Assignment Editor - Sydney (15524)

Sydney /
Editorial – Editorial Content /
/ Hybrid
About the role:
The role of Assignment Editor is responsible for organising aspects of sport photographic & video coverage of events in Australia and New Zealand, working alongside content contributors and sales teams to produce commercial sports assignments. The successful applicant will have experience working in a fast-paced environment, large workload volume, time management and attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities: 
·       Maintain and develop plans for new and existing sport assignment opportunities in Australia and New Zealand
·       Work closely with sales teams to maintain current sports assignment & commercial clients
·       Champion new forms of coverage including video, new technologies and social media integration
·       Communicate with photographers on sports assignments & commercial needs from sports coverage
·       Provide effective feedback for photographers and sales teams based on sports commercial assignment needs
·       Increase communication & feedback between photography team and sports commercial clients
·       Understand Global sports commercial requirements and how they are linked to Australia and New Zealand coverage requirements
·       Read and clearly understand client briefs, to be able to manage client expectations, and communicate with content contributors in a timely manner
·       Recognise and work closely with sales teams to develop potential new business
·       Supports content upload processes via Picture Desk - from field and in the office - to ensure that quality captioned images are available for clients both during and after an event to meet strict deadlines
·       Works with global assignment and picturedesk editors to ensure coverage of athletes and sports relevant to ANZ is adequate with regards to quantity and quality of imagery and accuracy of metadata
·       Build and maintain effective relationships with content contributors, sales and customers with phone, email contact and personal visits as required
·       Build & grow a sports assignment roster of content creators in Australia & New Zealand
·       Manage logistic and budgetary aspects of deploying content creators to events and client photo shoots
·       Research current events specializing in sport which includes: producing a calendar of events, speaking with clients, media managers and publicists to secure premium access to events
·       Provide feedback to photographers on quality and production
·       Review photographer’s expenses on all assignments and maintain budget requirements
·       Maintain industry awareness which includes keeping up to date on regional sport-related news, photographic trends and champions new technologies supported by the business
·       Seeks feedback from researchers and sales staff to gauge client satisfaction
·       Provide onsite logistic support at key sport and client assignments
·       Ability to work independently, lead, or as part of a team depending on the take requirements
·       Gain overall knowledge of Editorial sport assignments and Getty Images workflows& systems to assist with backfill and cross over
·       Champions new technology and content formats supported by the business including video and social media
·       Willing & able to work flexible hours throughout the week and travel when necessary
·       Any other ad hoc duties, tasks and/or projects as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·       Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in this field
·       Knowledge of Australian and New Zealand sports and media landscape
·       Team building and social skills
·       Relevant degree preferred
·       Must be an effective time manager across varying priorities and changing workload
Why Join Us?
Getty Images Australia is located in North Sydney, our modern and luxe office has a stunning view Sydney Harbour, is close to public transport and the Sydney entertainment hub.

We offer flexible hybrid work model and have a host of other exciting benefits such as subsidised private health insurance, above statutory superannuation contributions, additional paid annual leave days, working from home reimbursements, paid parental leave and much more!

Be part of a fun and dynamic team with an admirable culture with the ability to thrive, grow and be creative.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all races, religions, and genders. We have zero-tolerance for workplace bullying, discrimination, and harassment.


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Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which Getty Images will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).  

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