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Photo Editor (Travel)

Central London (50% onsite policy)


Placement Type:



up to £387 per day (PAYE Only)

Start Date:

01 Aug, 2024

Aquent is working with our global travel client as they seek a seasoned Photo Editor to join their team to oversee curated excellence across their Editorial + Content workstreams. Over the past two years, our client has built a stellar team that art directs and curates travel destination experiences across three brands. Your ideas and expertise will create beautiful photography that aims to inspire wanderlust and travel adventures for people around the world.

This is a contract position which will run until 20th December 2024. Our client operates on a hybrid model where you will be required to work from their Central London office 2-3 days a week. The role offers a gross PAYE rate of up to £387 per day and you will be able to accrue up to 28 days per annum, pro rata, inclusive of bank holidays. 

Who Are You? 

You’re a true photography lover, with a deep understanding of the industry. Your professional experience in making and researching photography content has given you the know-how to confidently and efficiently handle a range of projects – from photo commissions, image research, and licensing. Strong communication skills are required, as is resourcefulness, ingenuity in solving problems, dependability, attention to detail, and the ability to learn and cope with rapid change. Not least, you will need to be dedicated to our client’s high standards of quality.

Key Qualifications:

  • Seasoned understanding of the current photography industry, from photographers around the world to stock vendors, editorial to commercial resources, including BIPOC and diverse voices
  • Clear, concise, and professional communication internally and externally – with an emphasis on nurturing vendor partnerships and internal relationships
  • A well-developed and elevated aesthetic, and passion for visual storytelling. Always seeking to discover new work to broaden the teams’ visual library and to pitch story ideas
  • Experience with photography and video research, contracts, fee negotiations, and creative project management
  • Experience in licensing costs and project fees to inform and advise on budgets, balancing creative goals with business priorities
  • Knowledge of image rights and legal clearance processes for licensed and commissioned content
  • Meticulous with budget management, digital organisation, and able to follow a clear process, while maintaining flexibility for change
  • Positive attitude, highly collaborative, hunger to learn, and a willingness to get into the details or jump on a task outside of your usual purview to help the team. A pro-active and positive team player
  • Comfortable with not having all the answers right away, and confident in the ability to create work under minimal supervision, as well as package and present solutions to wider creative teams

Additional Requirements:

  • Relevant photo research, licensing, editing, and photo production experience
  • Knowledge of Keynote, Adobe Creative Suite, Smartsheet, and/or Orange Logic a plus
  • Passionate about travel and storytelling

We’d love you to apply for this Photo Editor contract role, so please submit your CV and portfolio today!

**This role is open for a limited time. Next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates ASAP by Thursday, 11th July 2024. Due to the high volume of applicants, we may be unable to reply to each applicant individually. If you have not received a response within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have not been selected for progression to the next stage of the hiring process.

Client Description

Our Client is a global leader in travel, driven by the core belief that travel is a positive force that enables people to build connections and experience the world. Their products and tech solutions also cover media solutions, affiliate marketing and corporate travel. 

Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.