People: Oswald Schwirtz appointed Chairman – World Press Photo Supervisory Board

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World Press Photo has announced Oswald Schwirtz (NL) as the new chairman of its Supervisory Board. He succeeds Pieter Broertjes who had served as the board’s chairman since 2007.

They say: Oswald Schwirtz (52) is an Amsterdam-based serial entrepreneur and a photographer. He set up several companies, made a well-known documentary series on Dutch photographers entitled ‘Hollands Zicht’, and has extended experience in leading unprecedented organisations such as Young in Prison and Het Ketelhuis. Schwirtz was, among others, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Amsterdam, and currently chairs the Dutch Actors Association (Act). Also, he is the photographer of the sailing team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Oswald Schwirtz: “To me, World Press Photo is the most beautiful photo brand in the world. Together with the new managing director Lars Boering, we will turn the foundation into the beating heart of the international photo industry. There is an amazing base, but now comes the time to solidify it even more. World Press Photo wants to share the love for photography as widely as possible.”

Pieter Broertjes became a member of the World Press Photo Board in 1999. In 2007, he was appointed chairman of the foundation. Broertjes says: “World Press Photo is in good hands with Oswald Schwirtz and its new director Lars Boering. After so many years on the board and 8 years as its chairman, I pass the torch to my successor with a lot of trust.”
Note: Judging for the 2015 Photo Contest starts this Sunday

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Watch: On the night – European Getty Images Editorial Awards 2014


Getty Images held their annual in-agency photographers award evening this week, watch above for interviews with Getty photographers on what makes an award winning photograph.

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid won Getty Images European Photographer of the Year, here’s how the other winners line up ↓
• News Portfolio of the Year: Joint 1st Place: Jeff Mitchell, Peter Macdiarmid 3rd: Place: Matej Divizna

• News Picture of the Year 1st Place: Brendan Hoffman 2nd Place: Brendan Hoffman 3rd Place: Jeff Mitchell

• Photo Essay of the Year 1st Place: Brendan Hoffman Joint 2nd Place: Jeff Mitchell, Chris Jackson

• Sport Portfolio of the Year 1st Place: Julian Finney Joint 2nd Place: Shaun Botterill and Alex Livesey

• Specialist Sport Portfolio 1st Place: Laurence Griffiths 2nd Place: Lars Baron 3rd Place: Mark Thompson

•Sport Picture of the Year 1st Place: Matt Lewis 2nd Place: Shaun Botterill 3rd Place: Stu Forster

• World Cup Picture of the Year 1st Place: Matthias Hangst 2nd Place: Matthias Hangst 3rd Place: Lars Baron

• Olympic Picture of the Year 1st Place: Clive Mason 2nd Place: Adam Pretty Joint 3rd Place: Alexander Hassenstein and Martin Rose

• Entertainment Portfolio of the Year 1st Place: Sam Hussein 2nd Place: Gareth Cattermole 3rd Place: Andreas Rentz

• Entertainment Picture of the Year 1st Place: Gareth Cattermole 2nd Place: Ben Pruchnie Joint 3rd Place: Clemens Bilan, and Dave Hogan

• Portrait Picture of the Year 1st Place: Alexander Hassenstein 2nd Place: Gareth Cattermole 3rd Place: Andreas Rentz

• Royal Picture of the Year 1st Place: Chris Jackson 2nd Place: Chris Jackson 3rd Place: Chris Jackson

• Music Picture of the Year 1st Place: Mark Holloway 2nd Place: Matt Baker 3rd Place: Andreas Rentz

• Alternative View Picture of the Year 1st Place: Peter Macdiarmid 2nd Place: Gareth Cattermole 3rd Place: Peter Macdiarmid

• Editorial Innovation Award Peter Macdiarmid

• Leadership Principals Award Martin Willetts

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Watch: ‘Smash His Camera’ – paparazzo Ron Galella – now on Netflix

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Great news if you are subbed up to Netflix, you can now watch ‘Smash His Camera’
They say: While profiling the controversial life and career of pioneering paparazzo Ron Galella, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Leon Gast raises intriguing questions about the freedom of the press, the right to privacy and our celebrity-obsessed culture. A great risk taker who never backed down, Galella suffered a broken jaw at the hands of Marlon Brando and fought two major lawsuits filed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Latest photo industry jobs on PAN

• Account Executive – StockFood / living4media – London
• Sales Executive – Historical picture library – London
• Part-time Picture Library Administrator and Researcher | 3-4 days per week
• Senior Account Executive – Int visual content licensing agency – NYC
• New Business Executive ­- Advertising and Corporate ­ London – 123RF
• New Business Executive -­ Benelux (Based in Amsterdam) – 123RF
• New Business Executive ­- Nordic Region (Based in Amsterdam) – 123RF
• Creative Operations Assistant – Tech Team – Image Source London

Details on the Jobs page

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Job: Account Executive – StockFood / living4media – London

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Position: StockFood / living4media Account Executive
Location: London
Responsible to: General Manager
Communicates & Cooperates with: External StockFood clients; Global StockFood team

Position Overview:
This position is an important sales role, responsible for supporting existing relationships in order to achieve monthly/quarterly sales targets and customer satisfaction goals. In addition, the Sales Executive will consistently seek opportunities to increase service levels and add value and relevance to the customer offering.

Key Result Areas:
· Meet and exceed sales targets as assigned.
· Seek out new business and grow existing business.
· Maintain service levels and drive revenue through relationship management.
· License rights to images and service new and existing accounts as assigned.
· Provide photo research and organize image delivery.
· Negotiate pricing within established guidelines.
· Support all pre/post sales activity as and when required.

Key Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications / Attributes:
· Prior experience working in sales to targets
· Strong picture research ability
· Ability to offer exemplary customer service in a results-driven environment
· Outgoing and confident with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· Able to build rapport with client contacts and understand their needs.
· Team player: Work collaboratively with colleagues.
· A high standard of written and spoken English
· Reliable, organized, and detail orientated
· Ability to handle deadlines and multiple clients
· Ability to work independently while keeping management informed at all times
· Must be computer literate.
· Degree or equivalent

Teamwork & Communication
· Work as part of the StockFood community to create a positive, tolerant and harmonious work environment
· Deal with all staff in a helpful, courteous and respectful manner
· Communicate ideas which may improve the efficiency, performance or standards of your department and be open to the consideration of new ideas
· Actively participate in the giving and receiving of constructive feedback to ensure understanding and open team relationships.

Policies & Procedures
· Actively ensure that the workplace is kept free from harassment, bullying behaviour and discrimination through thoughtful behaviour and leading by example
· Work in accordance with StockFood policy and procedural guidelines
· Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety guidelines, reporting any potential risks or hazards
· Follow safe work practices for self and others.

Please send your CV and cover letter in support of your application, as well as salary expectations to recruitment@stockfood.co.uk. Deadline for applications: Midnight 5 February, 2015.

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Watch – BBC: What will news look like in 10 years?

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↑ supplying editorial content to the media? …this is worth a watch – click it

‘Over the past few months, the BBC’s Future of News project has been trying to identify some of the big trends likely to impact on news and ask what audiences will want over the next decade.
This video compiles the thoughts of both leading BBC staff and celebrity experts.’

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Photo book: ‘Year in Focus’ – Getty Images – 2 copies available for PAN readers

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Just arrived in the office is this ↑ copy of the Getty Images new photo book – ‘Year in Focus’. The book accompanies the show at the Getty Gallery in London we featured last week. …if you would like a copy we have a couple to give away to PAN readers thanks to the Getty Images PR team, the only criteria is you have to be a professional picture buyer – so Art director, Picture editor or Picture researcher and answer this question: ‘How many times do you visit PhotoArchiveNews.com a week?’

Answers on an email to will@photoarchivenews.com – 2 email addresses will be pulled from a hat early next week in the PAN office – good luck.
The book will be posted to you – worldwide

• About Year in Focus. An expert curation of the defining images and videos that encapsulate 2014’s most important moments in the global world of news, sport, entertainment and archive anniversaries and obituaries. In the year to date, Getty Images’ award-winning photographers have covered more than 16,000 news events, 28,000 sports events and 50,000 entertainment events, delivering award-winning imagery to news rooms and media publishers around the world.

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Snapchat launches ‘Discover’ an in-app Editorial video newscast

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Snapchat – the quick chat messenger board app – have launched a new News service for users. … ‘Snapchat Discover’ is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams.
Full report and watch the video on FootageNews.com

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Job: News Picture Researcher – Mirror Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:

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News Picture Researcher
‘Mirror Online is growing fast and we want a news know-it-all who NEVER gets tired of the latest story to join our picture desk.’
Full details and to apply

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Job: Sports Picture Researcher – Mirror Football – Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:
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Sports Picture Researcher for Mirror Football
Mirror Online is looking for a top notch Sports Picture Researcher to join its rapidly expanding team.
You will know football inside out and have an excellent knowledge of sport in general.
Full details and to apply

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Job: Overnight Picture Researcher – Mirror Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:
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Overnight Picture Researcher – Mirror Online
Are you a night owl who loves news, sport and showbiz? Then this could be the perfect role for you.
Mirror.co.uk is looking for an Overnight Picture Researcher to make sure we deliver the best content to our readers 24/7.
Full details and to apply

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Job: Sales Executive – Historical picture library – London

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Mary Evans Picture Library is the UK’s leading resource for historical pictures and has been supplying the publishing, media and design industries with images from its extensive archives for fifty years. As part of our business development plans, we are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of staff to pro-actively support our Sales Manager in developing and building revenue among a wide range of new and existing clients. Working as part of a small but dedicated sales and research team, you will be self-motivated and a great communicator, with an excellent general knowledge and demonstrable passion for history, heritage and the Mary Evans brand. You will be able to engage customers on all levels by confidently articulating the library’s unique offering and convert leads and prospects into quantifiable revenue growth.

Responsibilities will include:
• Pro-active development of business with new and existing clients via telephone, email and face to face visits.
• Regular contact with clients in order to check on project progress and to maintain good long term working relationships.
• Supporting the Sales Manager with sales and marketing projects
• Occasional picture research to provide cover for colleagues
• Attendance at relevant trade shows

Skills and qualifications ideally required
• Excellent communication and telephone skills.
• Prior experience working in sales in a picture library.
• Outgoing and confident.
• A high standard of written and spoken English
• A broad general knowledge and proven interest in history preferable.
• Proven administrative experience and computer literacy.
• Proven ability to prioritise work.
• Education to degree level, ideally in a history related subject.
• Foreign language skills would be advantageous, but not essential.

Please visit our website at www.maryevans.com for more information about the library.

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter in support of your application, and your salary expectation, via email to Luci Gosling at luci.gosling@maryevans.com

Or by post to:
Luci Gosling
Mary Evans Picture Library
59 Tranquil Vale
London
SE3 0BS
Deadline: Monday 9th February 2015

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Job: Part-time Picture Library Administrator and Researcher | 3-4 days per week

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Part-time Picture Library Administrator and Researcher | 3-4 days per week.

Lebrecht Music & Arts is an established specialist culture library. We have in-depth coverage of music and literature and the historical context in which creators of the arts flourished. Our small and friendly library is based in leafy St Johns Wood in north-west London.

Main responsibilities are to:
• develop existing relationships and create new relationships with clients via e-mail and telephone
the ability to prioritise picture requests and cope with deadlines
• negotiate picture usage fees for a broad range of licences, including digital media
• carry out picture research online on our own collection and on our partners’ collections
• caption images required for research projects and to be comfortable enough with computer systems to process the images
• fulfil all the behind the scenes work connected with these functions such as invoicing, chasing usages, updating data information, and the ability to spot problems or errors before they become crises
• promote imagery via blog, Facebook, Twitter

Skills and qualifications ideally required:
• accessible and focused communication and telephone skills
• excellent written English, with good grammar and spelling
• intuitive computer skills and working familiarity with Photoshop, Excel, Word, databases
previous experience working in a photo library, particularly on the administrative side with a good understanding of how an office functions
• familiarity with copyright law
• good with figures and used to keeping basic accounts
• education to degree level – can be arts or sciences
• French and/or German is a benefit
• good eye for detail
• a visual awareness
• interest in photography is a benefit
• interested in innovating ideas

To apply, please send your CV plus a covering letter supporting your application and your salary expectation to Elbie Lebrecht at elbie@lebrecht.co.uk

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Job: Senior Account Executive – Int visual content licensing agency – NYC

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Senior Account Executive NYC Salary – Depending on experience – Permanent

Job description
Our client is a fast-growing visual content licensing agency, internationally based. Their extensive online image collection includes royalty-free photography, vector illustration and video that is updated daily by their contributor community of artists. They seek a Senior Account Executive for their New York office to develop business with customers in the creative and media industry, graphic design and advertising agencies, print and online publishers.
Full job spec and to apply here

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