Assistant News Picture Editor
News UK
London, GBR
5d ago

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities include

  • Working as part of the backbench team of senior editors to produce The Times and The Sunday Times on multiple 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

  • A qualification or strong experience in journalism or photography
  • 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

    Creative problem-solving

    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.

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