Photo Assignment Editor, EMEA

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Posted Apr 3, 2024 - Requisition No. 123790

At Bloomberg News, photography brings our world class reporting to life. It's at the core of our coverage. Whether on the ground in Johannesburg or at a semiconductor facility in the Netherlands, our mission is to dig deeper, visually, to help readers and clients better understand their world. From the macro drivers of business, economics and politics to the impacts of climate change, technology trends and big market moves, our imagery offers our readers unique and exclusive perspectives. If you’re interested in working quickly and collaboratively at the heart of a newsroom that moves markets and minds, we want to hear from you.
What's the Role?
We are looking for an experienced photo assignments editor, with proven picture judgment, to join our Visual Media Team. You are able to work independently and have advanced knowledge of industry standard photo editing tools including Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, FTP, CMS/DAM systems. You work well under pressure, have extensive news assignment experience, are able to quickly pair photos to stories and are skilled at processing imagery. You are keenly aware of global current events in business, finance and politics and are passionate about bringing in visual elements that will help us continue to evolve our journalism. We're looking for you to join our EMEA photo team where you'll be part of our expanding editorial coverage. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced news environment and pay rigorous attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency. You will be involved in almost every platform that Bloomberg offers. This is a full-time, on-site, staff position, based in London, where you will assign, process and attach imagery for the Bloomberg Terminal, website and global clients. 

You'll need to have:

  •  Minimum of 5+ years relevant photo editing experience in a news environment
  •  Advanced experience with Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, FTP, CMS/DAM systems
  •  High awareness of the current events and decision-makers affecting global markets, economics, geopolitics, companies, government policy and general business
  •  Experience assigning photographers to capture the essential elements of what our stories are about
  •  The skills necessary to process imagery with speed and accuracy using Bloomberg’s proprietary systems, as well as industry standard tools
  •  The ability to rapidly interpret text and match with appropriate imagery
  •  An eye for detail and awareness of cultural sensitivities to make photo choices that are both accurate and tasteful
  •  Familiarity with the legal issues involved with image licensing, permissions and privacy rights 
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Desire to excel in a fast-paced global environment and meet urgent deadlines

We'd love to see:

  •  A strategic problem solver
  •  International assignment experience
  •  Experience working in an “all hands on deck” environment
  •  Experience with graphic/web design, html/CSS, multimedia storytelling, Premiere Pro/Final Cut and audio
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