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Picture and Content Manager

13 December 2019
Full time

Job Title: Picture and Content Manager, VIMN
Department: PR and Creative, The Hub
Reporting To: Senior Director, Communications (PR) and Head of Production and Operations (Creative)
Location: Hawley Crescent, Camden


The Team


The Viacom hub is part of a newly formed cross brand creative, media, PR and social hub, with the ambition of becoming the best team in the broadcast industry dedicated to delivering innovative, creative and results-driven campaigns that leverage all platforms across our consumer brands including Channel 5, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.


Purpose of the role:

As Picture and Content Manager, you will have an important dual within the Hub, heading up a team of two working across pictures and content in the PR team across all brands and providing additional project support for image requirements for the creative team, supporting key marketing activity.


You will be responsible for coming up with new innovative and creative solutions to support Channel 5, MTV UK, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon content and image requirements. The core of the role is supporting the publicity and creative image function, overseeing and booking photographers for press shoots, liaising with production companies over unit image requirements and ensuring a high standard of photographic image output across all content.


Working collaboratively with the PR and creative teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving innovation, change and continuous improvement in the quality of photography and content ensuring consistency and high standards at every touch point.

Working closely with the PR and production management teams, you’ll build key relationships with independent producers and suppliers to ensure promotional materials is Best in Class and delivers campaigns that will allow audiences to engage more deeply with our content, key talent, characters and storylines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • As a team of two, you will be the lead with responsibility for high quality and striking imagery supplied to media through proactive outreach, the picture website and programme information document
  • Oversee a forward planning process with independent production companies to ensure timely, quality unit imagery is delivered within the production budget, reducing the need for separate shoots
  • Develop relationships, as part of a two-person team, with picture desks across key priority media
  • Coordinate campaign and picture productions for key priority campaigns, reporting directly in Senior Director, Communications and Head of Production and Operations, ensuring the Channel 5 brand style is consistent across all communications
  • Coordinate, manage and forward plan the photography shoot process from initial brief to concept development through production and delivery of final, retouched imagery
  • As a key member of the Hub, support on priority content requirements for Viacom brands when required
  • Manage shoot production, photo editing, retouching and image approval including all location scouting, casting, commissioning (photographers, styling, hair, make-up, set and prop designers), client liaison and admin (call sheets, schedules, licencing and delivery)
  • Campaign alignment across PR, creative and marketing departments, whilst managing strict time lines
  • Manage photography costs on campaigns and perform all relevant administrative duties, ensuring the timely delivery of approved and complied photography
  • Ensure appropriate standards of asset management are maintained in our content management systems and network
  • Develop and manage a national network of suppliers, agencies and freelancers to support the picture production function
  • Develop appropriate platforms to ensure that we are staying at the cutting edge of content management and distribution
  • Work as part of a small picture team to ensure seamless and coordinated project and asset management, over-seeing PE responsibilities as and when required
  • Support the Digital Media Team with relevant administrative tasks
  • Management and development of a junior role within the team – developing their content capabilities

Experience & Knowledge:

You will have produced small to large scale photo (and video) shoots and have experience and knowledge of all current multi-media platforms (Facebook; Twitter; Snapchat; Instagram etc.) and a keen interest in all future multimedia platforms. You will have strong editorial judgement and creative development skills, and ideally vast experience with the adobe suite. You will pride yourself on delivering on time, to budget and to key performance indicators. You are a self-starter who lives for being part of making brands a great success.

  • Previous experience in photography production/ creative environments
  • Active interest in photography and entertainment
  • A working knowledge of Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom, skilled in all aspects of digital photography, photo manipulation and digital transfer
  • An understanding of and experience with copyright laws
  • Ability to manage critical relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to plan, prep and produce photography shoots
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly within fixed budgets

Individual Characteristics:

  • Always going the extra mile – to surprise and delight - to deliver brilliant work even if that means going above and beyond
  • Will never walk past a quality issue, even if a shortcut or avoidance is easier
  • Self-motivated example setter, the first to put their hand in the air to support on the less exciting projects
  • Reliable and trustworthy and expects the same behaviours from their teammates
  • Open and transparent; shares information as they get it
  • Keeps it simple and believes actions speak louder than words
  • Believes in the power of PR, marketing and creative to do good
  • Calm under pressure; solution-focused and never defensive
  • A positive influence; never complaining or feeling hard-done by; scrappy in the heat of battle
  • Great influencer: strong written, verbal analytical and presentation skills
  • Detail-loving team player who can flex; works well under pressure in a fast-moving environment


  • Private Medical Insurance: You will be eligible for our full Private Medial Cover (From 3 months)
  • Season Ticket Loan: We’ll pay for your season travel card up front and you can pay us back across the year
  • TV Package Discount: If you subscribe for the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, we’ll get £20 off your bill
  • Pension Scheme: You will be eligible for our Pension Scheme from day one, as long as you are contributing to this, we’ll top this up with a voluntary contribution from us
  • Discounted Gym Membership: We offer discounts to a number of Gyms
  • Discounts at Local Shops and Restaurants: Whether you need a new pair of shoes or just want something tasty for lunch, we partner with a number of local businesses to offer us a discounted rate
  • Access to Reward Gateway: With heaps of discounts on everyday shops, restaurants and household suppliers



Our values, and their related behaviours, guide how we show up to work each day and help ensure that we all treat each other with respect. We want these to feel relevant to all of our employees and all parts of the business, as we believe that when these behaviours are achieved, we are the best we can be. The three values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.



  • Creativity: Push beyond the expected
  • Passion: Stand up for what you believe in
  • Risk-Taking: Take smart choices


  • Inclusion: Embrace diverse perspectives
  • Collaboration: Work together as one team
  • Innovation: Use insights to drive the business


  • Trust: Assume best intentions
  • Transparency: Communicate clearly and openly
  • Accountability: Deliver, and own the outcome


At Viacom, we value and celebrate difference. We want to ensure that we fully represent the make-up of UK society in our workforce as well as bringing diverse perspectives to our business. We want to make sure Diversity and Inclusion are not just buzz words; we truly want to foster an authentic inclusive environment, where all employees feel that they can bring their whole selves to work.


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