Trainee digital picture editor

Who we are:

SWNS proudly brings the heartbeat of Britain to life for our biggest news brands. Every day, hundreds of our stories, images and videos are published and broadcast across the national media.

How do we do it? With a team of dedicated journalists, photographers, videographers and editors based across the UK who are passionate about real, original journalism.

We combine traditional reporting with the best content-gathering techniques for digital and social media to produce a news wire that drives millions of views every day.

It’s all in there - breaking news, court cases, amazing human interest stories, consumer issues, health studies, scientific breakthroughs, stunning imagery and viral videos.

Our clients are the biggest news publishers in the world – from the Sun, Mirror and Daily Mail to the Times, Telegraph and New York Post.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone with a passion for photography and a nose for news to join our busy picture desk.

We provide thousands of stories each year to the biggest newspapers and publishers in the world, you’ll be an integral part of that process.

You’ll be checking captions, moving pictures around our system and making sure they get to the right people at the right time.

You don’t need to have a background in the media or directly relevant experience but you’ll need to have good language and IT skills, be Photoshop proficient and you’ll need to be full of energy and ideas.

On the job training will be given as well as an annual IPSO press standards course.

All applicants will ideally have:

Demonstrable interest in news and photography

A good GSCE or A Level score in English Language

Good social media skills

Experience using a wide variety of PC software including Adobe Photoshop

Confidence to work within a team to regular deadlines

Salary, benefits and application:

You can work from home if you have a good internet connection but we’d also like to see you in our Bristol office at least once a week.

It's a full time permanent role, hours are 10am to 7pm with an hour lunch break and we’re looking for someone to start as soon as possible

Weekend and bank holiday overtime will be paid and we have an employee benefits program, also you'll get your birthday off as a bonus holiday.

Salary is £22k pa depending on experience.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Jon Mills, jon@swns.com by February 5 2023