Pictures Team Apprentice

The Pictures Team is responsible for all of Channel 4’s imaging needs. It forms part of the Press & Publicity department, which is responsible for Channel 4’s dealings with the press and wider media.

The team supports the department in publicising Channel 4’s programmes across all media platforms by commissioning, editing and supplying high-quality images that reflect the content and values of the programming. Working with commissioners, producers, talent and some of the country’s best photographers, the Pictures Team develops ideas and concepts for commissioning shoots on location and in a studio. The team is then responsible for producing, editing and distributing imagery from these shoots, as well as liaising with production companies and studios to acquire programme imagery, and sourcing screengrabs from Channel 4 content. All images are then used to promote Channel 4 programming in the media as well as on the All 4 platform and third-party platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Sky.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Caption, tag and store non-commissioned images in the team’s asset management system
  • Publish images to press website
  • Manage internal requests for the supply of images
  • Liaise with production companies to obtain non-commissioned images
  • Liaise with and supply images to external picture desks
  • Assist Picture Commissioners in the setting up and attendance of photoshoots, both on location/in studio or in office
  • Assist Picture Editors in manipulating images using picture editing software to meet the requirements of the All 4 platform and external platforms
  • Through in-house training, eventually commission photoshoots for programme publicity

Essential Attributes For A Great Candidiate

  • Interest in photography and photo editing
  • Experience of / interest in creating digital content
  • Good computer skills (Mac, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe CC suite
  • Good sense of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Good organisational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritise

Desirable Attributes For A Great Candidate

  • Creativity
  • Enjoys working as part of a team

Start date: 7th September 2020. This apprenticeship will last for 14 monthsThe assessment day for this role will take place on the 13th July 2020

Expiry Date: 
03-Apr-20