Job: Account Executive – Bridgeman Images London

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Account Executive
Account Executive
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
Assist the Account Manager(s) with developing and maintaining new and sustainable business partnerships. The Account Executive will be responsible for sourcing and growing a portfolio of clients within advertising & design, product packaging, greeting cards and merchandise.
He or she will look after elements of the client relationship and generate new income opportunities to increase profitability and overall client base.

Your Line Manager will be the UK Sales Manager but you will be working closely and reporting daily to your assigned Account Manager. You will work both individually and as part of a larger team of Account Managers to exceed monthly sales targets.

Key Responsibilities

- Identify new business opportunities and initiate contact with potential new clients
- Manage renewals for existing clients
- Maintain sales communication pipeline for target clients, renewals and lapsed clients
- Prepare and develop sales presentations and client proposals
- Develop a good knowledge of the archive in order to carry out picture and footage research
- Maintain contact database and provide regular reporting/communication on clients
- Provide on-going feedback and benchmarking on competitor pricing, services and marketing
- Respond to incoming queries in an appropriate and timely manner


The ideal candidate will be highly efficient, organised, and able to prioritise their duties in a fast paced working environment and will enjoy seeking out new sales opportunities.
The following attributes are required:
- An education, or active interest, in the arts (a degree, or equivalent, in the arts or art history is preferable but not essential)
- A creative eye for design and image research
- Be a confident sales person whether on the phone, in person or by e-mail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be a confident communicator, negotiator and presenter
- Pro-active and self-motivated
- Proficiency in all packages including in MS Office Suite

The following would be advantageous:
- Experience in advertising & design or image licensing industries.
- Experience in either customer service, as a sales assistant or a junior account management role is desirable
- Understanding of Client Relationship Management database

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required.

Anyone interested should send a C.V. with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the role to Laura Summerton

Closing date is Monday 6th October but we welcome applications sent in as soon as possible.

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Job: Photo Editor – London Photo Desk – Associated Press

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.
The Associated Press currently seeks a photo editor for its London Photo Desk.

The London Photo Desk photo editor’s primary responsibilities are the intake and processing of news, sports, business and entertainment photos, filed by photographers in Europe, Africa and other parts of the world, 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 news judgment are the twin paramount requirements for this position.
London photo editors are required to be as familiar with the top news stories of the day as they are with the basic elements that make a good photograph.

London photo editors 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.

London photo editors 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. 

Knowledge and Experience:

• Candidates must have demonstrated superior photo and news judgment and the ability to work accurately and with speed under deadline pressure.
• At least three or more years of experience as a photo editor or photographer working for a news agency or newspapers.
• Excellent organizational skills are required.  
• Substantial experience as a news photographer and/or photo editor is essential.
• Experience communicating with photographers on deadline is highly desired.  
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
• Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English is required.  
• The successful candidate must be willing and able to work in a 24/7 news environment.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Photoshop and other photo-related programs is essential.
• The ability to work on Mac and Windows operating systems.

All applicants must be able work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

Qualified applicants please send your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, at  or to The Interchange, Oval Road, Camden, London, NW1 7DZ.

The closing date is 3rd October 2014. If you have not heard from us by 17th October 2014 please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

No recruitment agencies please.

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Job: Celebrity Fashion Keyworder – £18k – Rex Features London

Job: Celebrity Fashion Keyworder
Location: London
Job Type: Initially on a six month contract
Salary: £18,000 per annum, pro rata

The Company:
Rex Features is Britain’s leading independent photographic press agency and image library, supplying a daily service of news, celebrity, features, sport and stock photos to media in the UK and worldwide.

We’re at the forefront of celebrity fashion keywording and we’re looking for a talented, knowledgeable individual to join our keywording team initially on a six month contract.

As the successful candidate, you will be dedicated and enthusiastic, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to learn all aspects of celebrity keywording in a dynamic press agency environment. You will be PC computer literate, with excellent typing skills and a keen interest in celebrity matters and an eye for the published image.

You’ll be able to tell a tank top from a trench coat and a poncho from a parka – and be able to spot a Hermes Birkin at twenty paces! You’ll be able to identify and describe new fashion trends and help contribute to our keywording lexicon.

Candidates should be educated to A level or equivalent. A degree would be desirable. Salary £18,000 per annum, pro rata.

Please send your CV and covering letter together with your current salary details to or to Rick Colls, Director of Operations, Rex Features Limited, 18 Vine Hill, London, EC1R 5DZ by Friday 3rd October 2014

Due to the high volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

No recruitment agencies please.

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Photographer Maya Alleruzzo named AP regional photo editor for the Middle East

Maya Alleruzzo
Maya Alleruzzo (AP Photo)

Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press.
Alleruzzo, 44, joined AP as a staff photographer in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. She was embedded throughout the U.S. troop surge that year and was part of a prize-winning team that produced the series “Killer Blue,” chronicling the deployment of a combat platoon in Mosul, Iraq. The team was awarded the Edward R. Murrow prize in the video news documentary category. She remained in Iraq, departing with the final U.S. military unit in the country.
View Maya’s images via AP Photos

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Watch: Getty Reportage pop-up gallery installation – opens today Photoville NY

Not the most exciting video the team at Getty Reportage have produced but at least it gives you an idea of what their shipping container photo gallery exhibition looks like at the PHOTOVILLE event which opens today in New York City.
They say: ‘At this year’s Photoville exhibition, the Reportage by Getty Images container showcased key stories by its core group of award-winning photojournalists, from the upheaval in Ukraine to land-mine removal efforts in Iraq. Here’s a video showing how you can install such a show in a mere minute and 20 seconds.’

• PHOTOVILLE is a FREE premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries – is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers.

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Watch: Inside Corbis UK HQ – via their cleaning company

UPDATE: The video seems to have been ‘removed’ from You Tube – sorry!’s what it looked like.
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Spotted on YouTube: Take a video tour around the Corbis HQ in London via a testimonial video by their office cleaning company …it’s one way to get a camera into the building – and a plug on PAN!

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Getty Images supply digital archive platform for Qatar Olympic Committee

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Getty Images, has signed a deal with the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) to create a bespoke digital archive system for the QOC’s heritage assets. The system will host videos, tapes, DVDs, photos and documents dating back from 1979.
As part of the deal, Getty Images ‘will also share best practice with the QOC photo team on capturing imagery at sports events and official appointments.’

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Stock photo edit: 4Corners contributing photographer – a year in images

↑ Justin Foulkes image from a year around the British Isles

A great stock photo feature idea here from 4Corners Images photo library.
‘The Highlands or the Isle of Wight, to Tintern in Wales or Seaford in Kent, photographer Justin Foulkes always comes home with a good shoot.’ Here’s a year’s worth of Justin’s work

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From the photo archive: World’s largest process camera – 1938

Glass plate mono negative This in from the picture researchers at UK photo library Topfoto : ‘Will, FYI just came across this, don’t suppose there are any pictures it produced hanging around.’

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• Caption: World’s largest process camera for colour work runs on rail track. Occupies two rooms, worked by electricity. A giant process camera for colour work, believed to be the world’s largest, has been installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
Costing £5000 in 1938, the camera is so large that it occupies two rooms. The ground glass screen for focusing is in one room and the rest of the camera in the other. The electrically operated Bellows run on a track wider than a standard gauge railway. The plate used is 5 ft.² and is placed in position by electricity. The camera Bellows measures 5 feet, 10 inches x 5 feet 6 inches, and can be expanded 20 feet. Even the lens weighs 25 pounds and is 8 inches long. Gravure screens used in the colour work measure 5’2″ by 4’2″ and have 150 lines to the square inch.
Credit: them before you use it

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