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Job: Deputy Picture Editor / Corporate Photography Account Manager – SWNS

NB: Position Filled

The role:
We’re looking for an ambitious, quick thinking picture person to join the team of photo editors at SWNS.As well as helping deliver our photo news wire the chosen candidate will have a special responsibility for managing our corporate photography service.
We’re looking for an all rounder who understands news photography, has the skills to write clear captions, is comfortable briefing photographers, and can license and sell pictures.
Based in the Sunday Times Best Place to Live winning city, Bristol, this job will put you right in the centre of news photography in the UK.
The role involves dealing with breaking news, in depth projects and long term customers while working in an office where the phone never stops ringing.
We will consider applications from people with all levels of experience but you’ll need to show a good knowledge of photography and an aptitude for computer systems.

The specifics:
¬†You’ll need many skills to be effective in this role not least a can do attitude. The things you’ll be doing on a daily basis will include:
Spotting news picture opportunities for the national press.
Giving photographers guidance on assignments.
Writing picture captions which are unambiguous and concise.
Editing sets of pictures.
Distributing pictures via multiple methods.
Answering emails promptly and politely.
Managing the input of content to our platform
Licensing pictures and negotiating prices with a wide range of publishers.
Building strong relationships with our corporate customers.

About us:
SWNS is the UK’s national regional news agency – creating and distributing amazing news content which drives huge audiences across print, digital and social for the world’s biggest publishers.
On a daily basis SWNS produces a newswire service comprising over 100 original pieces of copy and 1000 photographs and videos. This newswire provides one of the single largest sources of content for the major news publishers in the UK, US and beyond
Our long history has made us a respected and trusted provider of breaking news, real-life content, breathtaking imagery and outsourced editorial services.
We also provide a low cost, high quality corporate photography service on a nationwide basis. Utilising our 20 staff photographers and trusted freelancers we are the chosen photography company for a number of high profile brands and organisations.

NB: Position Filled

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