Profession picture editor
Picture editors select and approve photographs and illustrations for newspapers, journals and magazines. Picture editors make sure that the photographs are delivered on time for publication.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Graphic design
The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.
Art and practice of creating aesthetically appealing images by recording light or electromagnetic radiation.
- ICT software specifications
The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.
- Multimedia systems
The methods, procedures and techniques pertaining to the operation of multimedia systems, usually a combination of software and hardware, presenting various types of media such as video and audio.
- Editorial standards
The guidelines on how to deal with and report on privacy, children, and death according to impartiality, and other standards.
- Post-processing of photographs
The characteristics of software and techniques used in post-processing photographs.
- Press law
The laws concerning the licensing of books and the freedom of expression in all products of the media.
- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Perform image editing
Edit various types of images such as analogue and digital photographs or illustrations.
- Negotiate exploitation rights
Negotiate with the creator the rights to communicate a work to the public and to reproduce it.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Edit photographs
Resize, enhance and retouche photographs, using airbrushing, editing software and other techniques.
- Follow ethical code of conduct of journalists
Follow the ethical code of conduct of journalists, such as freedom of speech, right of reply, being objective, and other rules.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Consult with editor
Consult with the editor of a book, magazine, journal or other publications about expectations, requirements, and progress.
- Build contacts to maintain news flow
Build contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organisations, the general public, etc.
- Select photos
Review sets of images, make a selection of the best work.
- Adapt to type of media
Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.
- Supervise work
Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.
- Consult information sources
Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.
- Edit negatives
Resize, enhance and retouch negatives, using airbrushing and other techniques.
- Develop professional network
Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.