Cosmopolitan, Picture Editor

London (Central)
06 Oct 2016
06 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time


  • To be responsible for all aspects of imagery for Cosmopolitan including picture research, photographic commissions, sourcing locations, feature shoot models, props and studios and ensuring the smooth running of the Picture Desk.  
  • Maintain the highest standard of picture material on the magazine pages, in accordance with editorial standards and schedules. 
  • Liaise with all members of the Editorial team. 
  • This role reports to the Picture Director and the Deputy Editor


  • To establish and maintain good relationships with all contributors, agencies and team members. 
  • To attend regular meetings to contribute ideas and discuss the visual treatment, i.e. picture research, photographic shoot or illustration. 
  • To provide all photographers/agencies/illustrators with a detailed brief (written and verbal) and negotiate rates. 
  • To co-ordinate shoots from start to finish, i.e. liaise with all relevant parties, book locations/studios, arrange transport, delivery of props etc. 
  • To send commissioning forms via the online Concur system and establish copyright. Check and sign invoices and process in the correct way.  
  • To ensure that picture deadlines are always met. 
  • To maintain an organised and accessible filing system for all photographic material by feature/issue. To maintain excellent documentation on all pictures and model releases. 
  • To ensure pictures are ready within specific deadlines with all picture credits correctly indicated.  
  • To mark-up each issue with agreed fees and credits and to maintain issue files for reference purposes.  
  • To maintain the Picture Budget Document


  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with picture agencies, contributors and own team. 
  • Experience in liaising with picture agencies to establish the brief and research their libraries. 
  • Experience in shoot production. 
  • Ability to liaise with model agencies and keep casting files up to date 
  • Confident in liaising with International Editions.  
  • Experience in an administrative role on a Picture desk. 
  • Interest and enthusiasm for photography and magazines. 
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills. 
  • Calm under pressure, fast worker. 
  • Fast learner, team player, approachable and self-motivated. 
  • Positive, passionate and enthusiastic 

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