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Assistant Picture Desk Operative

Job Title
Assistant Picture Desk Operative
Contract type
42 hours per week, on a shift basis worked between the hours of 8am and 10pm
Alamy HQ, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Line Manager
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 the well-established newspapers & corporations. How exciting would it be to see the images you have been responsible for overseeing used as part of a big news story?

The Role:

You’ll help with running the day to day operation of Alamy’s news feed, including:

  • Captioning images
  • Sending images to clients
  • Responding to breaking news events
  • Applying for accreditation for photographers to attend events

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a proven track record of being 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 a love of news stories and photojournalism
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Has excellent written English language skills
  • Has a great telephone manner and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Is confident making decisions without supervision

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

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment – ideally a news room or similar
  • Photographic experience or experience of working in a photographic agency

What’s on offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme, worth up to 10% of salary
  • 25 days’ holiday, rising with length of service, plus bank holidays
  • Option to buy and sell holidays to fit your lifestyle
  • Contributory pension scheme, with up to 5% contribution from Alamy
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance @ 4 x salary
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan

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’d fit in – let us know by applying today.

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