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Magazine Picture Editor Job-UK

Closing date: 10/10/08

Job title: Picture editor

Publication/web site title: Auto Trader

Full details: The successful candidate will hold responsibility for the sourcing, management, editing and publishing of all still, moving and video image assets.

They will also establish new standards in the Trader Media Group’s use of images for Autotrader.co.uk, to match the company’s stated brand aspiration to be the number one choice for motorists and our offering “the World of Cars Made Easy”.

The picture editor will report to the web editor, digital – consumer.

Key relationships

  • Web editor
  • Editorial writers
  • Head of creative (marketing)
  • Creative team etc.

Key accountabilities:

  • Produce and agree an image strategy for the business, supported (for its delivery) by an image plan
  • Achieve the highest editorial standards in the use of images/video for Autotrader.co.uk to ensure maximum synergy with the written content and other visual elements of the website. A key element of which is the creation and application image standards
  • Source appropriate images using established picture libraries and archives, (both public and commercial), general and specialist libraries, museums and galleries, in-house and organisational resources, and through use of personal contacts and knowledge of the job
  • Ensure appropriate copyright clearance (and any other relevant licensing arrangements) is gained for the use of all images

Key responsibilities:
Image strategy

  • Champion images (including video and other moving images) within the web editorial team and across the business
  • Create an image strategy
  • Create and deliver an image plan aligned the image strategy

Editorial standards

  • Create editorial standards
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to establish a visual brief for any project (to includes details of the image needed, the format, the target audience and the budget available)
  • Edit photos/videos and affix them to news stories

Image sourcing

  • Build, maintain and manage an image resource (library) of images/video to likely (but not exclusively) include an archive of images and links to Getty, PA photos, other relevant external sources. This includes sourcing appropriate images as required by commission or other means
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with image providers
  • Commission photographers to create new images as required
  • Negotiate the fee for using the image

Image resource

  • Build a resource

Licensing and copyright

  • Gain copyright clearance and any other relevant licensing agreed to ensure

Essential skills and experience

  • Two years’ experience as a picture editor/researcher
  • Enthusiasm for automotive
  • Creative flair
  • Photoshop knowledge/experience to include
    - photo manipulation skills or/and a good solid understanding of
    - A good understanding of page constraints/weights
    - A solid understanding of colour modes and formats
    - Clear knowledge of image sizing, resolution and quality levels
    - Basic understanding of re-touching, spotting and cleaning
    - Good knowledge of profiles, colour adjustment and curves/levels

Preferred skills and experience

  • One to two years’ experience of the automotive sector
  • Intermediate photography skills, keen photographer

Apply to:

Human Resources
Auto Trader
Trader Media Group
Unit 15
Thatcham Business Village
Colthrop Lane
RG19 4LW

Telephone: 01635 588560

Fax: 01635 588561

Web site: http://www.autotrader.co.uk

Email: hrhub@tradermedia.co.uk

by JR, (John Watts-Robertson). at 2008-09-15 15:50:12 UTC (ed. Sep 15 2008 ) northants, ETA 5 minutes , United Kingdom | Bookmark | | Report spam→

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