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News Shifter

Job Title
News Shifter
Contract type
Freelance
Hours
10am – 9pm (with a one-hour unpaid lunch break) every other Sunday
Location
Working from home
Salary
£15 per hour
Reporting to
Head of News

Alamy sells stock images. We have developed a fast and simple online experience for the millions of visitors to our site each month. Our valued customers and contributors need access to our site 24/7 to buy or submit images – we have a collection of over 100 million and counting!

Alamy Live News is a fast-paced, fast-growing provider of live news images to the international media. Our images are supplied by photographers & agencies from around the world and our clients are well-established newspapers & corporations.

The Role

We’re looking for someone to cover 26 Sunday shifts (every other week; working from home) running the Alamy Live News feed.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring that Alamy’s news picture operation is maintained to the highest standard, with tasks including:

  • Ensuring the quality of pictures on Alamy’s news feed
  • Maintaining the quality of captions and headlines (editing captions and headlines where appropriate)
  • Sending the correct images to customers based on their needs and requirements
  • Responding quickly to phone calls and emails with a high quality response
  • Managing the inbox and efficiently dealing with all emails
  • Responding quickly to breaking live news events

How exciting would it be to see the images you have been responsible for overseeing used as part of a big news story?

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Is confident working alone and as part of a team
  • Has an interest in news and current affairs
  • Has excellent spoken & written English
  • Has good attention to detail and a desire for accuracy
  • Has a proven ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Has high-speed broadband and a computer at home
  • Has a good eye for an image
  • Has good general IT Knowledge
  • Has stacks of self-motivation

It’d be great, but not essential if you have:

  • Experience of media (print or online)
  • Knowledge of photography and photographic processes

We want to create a business we can be proud of. To make this happen, we need brilliant people who are passionate and think differently. With a CEO and management team who make fast decisions, we have to be able to keep pace and evolve. At the heart of Alamy are a group of people who care about what we do and doing it really well. We’re always ready to adapt to new situations and challenges to ensure that Alamy continues to provide excellent service and a unique product. We’re ethical and have a lot of passion!

Want to know more and think you’ll fit in – let us know by applying today.

Please upload your CV and a covering letter here by Thursday 17th August 2017.