Personal Details

Title

Miss

Name

Pamela Stott

Location

Scotland

Media

Books

Speciality

Current Issues / Social Documentary / News

Work Experience

Picture Editor, Scottish Mail on Sunday (2014 – present)
Picture Researcher, Scottish Mail on Sunday (2012-2014)
Picture Desk Assistant, SNS Group (2011-2012)
Picture Desk Assistant, News of The World (Scotland) (2010-2011)
Acting Deputy Picture Editor, The Press & Journal (2008-2009)
Picture Desk Assistant, The Press & Journal (2006-2008)
Editorial Assistant, Shout Magazine (2004-2006)

Clients

Primarily national and local newspapers when working in-house
Agency work (SNS Group) – PR clients including Tesco Bank, The Scottish FA. Supply of sports imagery to all major newspapers in Scotland.

Qualifications

MA (hons) Geography, University of Aberdeen (2003)

Languages Spoken

English

Public Contact Details

pamstott1981@yahoo.co.uk

Employment Details

Company Name

Associated Newspapers

Work Address

First Floor
Central Exchange
20 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6DB

Work Telephone

02036154782

Current Status

Full Time Staff

Employment History

Picture Editor, Scottish Mail on Sunday (2014 – present)
Picture Researcher, Scottish Mail on Sunday (2012-2014)
Picture Desk Assistant, SNS Group (2011-2012)
Picture Desk Assistant, News of The World (Scotland) (2010-2011)
Acting Deputy Picture Editor, The Press & Journal (2008-2009)
Picture Desk Assistant, The Press & Journal (2006-2008)
Editorial Assistant, Shout Magazine (2004-2006)

Do you have experience in working from a prepared list of pictures required?

Yes

Do you have experience in devising own list of images from manuscript or synopsis?

Yes

Do you have experience in visiting commercial agencies to make own selection?

Yes

Do you have experience in visiting museums / libraries to make own selection?

Yes

Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from private collectors?

No

Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from individual photographers?

Yes

Do you have experience in obtaining pictures from outside the UK?

Yes

Do you have experience in commissioning photography?

Yes

Do you have experience in commissioning other researchers?

No

Do you have experience in negotiating reproduction fees?

Yes

Do you have experience in devising budget for book / project?

No

Do you have experience in responsibility for keeping project within budget?

Yes

Do you have experience in returning pictures to sources?

No

Do you have experience in using digital pictures / picture sources?

Yes

Your C.V.

PAMELA A. STOTT pamstott1981@yahoo.co.uk
07834718188

I am a skilled and effective media professional with wide-ranging experience in print media. Creative, adaptable and organised with a multitude of transferable communication, technical, administration and organisational skills, I am committed to creating quality work. I am ambitious and keen to further my career in the media with greater responsibility and new challenges.
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SKILLS SUMMARY

COMMUNICATION

– Working with news desk/reporters to ensure effective coverage of news stories and features
– Lateral thinking – identifying news stories to follow up, relating sports stories to potential photo opportunities, identifying opportunities for forward planning
– Relationship building and effective communication with contacts
– Briefing photographers with requirements
– Attending news and picture conferences
– Reacting to breaking news
– Working alone, in a team, and to tight deadlines
– Writing creative, clear, accurate and legally sound picture captions
– Arranging/authorising payments to freelance photographers and negotiating fees

ORGANISATIONAL

– Knowledge of copyright law and current IPSO guidelines
– Managing annual budget for picture desk
– Picture diary organisation and assisting in day-to-day management of photographers
– Forward planning and assisting in organising accreditation and photographic cover for major forthcoming events and news stories

RESEARCH, EDITING AND TECHNICAL

– Broad knowledge of Scottish media
– Extensive experience of picture research for news, features, sport and travel
– Experienced in the use of various industry-specific systems and databases (including web-based) for storing, archiving and organising images. Use of company-specific software for creating galleries suitable for viewing on iPad/android version of newspaper.
– Experience of using Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and related software on both Mac and PC, as well as standard Microsoft packages and CRM.
– Uploading/publishing images to website and use of FTP for sending images.

CAREER HISTORY

Picture Editor Scottish Mail on Sunday Oct 2014 – present
GLASGOW
– Overall responsibility for picture content of Scottish edition of national Sunday newspaper, including budget/staff management
– Sourcing appropriate images to illustrate news, features and sport
– Liaising with editor and news desk to arrange picture coverage of news stories and features
– Using contacts to research, identify and organise future photographic opportunities
– Arranging and briefing photographers when necessary

Picture researcher Scottish Mail on Sunday Oct 2012 – Oct 2014
GLASGOW
See previous

Picture Desk Assistant SNS Group (snspix.com) Oct 2011 – May 2012
GLASGOW
– Identifying SNS images in print and online media, logging and distributing
– Dealing with live sports images – choosing appropriate images, editing, writing captions and key-wording accurately, communicating with as many as four photographers per job, sending to and national newspapers, uploading to website, using social media for promotion
– Working with images for corporate clients: determining their requirements and communicating these to photographers; ensuring that branding is correct; editing pictures to a high standard; following up jobs in CRM

Picture Researcher News International (now News UK ) Feb 2010 – Oct 2011
GLASGOW
– Sourcing appropriate images for Scottish Sunday tabloid
– Assisting in organising picture jobs in other parts of the UK and abroad
– Editing as required using Photoshop
– Updating and maintaining digital picture archives/databases
– Overall responsibility for picture content of newspaper’s travel section

Acting Deputy Picture Editor The Press and Journal Jan 2008 – Jan 2009
(maternity cover)
ABERDEEN
– Assisting with all pictorial content throughout paper
– Maintaining a high level of communication with picture editor
– Delegating work to staff photographers, coordinating picture diary and briefing freelance photographers where appropriate
– Keeping records of payments to agencies and freelancers
– Deputising for the picture editor where appropriate

Picture Desk Assistant The Press and Journal Aug 2006 – Jan 2008
ABERDEEN
– General administrative support
– Researching and sourcing images as required
– Commended in the Best Newcomer category of company’s editorial awards in 2007

Editorial Assistant ‘Shout’ magazine Sep 2004 – Aug 2006
DUNDEE
– Conducting celebrity interviews
– Sourcing celebrity images and organising still life and model photography
– Researching and writing features in appropriate magazine style
– Sub-editing pages and working to fortnightly deadlines
– Sourcing products for competitions and subscription offers

EDUCATION

University of Aberdeen 1999-2003 – MA (Hons) Geography 2:1

Rules

I have read and agree to abide by the rules and code of conduct of the Picture Research Association?