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Ian Bartholomew

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPicture Researcher - Picture Editor

About me

With 20 years experience working on a variety of picture desks within the media industry I have developed excellent commissioning, negotiating, and picture researching skills combined with the ability to work to tight deadlines, within budget, in a stressful environment.

Skills

  • Picture Editing
  • Picture Researcher
  • Commissioning Photographers
  • CMS
  • Art Direction
  • Budget Manage
  • Photoshop Skills

Work history

Currently

Picture Researcher

Ericsson/Red Bee media

Jul 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing images from PR websites and agents for images to illustrate TV shows on Discovery and National Geographic channels. I also head the team for building a database of celebrity images for client usage. This involved designing a style guide for the images, liaising with the most suitable picture libraries, and training staff in the process.

2011

Family Room Specialist

Apple

Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I started off selling Macs and Apple Products to customers and then got promoted to mobile device repairs and problem solving. From there I started training members of the public on how to use their Macs or iPhone/Ipad.

2010

Picture Editor

Autotrader

Jun 2009 - Apr 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Sourcing images for the Autotrader website to illustrate stories being written by editors and topical photo galleries.

2009

Picture Editor

Which? Magazine

Jun 2005 - May 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing images for a series of magazines under the Which? umbrella through either picture libraries and agencies, or commissioning photographers (around 30 commissions per month). I regularly sourced new picture libraries and negotiated very competitive rates with them as I was responsible for the images budget in excess of £120k p/a.

2005

Picture Researcher

Sky

Apr 2005 - Jun 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Sourcing a database of celebrity images to be used on one of the Sky TV channels. I also covered annual leave for members of staff, sourcing images for the Sky website.

2005

Picture Editor

Associated New Media

Sep 2004 - Mar 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Maternity cover contract, sourcing images for the Daily Mail and This Is Money websites. Liaising with writers to source the most appropriate images to illustrate their stories, and watching the live feeds for images of breaking stories.

2004

Picture Researcher

Teletext

Nov 2000 - Sep 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing images for the Teletext digital TV platform. This involved liaising with writers in all fields of the company from news and sport to entertainment and cinema.

2000

Picture Publicist

BBC

Aug 1999 - May 2000
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Commissioning photographers to shoot publicity images during production of TV shows and in studio.

1999

Digital Production Artist

The Independent

Jun 1997 - Aug 1999
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Scanning and retouching images in Photoshop for use in The Independent newspaper, and its supplement.

Education

1997

BSc (Hons) Photographic and Electronic Imaging Sciences

University Of Westminster

Sep 1994 - Jun 1997
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Studying the science and the art of photography, including digital photography, Photoshop, scanning, and printing.

1994

HND Photography

Carmarthenshire College Of Technology And Art

Sep 1992 - Jul 1994
  • United Kingdom
  • Photography and its use within the design industry