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Photographer Community Manager


The Culture Trip is one of the internet’s fastest-growing media start-ups, attracting nearly 3 million monthly readers and 1 million social media followers. Operating in 40 countries around the world, we have major offices in London, NYC and Tel Aviv.
We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers and photographers. We won UK Website of the Year Award for Arts & Culture (2014) and were named one of 25 UK Tech Companies to Watch (2013). The Culture Trip has already attracted a strong base of writers and contributors, a top team of engineers in Tel Aviv and has two senior Google executives on its Board – Dr Nelson Mattos and Yariv Adan. The company is now backed by heavyweight backers in US and Europe and set for explosive growth and going through a major recruitment drive for its editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is bold: we aim to create the world’s largest media company, powered by a global community and cutting-edge technology.


We are looking for an ambitious and experienced professional based in our London office to help build up our resources of digital image assets for our Digital Asset Management (DAM) library.
As a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, you will be sourcing and remotely managing a large number of photographers in various cities and countries (hubs) to submit content to our DAM library.
You should have a desire to make a real impact on how millions of locals and visitors experience their cities and will need you to be methodical while retaining a creative edge for strategic brainstorming to find new, better approaches to ensuring the success of our hub system.
We offer an independent and dynamic working environment with plenty of potential to make an impact, and the opportunity to work on exciting content in cooperation with our four departments: editorial, social media, commercial and tech.

Salary: Competitive
Location: Central London
Start Date: ASAP

Main Responsibilities:

  • You will work with content across the following genres: travel, food, fashion, art, design, film, literature, music, real estate & architecture, sports, tech & entrepreneurship, and health & wellness.
  • Recruit freelance photographers on a regular basis or as needed.
  • Work to find and build a community of amateur and professional photographers to contribute to our Digital Asset Management (DAM) library.
  • Remotely manage and lead a group of freelance photographers across a number of locations worldwide and under the supervision of the Director of Hub Operations.
  • Develop useful, inspiring and insightful ideas to commission across your portfolio of cities/countries.
  • Oversee the output of the cities/countries you manage, paying careful attention to issues related to both quality and quantity of content.
  • Work closely with our social media community managers to source great assets from the thousands of contributors who interact with us on our social media channels (Instagram, in particular).
  • Work with the Visual Content team to ensure we maximise the use of quality imagery across the social and editorial teams .
  • You will need to evaluate and revise systems under pressing deadlines.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ managerial experience in media and/or publishing as a Picture Editor, Researcher, or similar.
  • Strong eye for compelling visuals and ideas for content across a selection of locations and interests.
  • Experience in the negotiating and securing of assets from multiple sources including photographers, videographers and other sources such as Instagram and Flickr.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience working with visual formats.
  • Strong understanding of copyright and content licensing laws and IP rights associated with digital assets.
  • Superb management, organizational and people skills are an absolute must.
  • Previous remote management experience is a strong asset.
  • Outstanding knowledge of photo editing software such as Photoshop would be beneficial.
  • Aptitude for web analytics is desirable, including experience with Google Analytics or other related software.

Ideal Profile:

  • Passion for culture, travel, food, art, lifestyle.
  • You need a self-starting attitude and to be confident interacting with writers, photographers and potential partners, both in person and over the phone or Skype.
  • You need to be an enthusiastic and dynamic yet collaborative team player with a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility.
  • You should be comfortable working within a global company and liaising across different time zones.

How to Apply:

Email us on join@theculturetrip.com, attaching your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role. Please also state your current salary and notice period. Please note we will not be considering incomplete applications. Make sure you include ‘Photographer Community Manager’ in the subject line of your email.
We’re accepting applications until 30 December 2016, and would like the successful candidate to start ASAP.