Job: Digital Marketing Manager – Robert Harding World Imagery

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Digital Marketing Manager

robertharding.com is a leading creator of digital content and we are looking for a new member of our team to help drive our sales globally. This would be a great position for someone who has begun their career in marketing and is looking for a fresh challenge.

Duties include ;
– Devising strategies to drive online traffic and sales to the robertharding.com website utilising the full marketing mix.
– Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
– Managing the social media strategy for the company.
– Uploading marketing material to online internet groups and social media sites.
– Engaging with customers through the use of social media.
– Continuous research into new relevant social media channels.
– Responsible for the Marketing calendar

Requirements for the role;
Degree in Marketing would be an advantage as would CIM qualification.
Previous experience in a similar role preferred but not essential
Previous experience in Sales preferred but not essential
Effective Project Management skills
Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts strategy and best practice.
Ability to use spreadsheets to analyse data and spot trends.
Understanding of customer segmentation.
Passionate and results driven individual.

You will be based in our very modern office in Maidenhead but some work may by arrangement be done from outside the office. Salary ( tba )

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to robert@robertharding.com

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Job: Picture Editor – The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Spotted this on the News UK site:

Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine is seeking a Picture Editor. The role involves commissioning and organising shoots around the world; picture researching sometimes obscure destinations; managing tight budgets (and deadlines); negotiating with agents, libraries and travel companies; generating ideas and thinking creatively across the brand; and working closely with the art director and editor to create a strong visual identity for the magazine.

Closing Date: 25th November

Full details and to apply here

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Job: Sales and Licensing Assistant – Barcroft Media – London

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Position: Sales and Licensing Assistant

Description: International content company Barcroft Media are recruiting for a Sales and Licensing Assistant to join the team in their London office

Barcroft Media supply editorial content to newspapers, websites and broadcasters in the UK and around the world. In addition to our photographic and words content, we make television shows and ready-for-broadcast video content. Our flagship YouTube channel Barcroft TV boasts over 600 million views.

Working out of our fast-paced London bureau, this is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, bright and outgoing person seeking to enhance their career within the sales environment of an exciting company. The successful candidate will build relationships with current and future clients and maximise revenue opportunities in addition to supporting the licensing team with incoming enquiries, fee negotiation, administration and daily procedural needs.

Key Roles & responsibilities:
Identify and secure new clients and business opportunities for our pictures, words and video content
Maintain vocal client relationships on a day to day basis, increasing sales and revenue
Manage daily outgoing alerts that notify all of our clients to new content
Represent the company and the sales team in person at regular client meetings
Support the line manager with error-free administration and daily documentation

Ideal candidates will:
Possess an excellent telephone manner and enjoy creating and maintaining relationships
Be highly organised and detail focused
Be a team player and possess a positive attitude with a strong desire to learn and develop
Possess the necessary initiative and drive to succeed in a pressurised environment to achieve both individual and company objectives

Applicants must have at least one year’s experience working within a content / stock agency or similar environment.

To apply please send your CV to: jobs@barcroftmedia.com

PLEASE NOTE – NO PHONE CALLS

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Job: Front Desk – Magnum Office – London

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Front Desk

Based in Magnum’s London office, the successful candidate will provide a polite, confident and efficient introduction to those phoning or visiting Magnum’s London office; managing couriers, post and print traffic, welcoming visitors and providing administrative support to the team as needed.

The successful candidate will have receptionist and general office skills. You will be a strong communicator both verbally and written, organised, proactive, a team player, willing to lend a hand where needed and have exceptional attention to detail.
Please send a CV and cover letter to Chelsea Jacob london@magnumphotos.com

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Job: Senior Picture Researcher – The Times – London

Spotted this on the News UK site:

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Senior picture researcher, features

‘The Times is looking for a senior picture researcher to work across The Times daily, weekly and special features supplements. The Times picture department is made up of professional, energetic and highly creative journalists who work across all sections and publishing platforms to visually enhance our journalism.’

‘The Times senior features picture researcher supports the features picture editor to create compelling picture packages and build strong relationships with section editors and designers.’

Full details and to apply here

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Job: Account Executive – Robert Harding World Imagery

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Robert Harding World Imagery are looking for an experienced Account Executive who will be responsible for successfully generating new business opportunities plus building and maintaining ongoing client relationships.

The Account Executive will work together with other departments within the organisation to ensure that their individual accounts run smoothly from both a technical and administrative perspective.

The role requires proven sales skills with product expertise and creative thinking / problem solving skills, along with experience managing time scales, working to plan, and achieving results.

Responsibilities/Tasks
• Successfully meet and exceed monthly sales targets through a combination of proactive telesales and client visits
• Build, maintain and optimise professional relationships from an existing client base
• Extract key information to understand client business needs to deliver appropriate solutions to maximise sales
• Review and identify opportunities for new business development
• Provide detailed reporting on account activity as requested

What you will need:
• Proven successful business development experience essential
• Proven successful account management experience essential
• Experience of working to targets and deadlines essential
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Highly organised, flexible and positive “can-do attitude”
• Self-motivated and driven to succeed, with the ability to work unsupervised and within a team to achieve both individual and company objectives
• Excellent attention to detail
• Industry-related experience very advantageous

Salary and bonus scheme based upon experience

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to robert@robertharding.com
Closing date 18th November 2014

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Job: Picture Editor/Researcher – Loaded magazine London, needs to be filled asap

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Relaunched, legendary men’s magazine Loaded is seeking a:
Picture Editor/Researcher on a part-time/freelance basis.
London (Central) Salary: Competitive.

• National magazine/newspaper experience required, with a full contacts book.
• You will be working alongside Director of Photography for the magazine, Dave Hogan.
• Passionate, imaginative and resourceful picture research is a must, plus negotiation skills and knowledge of InDesign, picture licensing and legalities are required.

This position needs to be filled asap. To apply please send a one page CV to aarontinney@loaded.co.uk, lianicholls@loaded.co.uk

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Job: Photo Syndication Sales Executive – Newspaper group – London

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News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart. Our newspapers and associated websites are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.

News UK is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry.
If you want to work for one of the world’s most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.

We are seeking a Syndication Sales Executive (for a 15 month contract) who will work with existing and new customers in licensing content across the world. You will be required to demonstrate thorough knowledge of our content , a clear understanding of the licensing of content and the ability to build and develop relationships with editorial teams and contributors enabling you to identify and drive new sales opportunities.

Key Tasks / Result Areas
• Drive monthly sales to achieve/exceed personal targets and in support of the overall revenue targets. Ensure you are aware of the value of each sale by having a good understanding of our royalty commitments and any cost of sale
• Ensure all customer inquiries/opportunities are dealt with promptly and efficiently
• Maintain up to date knowledge of all systems used by the Syndication team and input to the development roadmap of ‘local systems’ e.g. CRM, ecommerce & Profile websites
• Create opportunities to develop new sales/contract opportunities with customers by presenting our products and services to them
• Develop creative new ‘content packages’/services for sale
• Ensure your customers receive daily mail shots (as appropriate) and have access to view relevant collections via our e-Commerce platforms
• Develop a good working knowledge of syndication contracts, including agent agreements, and any exclusivity offered which needs to observed
• Develop strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders e.g. Contributors, Editorial departments, etc
• Ensure full compliance with CRM processes and input all sales leads, opportunities and associated outcomes in real-time
• Follow up with lapsed customers to understand their requirements with a view to re-establishing a business relationship
• Assist with the development and implementation of marketing strategies to existing and new customers to drive sales opportunities
• Clear rights with contributors where the rights status is unclear or they are not yet signed up to syndicate
• Liaise with Editorial departments to establish content rights and clearance
• Have an excellent understanding of your sector/territories and continually look for opportunities to extend the scope of News Syndication and increase its customer base
• Work with and provide direction to Sales Support team in support of meeting our customers requirements
• Determine annual sales strategy for your sector and input to overall department sales strategy
• Participate in sales/creative meetings to share customer experiences and content information/opportunities
• Be involved in the planning process and exhibiting at trade shows to maximise the effectiveness

Key Skills
• Proven prospecting, negotiation and closing skills
• Excellent understanding of the sales cycle, including personal and departmental performance against targets
• Strong understanding of copyright and content licensing
• Read trade press, quality press and relevant information to maintain up to date knowledge for the media and syndication marketplace.

Please send CV & covering letter to Darren Hendry: Darren@newssyndication.com

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Job: Full-time Account Executive / Sales Person for Natural History Picture Library

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Ardea is one of the UK’s leading Natural History picture libraries and has been supplying the publishing, media and design industries with high quality images of wildlife, pets and the environment for over forty years. We are looking to grow the client facing team in line with plans to develop the business over the next few years. Consequently, we are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable new member of staff to join our sales team.

Responsibilities will include:
• Pro-active development of business with new and existing clients via telephone, email and face to face visits.
• Online picture research from the large collection of images already scanned and available through the website.
• Prioritising picture requests so that all deadlines are met comfortably.
• Regular contact with clients in order to check on project progress and to maintain good long term working relationships with clients.
• Negotiation of picture usage fees with a broad range of clients.
• Liaising with photographers regarding rights and general queries

Skills and qualifications ideally required
• Excellent communication and telephone skills.
• A good eye for detail.
• A keen interest in and knowledge of natural history.
• Broad general knowledge.
• Proven administrative experience and computer literacy.
• Proven ability to prioritise work.
• Education to degree level, ideally in a natural history related subject.
• Foreign language skills would be advantageous, but not essential.
• Prior experience working in a picture library.
• Experience with merchandising clients especially in the areas of greetings cards and calendars.

Or by post to:
Paul Brown
Ardea
59 Tranquil Vale
London
SE3 0BS

Deadline: Friday 17th October 2014

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Job: Sales Executive – Maternity Cover (6 Month) – Illustration stock agency London

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Sales Executive – Maternity Cover (Fixed Term 6 Month Contract)

Ikon Images is an exciting new boutique stock agency specialising in the very best of contemporary illustration. Based in the creative district around Charlotte Street in the heart of London’s West End, our portfolio includes numerous award-winning artists, highly sought after for their commercial work and many offering their images for licensing for the very first time.

Role

A highly proactive role involving all aspects of initiating, developing and servicing direct sales to a wide range of UK based publishing, advertising and design companies.

Responsibilities

• Planning and executing an agreed program of marketing activities. Related budgeting, scheduling and reporting
• Identifying prospects and proactive calling to introduce Ikon Images content and services
• Developing opportunities for face to face meetings with potential customers and key accounts
• Following up on customer registrations, lightboxes and downloads.
• Development and maintenance of client database
• Negotiation of usage fees on individual image sales as well as the development and negotiation of price deals with key accounts
• Maintain and update aspects of the ikon-images.com site, communicate new content news and develop social media opportunities

Experience

• At least one year outbound/inbound sales experience in a stock photo agency, media or creative environment
• Strong customer service skills with a track record of engaging with customers and converting sales leads into new business
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

We are offering a good basic plus generous commission with expected earnings in excess of £32,000 per annum. Commission is uncapped so there’s the potential for the right person to earn considerably more.

***This position has been filled | This position has been filled ***

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Job: Digital Art Director / Creative – Ad Agency, Soho London – up to £40k

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Digital Art Director / Creative | Full Time | Salary: Up to £40K pa, depending on experience

‘This is a very exciting and rare opportunity for a Digital Art Director / Creative to join this well-known and incredibly sort after advertising agency, based in Soho.
My client is one of the top agency’s in the world and wins many award. They work across a very broad spectrum of mediums, including TV, press, outdoor, DM, digital and social media. You name it they do it! They are now looking for an energetic and equally passionate conceptual Digital Art Director / Creative to join their team, pairing with an existing Copywriter.
To be the right candidate you’ll live and breathe digital and have a portfolio demonstrating your creative conceptual capabilities. You’ll also have worked in leading digital agencies and have a strong understanding of emerging technologies.
In terms of personality fit, you’ll be enthusiastic, ambitious and want to work at one of the world’s most prestigious agencies.’
Apply at createselect here

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Job: Photo Editor – London Photo Desk – Associated Press

The closing date is 3rd October 2014 | The closing date is 3rd October 2014
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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 aptn_jobs@ap.org  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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Extended Deadline: Celebrity Fashion Keyworder – £18k – Rex Features London

*** this job closed Friday 24th October ***

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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.

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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Job: Account Executive – Bridgeman Images London

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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.

Context
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

 
Skills/Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications

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

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock – London

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock London

Premium Rights-Managed image library Gallery Stock are seeking an experienced Italian speaking Account Manager to join this agency’s talented commercial team in London and sell from London into the Italian market.
The successful application will be a self motivated, organised and detail oriented sales professional with an existing database of active image buying clients in Italy across all client segments: corporate, agency, editorial and media.

The Account Manager is the daily liaison for Italian clients and must generate revenue by understanding how this agency’s portfolio can provide them with creative image solutions.
This is sales role and the Account Manager must be comfortable with aggressive monthly sales targets and finding new contacts within Italy.

The Role:
This position focuses on selling Rights Managed, premium stock content.
• Must be comfortable with high touch sales, managing special relationships with established photographers • who require a connection before a sale can be made.
• Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about closing deals on hi-touch, unreleased images that require negotiation with models and model agencies.
• Accountable for driving revenue by meeting or exceeding monthly and quarterly sales targets by growing accounts and/or transactional servicing with a focus on relationship based selling.
• Execute custom photo research for clients, prepare lightboxes and make outbound telephone sales calls to existing accounts to follow up on specific projects.
• Pitch new and incoming content to existing client base.
• Offer quick, flexible, and friendly customer service to a variety of clients on tight deadlines.
• An understanding of a variety of customer segments is vital: magazines, broadcast, digital media, books, and more.
• An understanding of the value of a high-end product is crucial.

Requirements:
• Minimum of two years outbound/inbound sales or account management experience – specifically in the photo stock syndication arena.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Knowledge/use of Customer Relationship Management systems preferred
• Basic computer literacy (Internet, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, etc.)
• Fluency in written and spoken italian

Gallery Stock has a genuine passion for visual media and is dedicated to maintaining a standard of aesthetic and technical excellence. If you are passionate about great photography as well as passionate about selling it, then this could be the role for you.
There is a good salary and commission package on offer for the right candidate and the opportunity to get involved in an exciting and creative agency with career potential.

Email Cv to: stewart@gallerystock.com
Gallery Stock is a premium Rights-Managed image library offering creative content from some of the most distinguished and celebrated photographers in the world. www.gallerystock.com

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