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Picture Researcher

Job Introduction

Our Team
The Real Life Portfolio of magazines includes the Take a Break and that’s life! weekly editions, monthly editions and a programme of Specials. The busy Picture Desk is a fast-paced environment and is responsible for getting the best quality pictures that are right for the brands and at the right price.
The focus of your role
To be part of the picture team across Take a Break and That’s Life and their associated monthly and special editions,   ensuring the best quality pictures are researched, edited and costed for both print and digital titles.

Role Responsibility

What you’ll do
Working within the Real Life Picture Desk team and under the direction of the Picture Editor, you will be responsible for: 
• Researching and sourcing pictures for titles across the Take a Break/That’s Life portfolio
• Negotiating with Picture Libraries and sources, ensuring pictures are within/under budget
• Working with the Picture Editor, Art Editors and Editors to design and layout visually impactful pages that reflect the brand values of each title in the portfolios
• Using Censhare workflow system to ensure work is efficient and all press date deadlines are met

The Ideal Candidate

• Good knowledge of picture libraries and picture sources
• Strong negotiation skills and experience
• Working knowledge of Censhare, Bridge, Photoshop (training will be given as necessary)
• The ability to stay calm under pressure, to problem solve and to be part of a team
• Good communication skills to liaise with all areas of the magazines and across all departments
• The flexibility to work across all titles within the Real Life portfolio, under the direction of the Picture Editor

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.



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