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Picture Researcher & Commissioner

Picture Researcher & Commissioner

Culture Trip

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract: Full Time
  • Applications close: 27 March 2017
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Posted on 27 February 2017

Picture Researcher & Commissioner at Culture Trip

Culture Trip is one of the internet’s fastest-growing media/tech start-ups, attracting 4 million monthly readers and 1 million social media followers. We operate in over 100 countries around the world and we have major offices in London, NYC and Tel Aviv.
We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers and photographers. We won UK Website of the Year Award for Arts & Culture (2014) and were recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing British businesses to watch in 2017. Culture Trip has already attracted a strong base of writers and contributors, a top team of engineers in Tel Aviv and has two senior Google executives on its Board – Dr Nelson Mattos and Yariv Adan. The company is now backed by heavyweight backers in US and Europe, is set for explosive growth and going through a major recruitment drive for its editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is bold: we aim to create the world’s largest media company, powered by a global community and cutting-edge technology.

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced professional based in our London office to remotely recruit and manage a group of photographers in various cities and countries (hubs). As a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, you should have a desire to make a real impact on how millions of locals and visitors experience their cities. Your aim will be to help build up our resources of digital image assets for our Digital Asset Management (DAM) library.

You should be a confident and extremely diligent manager with the demonstrated ability to create and improve structures and processes. You must have a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility, and be an enthusiastic and collaborative team player. We offer an independent and dynamic working environment with plenty of potential to make an impact, and the opportunity to develop exciting content in cooperation with our four departments: editorial, social media, commercial and tech.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Central London

Start Date: ASAP

Recruit and manage a roster of freelance photographers across the world.
Work to find and build a community of amateur and professional photographers to contribute to our Digital Asset Management (DAM) library.
Identify content gaps and work strategically to fill them
You will work with content across the following genres: travel, food, fashion, art, design, film, literature, music, real estate & architecture, sports, tech & entrepreneurship, and health & wellness.
Oversee the output of the photographers you manage, paying careful attention to issues related to both quality and quantity of content.
Work closely with our social media community managers to source great assets from the thousands of contributors who interact with us on our social media channels (Instagram, in particular).
Work with the Visual Content team to ensure we maximise the use of quality imagery across the social and editorial teams
You will need to evaluate and revise systems under pressing deadlines

At least 2 years’ managerial experience in media and/or publishing as a Picture Researcher, or similar
Superb management, organizational and people skills are an absolute must.
Previous community and/or remote management experience is a strong asset.
Strong eye for compelling visuals and ideas for content across a selection of locations and interests.
Experience in the negotiating and securing of assets from multiple sources including photographers, videographers, agencies, and other sources such as Instagram and Flickr
Excellent knowledge of and experience working with visual formats
Strong understanding of copyright and content licensing laws and IP rights associated with digital assets
Outstanding knowledge of photo editing software such as Photoshop would be beneficial
Aptitude for web analytics is desirable, including experience with Google Analytics or other related software

Passion for culture, travel, food, art, lifestyle.
You need a self-starting attitude and to be confident interacting with writers, photographers and potential partners, both in person and over the phone or Skype.
You need to be an enthusiastic and dynamic yet collaborative team player with a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility.
You should be comfortable working within a global company and liaising across different time zones.

How to Apply

Email us on, attaching your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role. Please also state your current salary and notice period. Please note we will not be considering incomplete applications. Make sure you include ‘Picture Researcher & Commissioner’ in the subject line of your email.

We’re accepting applications until 28 March 2017, and would like the successful candidate to start ASAP.