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

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.
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Job: News Picture Researcher – Mirror Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:

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.’
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Job: Sports Picture Researcher – Mirror Football – Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:
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.
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Job: Overnight Picture Researcher – Mirror Online

spotted on the Trinity Mirror jobs pages:
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. 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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1 year on: Photo agencies on Twitter – Magnum leads with 636k followers – see others

In January 2014 we published a selection of agency Twitter follower numbers – here’s how they stood then:
Jan 29 2014 – Photo agency Magnum have reached the half a million followers mark on Twitter – by comparison Getty Images have 67K followers, Corbis 16k, VII 22k, Reuters Pictures 70k …and iStockphoto 47k. Our own Twitter followers stood at at 500 followers @PANupdate

One year on and Magnum are still miles ahead at 636K followers, Getty Images have 416K, Corbis 24.6K, VII 78K, Reuters Pictures 105K, iStock 93K.

New on our Twitter watch are Shutterstock at 321K, Agency VU 14.2K, Dreamstime 22.6K


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Job: Picture researcher – across Stylist and ShortList magazines – London

spotted on the Shortlist Media site

Shortlist Media – publisher of the UK’s most popular ‘freemium’ magazines Stylist and ShortList – is looking for a highly organised Picture Researcher to join its award-winning editorial teams. This is a newly created role working across both titles, with a predominant focus on handling picture rights and syndication for their respective international editions.
Approximately 60% of your time will be spent on the Stylist magazine picture desk, while the remainder will be spent working with ShortList.
Full details and to apply here

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Job: Sport picture editor – The Times – London

spotted on the NewsUK careers site:
The Times is looking for a sport picture editor to join its award-winning sport team, working across all publishing platforms. As sport picture editor of The Times, you will be responsible for creating outstanding picture packages for the paper, tablet, smartphone and web. You will have strong contacts within the industry and you will have experience of managing a budget. You will also be required to build working relationships with the editing team, photographers and agencies, while inspiring a team of designers to deliver visually compelling editions on all platforms.
Full details and to apply here

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Report: Bizarre Magazine closes – the ex photo editor pays homage

biz-cover treeman-1 reader Tom Broadbent picks up the story on his Blog:
‘I received the news yesterday that Bizarre magazine is closing after the next issue. Remarkably it has been running for 18 years, I spent seven years there as picture editor ( from 2004-2011) and it was an amazing experience. Not only because of the content that we covered, that was something else for sure. But perhaps more importantly because of the team of dedicated journalists, designers, photographers and editors that pushed out what felt like a groundbreaking issue every month, without fail.’
Here: Bizarre magazine closes

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Go See: Year in Focus 2014 – Getty Images Gallery London until 11 February

Getty Images has launch of a retrospective exhibition, Year in Focus 2014 – ’60 of the defining images that encapsulate the global news agenda and events of 2014′.

They say: ‘In 2014, Getty Images’ award-winning photographers 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. Year in Focus 2014 captures the best of the best, showcasing 2014’s most important moments in the world of news, sport, entertainment and archive anniversaries and obituaries.’
Featured are powerful news images from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Air Malaysia’s passenger jet crash, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the Hong Kong protests. Stunning moments from the Cannes Film Festival, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup are showcased, alongside poignant imagery remembering the life of comedian Robin Williams and the Fall of the Berlin Wall on its 25th anniversary.’

• Visit: Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street W1W 8DX – 22 January to 11 February – Opening hours are from 10.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, 12.00 to 5.30pm Saturday.
• View: If you are not in London here is a selection of the imagery on display

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Pond5 releases 75,000 Public Domain media clips – ‘specifically for media makers’

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Royalty-free video footage platform Pond5 have launch their new look website which includes a new offering to mdia buyers ..Public Domain Project, ‘the first library of free public domain content designed specifically for media makers.’ The initial collection includes 10,000 video clips, 65,000 photos, thousands of sound recordings, and hundreds of 3D models.

Full details and links on our site

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Watch: Visa pour l’image ­- The film

Visa pour l’image Perpignan runs August 29 to September 13 this year …if you need your Visa fix now, watch this latest release from the organisers above.

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