Farringdon, Greater London
£31,960 - £37,600 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Picture Editor. Working within our Creative Content and Stories team and alongside another picture editor, you will support in researching, selecting, commissioning and producing high quality photography to promote the work of Save the Children and partner organisations.

Our Marketing and Fundraising divisions exist to inspire millions of people – from individuals to large corporate organisations – to support our quest for change. Together, we save children's lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Picture Editor you will process, caption and upload photography to our online archive, research photography from this archive and external agencies, commission high quality and appropriate photographers, negotiating usage fees and rights. You'll manage photographic deployments, as well as edit and select images, ensuring they meet all the necessary ethical, brand, quality, legal and consent requirements and distribute all images promptly to meet press deadlines. You will also disseminate strong stories and photography across the Organisation and act as a general point person in fielding photography related queries. In addition you will:

  • Become knowledgeable in our existing photography archive and proficient in researching and selecting appropriate images
  • Identify and assess potential photographers for commissions
  • Conceptualise and implement innovative photographic and multimedia projects and contribute to creative development on cross-discipline projects
  • Distribute images promptly to meet press deadlines
  • Provide in-house and external photographic research, picture editing and sourcing when appropriate
  • Evaluate success of commissions to ensure feedback and learning is considered in future commissions, and processes and procedures are adjusted accordingly.
  • Ensure that our photography empowers the children and families we work with and does not reinforce negative stereotypes.

To be successful you will have significant operational experience and demonstrable success in delivering high quality photography content from commissions. You will have excellent contacts within the photography, photo-production and media industry. With the ability to work collaboratively in a team of expert creative practitioners and under the Head of Creative Content and Stories, you will also have the ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment and undertake routine administrative tasks. In addition you will have:

  • An awareness of new photographic trends and innovative ways of humanitarian multi-media story telling
  • A track record of producing creative and impactful visual storytelling
  • Demonstrable experience of managing budgets and negotiating rates and usage with photographers and photo/picture agencies
  • An excellent understanding of image reproduction and the varying formats required and advanced skills in image editing
  • An understanding of and commitment to visual storytelling ethics and an up to date knowledge of legalities in relation to image use and knowledge of international development.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: Wed 2nd December

Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.


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Posted on: 19 November 2020
Closing date: 02 December 2020
Tags: Marketing
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