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Hearst UK, Picture Researcher - Elle Decoration

Hearst Magazines UK
Hybrid working model. 3 days/wk in London office.
£Competitive plus great benefits
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Picture Researcher - Elle Decoration
London, United Kingdom


At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Picture Researcher to start the next chapter in your career. 

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as ELLE Decoration, ELLE, Harpers Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Country Living. We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

The Luxury publishing division at Hearst UK is home to some of the world’s most iconic and successful magazine brands including ELLE Decoration. We pride ourselves on giving our readers outstanding quality journalism, originality and unforgettable brand experiences, all delivered with passion, creativity and expertise. This role will provide imaginative and resourceful picture research and shoot support on ELLE Decoration and help ensure the efficient running of the picture department and maintain the brand’s impressive visual quality.


  • Sourcing high quality and creative on-brand imagery and keeping within budget
  • Working with all departments across the brand and assisting the Picture Director with the smooth running of the picture desk, including assistance with shoot production
  • Handling picture desk admin: to include processing of invoices, picture credits, syndication, PR requests and fee negotiation
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Indesign


  • Experience of working on a picture desk, with a rounded knowledge of picture libraries and resourceful in exploring new platforms for unique imagery
  • Have a media/photography related qualification or experience
  • Keen interest in photography and interiors
  • Efficient multi-tasker and problem solver with an eye for the perfect image 
  • Super organised and can work efficiently to tight deadlines
  • Great people skills, dealing with departments within the organisation and building relationships with photographers, agents and pr contacts
  • Strong budgeting and admin skills


At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) – pro-rata for part-time or fixed-term employees.
  • Hybrid working model. 3 days a week in our London office.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause.
  • Life assurance and pension scheme.
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here. 

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.



Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

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