven to maintain high standards
You are IT literate and possess excellent troubleshooting skills
You are keen to manage one of Fleet Street’s most exciting picture desks.

In the first instance, please send a CV and brief cover letter to Dave Wheels
[email protected]

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Job: Syndication Specialist – 6 month fixed term contract

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Fairfax Media is New Zealand’s leading multi-platform media company.

Reporting to the Group Syndication Manager, the Syndication Specialist position will assist in overall syndication operations to maintain and grow consumer and commercial sales revenue. The dynamic role works within a small team, is a key liaison between Fairfax’s editorial and commercial teams and is primarily responsible for assisting with commercial licensing and consumer sales orders. Responsibilities include daily image processing to syndication website, photographic captioning, helping manage new and existing clients, assisting with marketing and promotional efforts, liaising with photographic editors and other editorial and commercial stakeholders, assisting with financial-analytics reporting and supporting the Syndication team. Attention to detail and time management skills are also essential to maintain the high quality standards and to meet strict deadlines.

We are looking for someone who has tertiary qualifications and a minimum of two years of industry experience in picture and story research, marketing and/or promotion, preferably in a media-based organisation. This position is a 6 month fixed term contract.
This is a great opportunity to let your syndication skills shine in a company that will truly value your expertise.
Apply Here

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