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Media Researcher

ZOOID PICTURES is currently recruiting for staff with the skills in:
Media Research (especially photo and video research)

ZOOID is the UK's leading photo, illustration and video research company; sourcing, managing and licensing media fr major international publishing, broadcasting and exhibition projects worldwide since 1984, and pioneering research standards and technologies.

We are an established (but young) and growing company seeking new full time team members to contribute to our continued growth.

Training is provided in all aspects of picture and footage research, requiring a long-term commitment from candidates.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Strong communication and telephone skills
  • Visually literate
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Powerful organisational skills
  • Proven administrative experience
  • Computer literate and experienced in databases, Photoshop etc.
  • Broad general knowledge
  • Education to degree level
  • EU citizen or have indefinite leave to work in UK
  • Production skills: video editing / graphics / basic animation / photography
  • Foreign language/s a bonus
  • Experience working within publishing / TV and/or creative markets is advantageous

To apply

  1. Download FORM (PDF format)
  2. Print & complete form
  3. Send with covering letter and full CV :
    a) by post to
    Recruiting
    Zooid Pictures Limited
    ScreenWorks
    22 Highbury Grove
    London N5 2EF
    UK
    b) by email to pictures at zooid.co.uk

NB. no application will be considered without a completed Form.

Closing date:

    10/07/2017

Media Researcher - Producer/Editor

ZOOID PICTURES is currently recruiting for staff with the skills in:
Media Research + Video Production (+ animation)
You may have one OR all three skills!

ZOOID is the UK's leading photo, illustration and video research company; sourcing, managing and licensing media for major international publishing, broadcasting and exhibition projects worldwide since 1984, and pioneering research standards and technologies.

We are an established (but young) and growing company seeking new full time team members to contribute to our continued growth.

Training is provided in all aspects of picture and footage research, requiring a long-term commitment from candidates.

Skills and qualifications required:

  • Strong communication and telephone skills
  • Visually literate
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Powerful organisational skills
  • Proven administrative experience
  • Computer literate and experienced in databases, Photoshop etc.
  • Broad general knowledge
  • Education to degree level
  • EU citizen or have indefinite leave to work in UK
  • Production skills: video editing / graphics / basic animation / photography
  • Foreign language/s a bonus
  • Experience working within publishing / TV and/or creative markets is advantageous

To apply

  1. Download FORM (PDF format)
  2. Print & complete form
  3. Send with covering letter and full CV :
    a) by post to
    Recruiting
    Zooid Pictures Limited
    ScreenWorks
    22 Highbury Grove
    London N5 2EF
    UK
    b) by email to pictures at zooid.co.uk

NB. no application will be considered without a completed Form.

Closing date:

    27/03/2017




Rights Administrator

Responsibilities will include
Knowledge of rights, copyright, licensing and third party rights - particularly video
Ability to negotiate and administrate rights clearances thoroughly, accurately and efficiently
Knowledge of analog and of digital media formats
Ability to research and manage supply of footage and photos for publication/broadcast.
Ability to meet deadlines and work within budgets

What we offer:
The opportunity to engage with a young and successful company leading its field in creative media;
and a chance to positively develop your future together with that of the company.

You are:

  • Skills, experience, qualifications
    • Strong communication and telephone skills
    • Visually literate
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Powerful research and organisational skills
    • Proven administrative ability
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent negotiation skills, closing and follow-up skills.
    • A capacity to work effectively under pressure
    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Computer literate
    • Experienced in databases and all standard business IT applications
    • Knowledge of FinalCut, Photoshop etc.
    • Broad general knowledge
    • Education to degree level
    • EU citizen or have indefinite leave to work in UK
  • Candidate advantages:
    • Foreign language/s OR linguistics
    • Experience working within media markets
    • IT management
  • Closing date:

    CLOSED

To apply

  • Download FORM (PDF format)
  • Print & complete form
  • Send by post or email to pictures@zooid.co.uk with covering letter, full CV

 

Production Assistant

Zooid Pictures is the world's leading media research and licensing organisation; sourcing, originating and licensing photos, footage, illustration, sound and text for major international publishers, broadcasters and museums since 1984.

A successful company bucking market trends, we are looking for an ambitious and agile business brain to joint our small management team, ensure targets are maintained, our strategic plan is delivered, our vision promoted and our business developed through all the remarkable projects that we deliver to our blue chip Clients.

Production Planning

  • You will contribute to the further the development of Zooid business and demonstrate imagination, methodical rigour and attention to detail in driving the business forward.

    • work alongside the Managing Director and contribute to daily & weekly production and management meetings

    • research business opportunities as directed by the MD

    • carry out routine Strategic Tasks in regular consultation with the MD: strengthening relationships with existing clients, visiting prospective clients, trade fairs, soft marketing and preparing negotiations with key supplier agreements

    • provide production management during the MD's absences, providing him with financial reports.

    • As a member of a small team you have a real opportunity to influence company policy and your own growth and rewards.

You are:

Some -- if not all -- of the following:

  • * Ambitious and imaginative, seeking a long term opportunity that you can shape yourself
    * A minimum of 2 years experience in a financial and business environment
    * Degree or equivalent
    * EU citizen or have indefinite leave to work in UK
    * Fully experienced in databases and all standard business IT applications
    * Interested in digital technologies and their uses in pushing business forward
    * Additional language/s a bonus
    * able to liaise effectively within the company and with clients
    * seeking long-term commitment to a company that you will help shape
    * Excellent negotiation skills, closing and follow-up skills.
    * Ability to perform simple market research.
    * Knowledge of the publishing / broadcast / heritage industries.
    * Knowledge of the global photo and video market would be an advantage.
    * Strong analytical and/or financial skills.
    * Strong self-motivation.
    * Strong communication skills in all forms including written, oral, email, phone and face to face.
    * Capable of working independently, and having responsibility as an individual
    * Resourceful: able to develop ideas, communicate and budget them, encourage their implementation in a small team, measure their benefits and identify weaknesses

What we offer:

We offer you the opportunity to engage with a young and successful company leading its field in creative media; and a chance to positively develop your future together with that of the company.
Exceptional long term prospects.

Closing date:

  • OPEN

To apply

  • 1. Download FORM (PDF format)
  • 2. Print & complete form (no application will be considered without)
  • 3. Send with covering letter and full CV
    a) By post to:
      NEW Production Assistant
      Zooid Pictures Limited
      ScreenWorks
      22 Highbury Grove
      London N5 2EF
      UK
    - OR
    b) By email to:
      pictures@zooid.co.uk with Subject line "NEW Production Assistant"


Senior Media Researcher

Duties & Responsibilities:
Researching analog and digital picture, motion picture and Illustration assets
Researching topical programs for educational publishers and broadcasters
Researching unique 4k video assets for museums
Analyzing research briefs and the licensing rights required
Delegation of research tasks to picture and footage researchers 
High level data input into Digital Asset Management system
Multi-relational database system input
Management of online research results
Maintenance of data integrity
Photo and video editing using a full range of professional imaging software
Broadcast standard video supply
Team leadership of image researchers
Management of delegated research tasks
Developing research methodology for optimal results
Doing quality control of researched picture assets
Daily reporting of research budgets, deadlines and production activity 
Delivery to Client production specifications
Strict adherence to deadlines
Negotiating supplier license fees
Negotiating third party licensing and copyright agreements

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:
minimum 2 years experience in educational publishing doing picture and footage research
minimum 2 years experience in project management, team management and research management
proven leadership skills
multi-media knowledge
knowledge of non-linear video editing, file formats, encoding formats, 
digital asset management and multi-relational database workflows essential. 
Intimate knowledge of educational publishing industry
Intimate knowledge of heritage sector and design studios
Intimate knowledge of picture and footage suppliers
minimum 2 years experience in negotiating copyright license fees
knowledge of third party rights in UK and US law

Closing date:

  • CLOSED

To apply

  • Download FORM (PDF format)
  • Print & complete form
  • Send by post with covering letter, full CV to:
    Zooid Pictures Limited
    ScreenWorks
    22 Highbury Grove
    London N5 2EF
    UK