News Photography Editor, EMEA

Editorial – Editorial /
Full-time /
News Photography Editor, EMEA
Work type: Hybrid
Location: London, United Kingdom
PLEASE NOTE: The role will include regular evening and weekend shifts.

Who You Are:

    • We are seeking an experienced photo assignment editor who will help produce our daily photographic coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in collaboration with our regional Director of Photography, fellow editors, and staff and freelance photographers. The role will include regular evening and weekend shifts.

Your Next Challenge:

    • Reporting to the EMEA Director of Photography, the News Photography Editor will share responsibility for our EMEA news coverage. UK news publishers represent a key market for Getty Images, and familiarity with UK national news is important, but so is experience covering internationally resonant events across EMEA. The News Editor will:
    • Research, assign and edit daily news photography across EMEA, in line with coverage priorities set by our director of photography.
    • On night and weekend shifts, serve as the News Desk’s key point of contact for photographers on assignment in EMEA, providing editorial direction and responding to breaking news.
    • Ensure the quality and efficiency of news content production by guiding photographers in assignment decisions and in meeting our technical and editorial standards. Edit image headlines and captions for accuracy and clarity.
    • Coordinate with our editorial picture desk to ensure timely distribution of our pictures to a global market under constant deadlines, and in promoting our best work on Getty Images’ web platforms and social media channels.
    • Provide occasional picture editing and post-production support for events where speed to market is paramount and photographers are required to transmit directly from camera.
    • Shape our coverage agenda by identifying emergent stories, consulting news planning resources, synthesizing requests and feedback from editorial customers, and voraciously consuming news media across our key markets.
    • Conceive and develop in-depth feature stories in concert with our staff and freelance photographers.
    • Identify new talent for our roster of freelance and contributing photographers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

What You'll Need:

    • Significant full-time experience in the news picture industry, with a major daily newspaper, news magazine, wire service or photo agency.
    • Experience commissioning editorial photo assignments, and familiarity with typical production expenses.
    • Technical knowledge of photography and digital imaging; experience with Adobe Photoshop and other industry-standard editing tools and asset management software.
    • Proven knowledge of industry style of captioning and IPTC metadata standards.
    • Fluent written and spoken English with excellent journalistic writing and copy-editing skills.
    • Broad awareness of current affairs, conflicts, political issues and business news within Europe, Middle East and Africa.
    • Familiarity with major editorial publications in UK and Europe, their interests and editorial sensibilities.
    • A general awareness of established and up-and-coming photojournalists working across the EMEA region, as well as what notable photographic coverage is being produced across this region by our customers and other agencies.
    • Willingness to work unusual shift hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Benefits for qualifying employees at Getty Images 
Private Medical Insurance (PMI) 
Private Medical Insurance through Cigna is designed to give you access to medical care where and when you need it. The scheme covers the costs of private medical treatment for consultations, out-patient, in-patient and day-care treatment in accordance with the benefit limits and rules set out in the policy. All employees are automatically covered from the date they join. Individual cover is 100% Getty Images paid, and there is also the option to add your spouse and dependents to the policy at an additional cost. 
Time off Work/life balance is important to us 
In addition to public holidays, Getty Images offers 25 paid holidays per year.  
Company Paid Holidays 
Employees enjoy company-paid holidays for each of our global locations. 
Life Assurance, Critical Illness and Income Protection 
We automatically enroll all new employees in our risk coverage schemes, with Getty Images paying 100% of the cost. We provide you with Group Life Assurance (x4 salary), Critical Illness Cover (x1 salary) and Income Protection (75% salary). 
Employee Assistance Programme 
Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided by Health Assured. This is a free, confidential, service available to all employees 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year 
Group Personal Pension (GPP) 
Save for retirement with Aviva by making contributions consistently and conveniently through payroll deductions. Getty Images automatically enrolls all employees at 3% of your pay, with Getty Images contributing 5% of your pay. You have the option of increasing how much you contribute and benefit from tax and NI savings by contributing via salary sacrifice. 
Learning & Growth 
We value continuous learning and development to help everyone develop their skills. Enjoy mentorship, curated training & more. 

Who We Are:
Getty Images is a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace. Through Getty Images, iStock, and Unsplash, we offer a full range of content solutions to meet the needs of any customer—no matter their size—around the globe.

Getty Images encompasses the largest and best path to market for visual creators through their premier brands including its core, Getty Images; iStock, a value offering of creative stills and videos providing a significant volume of exclusive content to small and medium-sized businesses; and Unsplash, a free offering of creative stills servicing the fast-growing and broad-based creator economy. 

Help us move the world with images! Bringing award-winning imagery to everyone, Getty Images has customers in almost every country in the world, with websites in 23 languages, bringing the world’s best content to media outlets, advertising agencies and corporations, small businesses and increasingly, direct to consumers.
Getty Images works with over 516,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport, and entertainment events around the globe. With over 520 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allow our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual contentbased on industry-leading expertise and innovation.

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We are trustworthy, transparent, and honest
We love character, authenticity, and integrity.

We always raise the bar
Excellence is our norm; we get better through endeavor, curiosity, and speed.

We collectively bring solutions
We love debate but collaborating to solve problems for ourselves and our customers is everyone’s responsibility.

We care, are kind, courteous, and respectful
We will not tolerate rudeness.

We reject biased behavior and discrimination
We seek to understand biases in all forms. We call out biases and discrimination when observed and take action where responsible.

We are inclusive of different voices, perspectives, and experiences
Diversity and inclusion are never done, but we are passionate in their pursuit.

We are one Getty Images with no silos
We share goals and accountability; we and actively seek information and expertise; we make time for our peers.

We deliver on our commitments, and commercial goals
With one voice and shared accountability.

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
We listen to, anticipate, and exceed customer needs, adapting as they evolve.

We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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