The Bloomberg Photo Service is looking for a weekend photo editor to be based on the London picture desk. The role consists of expediting photos for use on all Bloomberg platforms as well as receiving, edting and sending content to clients. In addition to having an excellent understanding of news, the position also requires excellent picture judgment, advanced knowledge and experience with industry standard editing tools and a thorough understanding of journalistic ethics. The position reports to the head of EMEA photos in London and is a contract role based on a 5 day week including Saturday & Sunday.
-Supporting internal platforms by fulfilling image requests and photo research for Bloomberg stories.
-Liaising with the TOP editors on photo content for all Bloomberg platforms.
-Prioritizing and updating images according to relevancy on Bloomberg platforms as news updates.
-Editing and processing incoming images to select the most relevant and newsworthy content for internal & external clients.
-Making appropriate editorial decisions on illustrative imagery on Bloomberg platforms.
-Reviewing and correcting image metadata to conform to Bloomberg guidelines.
-Researching accurate information for captions.
-Handling photographer assignment briefs.
-Gaining permissions for use on hand-out imagery & licensing imagery from third party sources.
-Monitoring the content and landing pages of Bloomberg platforms to keep the sites current, ensuring prompt elimination of any technical or content errors, or content that is out of date or no longer functional.
-Monitoring and updating the photo desk diary, assist with forward planning.
-Flag breaking news and upcoming events to assignments editor.
-Stay informed and well read on business, finance and political news.
-University degree preferred in a related field such as Photography, Journalism or Communications, Digital Media
-Excellent knowledge of image legal restrictions, licensing and permissions.
-Experience in editorial news photography.
-Fully conversant with content image management systems such as Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, ftp transmission, related software, etc. across Mac & PC platforms.
-Skilled at managing, using and creating content for social media platforms.
-Ability to maintain speed, accuracy and efficiency in fast-paced environment.
-Demonstrate strong knowledge of industry style of captioning, writing editorial cutlines for web platforms and IPTC standards.
-Strong working knowledge of global current events especially in business, finance and politics.
-Excellent writing skills, spelling and grammar.
-Foreign languages a plus, especially French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Italian etc.
-Ability to prioritize heavy workload and meet strict client deadlines in a global environment.
-Excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
-Must be highly motivated, reliable, flexible and organized.
-Available for variable shifts
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Bloomberg employs over 15,000 employees in over 192 offices around the world. It is a company that is committed to an ongoing policy of attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. All staff are treated in a non-discriminatory manner in respect of all aspects of employment.
As part of Bloomberg’s ongoing drive for diversity and inclusion Bloomberg works with a variety of organisations to source interns from a variety of backgrounds. These include (from time to time):
– Bangladesh Football Association
– Career Academies
– Kids Company
– Body + Soul
– Rugby Portobello Trust
– Blind in Business
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Internally in order to promote equal opportunities, numerous soft skill development opportunities are available on Bloomberg University (BU) to all employees. Available courses include mandatory harassment and discrimination awareness training for employees and managers, mandatory interview and hiring training for anyone involved in the recruitment process to ensure that a fair and consistent process is followed, and mandatory grievance training for all members of Bloomberg’s grievance committee. Those chosen to be Team Leaders also undertake a 15 hour ‘Leadership Fundamentals’ course, which specifically covers diversity and inclusion in a team context. These training sessions are further supported by a wealth of policies contained in Bloomberg’s Employee Resource Guide available on Bloomberg’s intranet.
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