Job DescriptionCulture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. We create stories that reveal what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams work with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators to produce articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation. From just a dozen people in late 2016, the team has expanded to more than 250. This diverse group of software engineers, product designers, data scientists, editorial experts and content creators are spread across offices in London, New York City and Tel Aviv. Alumni of companies including Google, Facebook, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Spotify, Bloomberg, Viacom, TripAdvisor and the BBC have joined recently. A recent Series B funding injection from PPF Group of $80 million has further propelled rapid growth. Monthly unique visitors to the site have gone from 4 million to nearly 20 million, cross-platform social followers have increased from 1 million to 7 million, and app downloads have leapt from 50,000 to 2 million. Culture Trip videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Culture Trip, founded by Dr Kris Naudts, has been named by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing companies to watch. Everyone working at Culture Trip is driven by a shared vision: to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them. We want to bring the world to everyone and in doing so bring everyone closer together. We are looking for an ambitious and experienced professional based in our London office to work within our Photography department as a Senior Picture Researcher. You are a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, you should have a desire to make a real impact on how millions of locals and visitors experience their cities. Your aim will be to help build up our resources of digital image assets for our content teams. You should be able to communicate and collaborate with the writers, Commissioning Editors, Video Commissioners, and Illustration Commissioners in your regional content team as well as the Picture Researchers and Photo Commissioners in other regional content teams. The ability to brainstorm, ideate, create and execute content plans with your team and work quickly to mobilise around key events, trends and news is crucial. You should be a confident and extremely diligent person with the demonstrated ability to create and improve structures and processes. You should always operate with scale in mind, establishing robust yet flexible processes to maximise assets and ensure systems can grow quickly and under pressure. You must have a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility and be an enthusiastic and collaborative team player. We offer an independent and dynamic working environment with plenty of potential to make an impact, as well as the opportunity to develop exciting content in cooperation with our departments: commercial, editorial, social media, and tech. Main Responsibilities * Perform picture research for our editorial and commercial content teams, sourcing images from various agencies and outlets. * Brainstorm ideas for visually-led content and work with our content teams to bring these to fruition. * Perform visual quality checks for images on the website and on social media channels. * Respond to copyright and IP queries from both internal teams and the public. * Assist with various projects simultaneously, including content maintenance. * Research and develop ideas for photo led content sourced from non-subscription agencies and photographers. * Manage and update creator training documents. * Support team of in-house picture researchers across London and New York, delegating work when necessary. * Ensure metadata best practice is upheld across all non-original photography. * Attend regular meetings with editorial teams to identify upcoming content that relies upon strong stock/sourced photography. * Assist with the recruitment and management of freelance picture researchers. * Edit and retouch photographs as needed. * This role reports to the Photo Lead, based in London. Desired Skills & Experience * At least 5 years' experience in a similar role in media and/or publishing. * Strong eye for compelling visuals and ideas for content across a selection of locations and interests. * Previous managerial experience is a plus. * Experience and/or knowledge of photography agencies and resources such as Shutterstock, Rex, Getty/AFP, Reuters. * Working knowledge of Wordpress and/or other content management systems. * Experience negotiating and securing assets from multiple sources including photographers, organisations, press agencies and independent companies. * Strong understanding of copyright, content licensing laws and IP rights associated with digital assets. * Superb management, organisational and people skills. * Confidence interacting with writers, photographers, venues and other featured organisations bot

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