Senior Picture Researcher, OK! Magazine (Maternity cover)

Reach plc
City of London, London, England
£Competitive salary + company benefits
21 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Picture Researcher, OK! Magazine (Maternity cover)

OK! Magazine has an opening for a Senior Picture Researcher to join us on a part time, maternity cover basis. Reporting to our Picture Editor, we are looking for an experienced candidate within a similar role who can 'hit the ground running'.

Based in our Lower Thames street office, this role will be initially for a 6 month, part time contract (3 days a week).

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazine and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Picture Editor and working closely with the Art Desk, Editorial and Online teams you will be responsible for finding and buying in exclusive photoshoots and news stories, researching archive material to illustrate features and will occasionally be required to produce your own photoshoots.

Other duties will include:

  • Negotiate rights and fees for the content they are finding, with a view to keeping costs down and report fees to accounts
  • Some admin. duties as required.
  • Some flexibility may be required for deadline as stories develop.

The Ideal Candidate
  • We are ideally looking for a candidates who has several years' experience of picture desks, has strong contacts throughout the industry and a good knowledge of celebrities.
  • A good working knowledge of photography, while not essential, would be a significant advantage.
  • A thorough understanding of transferring, storing and managing image files in various formats is essential.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries and annual leave entitlement, and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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