Assistant News Picture Editor
The Times and The Sunday Times assistant news picture editor is responsible for picture editing the home news section, presenting at conference and picture researching across all sections and platforms to create outstanding picture packages.
The job requires you to work with a team of picture editors and researchers, who search more than 50,000 images a day and investigate news stories to source exclusive pictures.
The assistant news picture editor works closely with news editors and designers to consistently deliver visually compelling editions on all platforms.
Presenting at news conference, highlighting exclusive pictures and original picture-led stories
Investigating news stories to source exclusive pictures, as well as producing stand-alone picture packages
Managing relationships with photographers, agencies and other external contacts to source or commission original, distinctive images
Giving story leads and ideas to the news desk
Being highly competent at all picture research shifts, including home, wires, digital, foreign and business
Supporting the news pictures editor, section editors and designers to work in the most effective and efficient way possible
An ability to work under pressure on edition, as well as contribute to longer-term projects
Proactively researching suitable content ideas and putting together strong packages that engage editors at morning and afternoon news conference and through the day
Working flexibly across platforms and news sections, including business, foreign and sport
Having a clear understanding of the editorial and visual objectives of The Times and The Sunday Times news pages and understanding how pictures contribute to that
Building positive relationships with editors and their departments
Experience and skills
Experience working in the media, especially on a news desk or picture agency
Experience establishing strong working relationships and building credibility with senior managers
A proven track record of influencing editorial colleagues, leading thinking and generating ideas
Highly organised and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
A collaborative, flexible working style with experience working in partnership with design and production teams
Strong understanding of usage rights, permissions and copyright
Please apply with a CV and cover letter by October 17.
Equal opportunities :
The Company is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment.
It opposes all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
We are a diverse and team so want to maximise every individual's potential to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised and utilised.
This means affording equal access to any employment opportunities within the Company according to your ability, without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion,belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status,disability or age.