Picture Library Managar

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1 year contract
DayRate up to £175
Photo Library Manager

Job Description

The Photo Library manager role is within the Photographic Services department that provides photographs to a Global Company which is well known!
The role covers the management of the storage, retrieval and distribution of still imagery. The Photographic Library contains heritage material, technical, creative, and brand and communication imagery.
The role of the Picture manager is primarily to manage the Photo Library and to fulfil photo requests from internal customers. This includes researching the internal database and external photo libraries for different requests. It also includes overseeing contractors working on specific projects to ensure delivery of materials is within deadlines and covers the customer’s requirements, and the uploading of specific photos to the internal Digital Asset Database.
The successful candidate will be able to oversee and develop the daily workflow of imagery and improve upon current administrative systems.
They will oversee staff in London comprising of one full time member of staff, and three contractors who work on specific projects.
The candidate needs to be customer focused with excellent administration skills and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
This is a demanding role as there is a high volume of requests with tight deadlines that require either commissioning global photo shoots (approximately 300 per year) , or picture research.
The suitable candidate needs to be very well organised in order to prioritise the changing workload and to keep up to date with the different administrative tasks and systems associated with the role.
These include the editing of photos from recent shoots, uploading, and adding captions and keywords of photography to the internal website.
They should have a full understanding of photographic copyright, model release and understand RF and RM picture licensing.


1. Experience
Relevant Tertiary qualification (College or specific skill diploma)
3-5 years experience as a Photo Library manager and experience as a picture researcher preferably within a corporate environment.
Fulfillment of picture requests for publications, exhibitions and websites.
Experience of uploading photos to a picture database, including captions, metadata and taxonomy.
Administrative experience across a number of different systems. Ability to learn new systems quickly and to train freelancers on these if necessary.
Managing a roster of freelance picture researchers for various tasks.
Experience of Social Media sites
Customer service, providing a high level of service delivery, and good communication skills to explain photography options with a wide variety of customers, many of whom are unaware of best photographic practices.


2. Skills
Excellent computer skills and ability to learn and work with a number of internal systems.
High level of customer service
Prioritise a constantly changing workload
Management and training of individuals for specific tasks for when new systems are introduced.
Administrative skills, needed to manage the invoicing workflow and our internal Photographic Data Asset Management system. Presentation of reports and statistics of picture usage.
Photo library management and picture research skills.
An understanding of best practice within the Picture Industry.