20 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Director of Photography
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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We are looking for a Deputy Picture Editor to join our team at ELLE. You will be responsible for all aspects of imagery for ELLE including sending fashion merch and beauty product out to be shot, photographic commissions, sourcing locations and studios and ensuring the smooth running of the Picture Desk.
Key Responsibilities
• To source in collaboration with the Picture Director, all research imagery, ensuring it's within the ELLE house style and brings the best images in to the magazine.
• To establish and maintain good relationships with all contributors, agencies and team members
• To attend regular meetings with the Art and Features departments to discuss features in depth and decide on the visual treatment. i.e. picture research, photographic shoot or illustration.
• To provide all photographers/agencies/illustrators with a detailed brief (written or verbal). A comprehensive written brief should be sent to features photographers once approved by the Art Director and Picture Director
• To work with the Picture Director in co-ordinating shoots from start to finish. i.e. liaise with all relevant parties, book locations/studios, arrange transport, delivery of props etc.
• To send commissioning forms via the online Concur system and establish copyright. Check and sign invoices and process in the correct way
• To ensure that picture deadlines are always met
• To maintain an organised and accessible filing system for all photographic material by feature/issue. To maintain excellent documentation on all pictures received and returned
• To ensure pictures are ready within specific deadlines with all picture credits correctly indicated
• To maintain Picture Credits and manage budget
• Building strong relationships with photographers while also scouting for new talent
• Working with the international teams on their syndication
• Uploading the monthly issue to the International Hearst Network
About You
• Ability to establish and maintain good relations with picture agencies, contributors, the despatch department and own team
• Proven experience in production
• Strong picture research skills and excellent creative eye
• Proven experience in liaising with picture agencies to establish the brief and research their libraries
• Strong negotiation skills

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