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Job: Picture Editor – Mercury Press Manchester



Mercury Press is an international news, photo and video agency with offices in Liverpool and Manchester and a proven track record in providing creative content to media outlets worldwide.

At Mercury, our photographers and journalists fill the pages of national newspapers and their websites with top-quality stories every day, covering everything from hard breaking news to the offbeat tales that get people talking.

We are on the hunt for self-starting, eager and determined individual with an eye for a picture and a positive attitude to lead our picture desk.


If you have a ‘can do’ attitude as well as a positive, inspiring approach to managing a team of photographers, generating story ideas, sourcing content and picture editing then we want to hear from you.


Based in our Manchester office in the UK, you will need to be able to come up with the goods and lead the team in beating the competition on a daily basis with creative and fresh content.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the photo desk in an exciting, fast-paced environment so the ability to react to breaking news and events is a given.


This role primarily involves the day-to-day management and production of images to ensure our output is of the highest quality and legally sound but applicants will also be expected to implement strategies and manage the growth of the department.


They must have a proven ability to motivate and communicate with others to achieve maximum results as well as an ability to lead from the front.


You will need a full understanding of press photography within an agency environment, including editing and delivery of images but experience of video news gathering and editing would also be an advantage.

Own car and clean driving licence are essential.


If interested or wish for more information, please send a CV and covering letter to:


Unfortunately we cannot reply to every applicant so if you have not heard from us within ten working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful but happy jobhunting.

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