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Picture Researcher

Picture Researcher

Culture Trip

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

Picture Researcher 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’re looking for a dynamic, diligent Picture Researcher with a keen eye for beautiful images and irresistible video. In this role, you will work on the exciting content produced by our city editors across the world, working closely with the ‘hubs’ team that manages them in our London office to provide high-quality visual content to add to their articles and videos. Being involved in curating the best possible images, you will be instrumental in the development of Culture Trip’s visual language across the website.

Location: Central London

Salary: Competitive

Starting date: ASAP


Source compelling imagery for Culture Trip’s articles, videos, newsletters and social media
Work closely with the hub management team and service the day-to-day image needs of our city editors
Develop and manage relationships with licensed image providers
Develop and manage relationships with external photographers and liaise with them on image use
Liaise with featured organizations on image use
Source images from a variety of creative commons sources
Work with images from across the following verticals: travel, food, fashion, art, design, film, books, music, real estate & architecture, sports, tech & entrepreneurship, health & wellness
Perform edits on images where necessary
Assist in the creation of ready-made image templates for certain types of articles or social media posts
Continuously manage the current selection of images on the site and ensure it adheres to the website’s stylistic standards

1-2 years of experience of Picture Research experience at a digital publication
Strong familiarity with the laws around creative commons image use and copyright
Ability to source images quickly and efficiently via a number of platforms
Proven track record of working with licensed image providers (such as e.g. Shutterstock)
A keen eye for compelling, inspiring images and an awareness of how they contribute to the overall success of a piece of content
Experience with image-based social media channels, such as Pinterest and Instagram
Ability to source beautiful images covering a variety of genres, interests, styles and locations
Excellent command of Photoshop and other image-editing software
Familiarity with WordPress is essential
Previous experience of working with DAM systems preferred
Ability to work quickly under pressure and to tight deadlines
Excellent communicator, ensuring a smooth flow between the editorial and visual team.
You need a self-starting attitude and to be confident interacting with team members and potential partners, including photographers, 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

How to Apply

Email us on, attaching your CV and a brief cover letter stating your notice period and current salary. Please note we will not be considering incomplete applications. Make sure you include ‘Junior Picture Researcher’ in the subject line of your email.

We’re accepting applications until 27 March 2017, and would like the successful candidate to start ASAP.