DailyStar.co.uk, Picture Researcher

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£DoE
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Ref
Picture Researcher
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance
Hours
Full Time

Daily Star Online is looking for a picture researcher to produce news galleries that will drive traffic and get our readers clicking.

This role will see you reacting to the daily news agenda to create live galleries for breaking news and to work with the news team to research pictures for off-diary news galleries and exclusives.

You will come up with your own ideas for brilliant gallery-led content and identify opportunities for sharable evergreen galleries that tell the story.
 

The perfect candidate will know a great picture, have contacts within the industry, be able to write cracking headlines and captions for your galleries, have an understanding of usage rights, permissions and copyright, as well as an excellent understanding of UK and world news, Google trends and current affairs.

You will be pushing your galleries on social media. Knowledge of SEO, CMS, Photoshop and Google Analytics would help, as would experience in digital newsrooms on national/local newspapers.

This is a full-time casual role in our London newsroom and we are looking for someone to start immediately.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generating fresh and exclusive ideas for picture-led gallery features and stories on a daily basis 
  • Pushing image content on social media in accordance to house style and help to grow these platforms
  • Good understanding of the website’s SEO strategy
  • Write short punchy headlines, descriptions and captions in the style of our website
  • Keep on top of all the news covered on the site
  • Good understanding of image usage rights when obtaining images from social media and the Internet
  • Tracking gallery progress through Google Analytics


Key skills and experience:  

  • Up-to-date with latest news, royals and world affairs 
  • Knowledge of CMS, SEO, Photoshop and Google Analytics an advantage
  • Experience in digital newsrooms on national/local newspapers
  • Good understanding of image usage rights when obtaining images from social media and the Internet
  • Ability to work under pressure and react to breaking news, multitask and forward plan
  • Exhausting all avenues in picture research


How to apply:

If you are interested in this position please email your CV with a covering letter by completing the application form below.

Status: Casual

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