Job: Account Executive – StockFood / living4media – London

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 Deadline for applications: Midnight 5 February, 2015.

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

↑ 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


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 a week?’

Answers on an email to – 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

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

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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.’
Full details and to apply

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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.
Full details and to apply

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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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