Associate Media Editor

Springer Nature

Associate Media Editor, London

Nature, the international journal of science, seeks a talented, experienced Associate Media Editor (photography + video) for our London office. You will be part of a dynamic, award-winning London-based team of designers, artists, multimedia editors and science journalists, reporting to the Managing Media Editor in London.

As part of the team, you will:

  • Source photography and moving image for Nature. This includes media for multimedia projects, daily online news stories, and the weekly print magazine.
  • Edit media such as photographs and short video clips
  • Work closely with editors and designers to brainstorm/concept story visualisation through media such as photography and video
  • Champion excellence in photography, moving image and scientific visualisation

Essential requirements

  • Experience sourcing media for a news-oriented, deadline-driven media outlet
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of copyright, licensing and permissions for images on multiple platforms (print, digital, social)
  • A passion for visual media as means of conveying the gist of a story, and the ability to interpret media briefs
  • Background in science, technology or visual journalism preferred but not essential
  • Proven research skills, and comfort sourcing technical and scientific images
  • Interest and science, art, and visualisation
  • Ease with media editing software such as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, digital content management systems, MS office

Personal qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thrives under pressure
  • Enthusiasm and perseverance
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Team-player and problem-solver

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet our criteria including a link or links to your portfolio. Applications without portfolios will not be considered. Please quote job reference number: NPG/071/15