Marta Bescos

Freelance photo editor & producer

Level
Senior
Location
Madrid, Spain
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Skills

  • Marketing PR
  • Art Direction
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Skype
  • Bridge
  • Wordpress Basic
  • Wordpress Tumblr

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

    • Publishing
  • Picfair

    Picfair

    • Technology
  • C21Media

    C21Media

    • Events
  • Rough Guides

    Rough Guides

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Photo Editor & Producer

Marta Bescos Freelance

Feb 2016
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Freelance
  • Cover and interior design, photo research, editing. Clients include: publishers Bradt Travel Guides, DK Travel, Michelin Travel Guides, Rough Guides. Gigs as a digital picture editor and photo research for agency Quill Content. Assistance in commissioning photography globally for clients. Freelancing the production of international assignments (arts, breaking news, economy, lifestyle and sports among topics) based in my own extensive global database of top level photographers.

2017

Storyteller/ writer

Picfair

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Freelance
  • Pitching ideas & writing for themed image stories/image collections as blogs using Picfair’s fast-growing library. This involved choosing a subject, then selecting around 20 images, writing an introductory paragraph and a caption for each image on a weekly basis.

2016

Photo researcher & designer

metro.co.uk

Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photo edition & research across the different sections of the online newspaper including breaking news, entertainment, lifestyle, politics and sports. Designed compositions to support online features.

2015

Photo news editor/ International assignments producer

Demotix

Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Daily story coverage alongside the editorial and sales teams Social media outlets monitoring Global picture desks liaison - pushing content to clients using ftps. Update the website with textual, image, and video content Photographer and Media partners relations management Verify photographic submissions Edition of digital submissions of different nature across multiple platforms Route selected images and stories to News Desk, Sales and other internal parties New talent sourcing Working with photographers on specific features. Editorial and Commercial Assignment events. Art direction. Monitor and develop interns’ skillset Assignments management and production for all media clients

2014

Senior photo editor

Rough Guides

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Commissioning photography & shoot production. Research images for use across the Rough Guides Travel book series both print and digital. In charge of the Photo research and edition of the Website - Galleries section - Special collaboration with Rough Guides reference department, Vintage London book Working collaboratively with editors and authors (both in house and external freelances). Negotiating fees with photo libraries, ordering images, and clearing rights Colour managing and editing images using Photoshop Lay-out design using InDesign Managing budgets, raising purchase orders and processing invoices

2012

Marketing & production assistant

Alpha-Ville Festival

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Volunteering. Generally assisting the marketing department, managing box office, stewarding and acting as an ambassador for the festival.

2012

Picture Research Assistant

Dorling Kindersley

Feb 2010 - Aug 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working on all aspects of picture research including setting up shoots, managing budgets and clearing rights. Researching images for more than 50 titles within the Travel theme both for back titles (revision) and front titles (new titles)

2010

Database administrator

C21Media

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Maintenance the database of the company C21, a digital publisher that provides the international entertainment community with daily news and analysis through a variety of online, print and live products and services.

2010

Gallery manager

Rockarchive

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Part Time
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the gallery including customer sales of limited edition rock and roll photographic prints

2012

Freelance PR Consultant & Photo Library Assistant

London Festival of Photography

Apr 2009 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - April 2009/ June 2009 (Photo Library Assistant) - Promotion of the London Festival of Photography June 2012 (Volunteering PR Consultant Spain).

2009

Photo archivist/ researcher

YOUTH CLUB

Jan 2009 - Oct 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

2007

Audiovisual archivist

Ciberneto

Apr 2007 - Sep 2007
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Internship
  • Tasks of intellectual property information management, storage, maintenance and retrieval of musical and audiovisuals documents. Its covers the ability to locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information of the own data base system and of the electronic archive.

2007

Photographic archivist

Araldo di Luca

Sep 2006 - May 2007
  • Italy
  • Internship
  • Digital restoration, storage, maintenance of the electronic catalogue and digitalization of one of the most important photographic Primoli collection (1930-1940) and of the EUR1942 exhibition.

2006

News content researcher

El Pais

Jan 2005 - Apr 2006
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Internship
  • • Cataloguing of articles published on the journal. • Classification, indexing, information retrieval and information management is amongst topics covered in depth. • Research of the news or photos already published in the journal

Education

2018

Graphic Design, Master

Aula Creactiva

Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
  • Madrid, Spain

2017

Postgraduate diploma in International cooperation and cultural management

Universitat de Barcelona

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Barcelona, Spain

2014

Diploma in Art Direction for Fashion

Central Saint Martins (UAL)

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom

2008

Diploma in Picture Research Skills

London School of Publishing

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
  • London, United Kingdom