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Our Team:

We're a multi-brand content team who help source and create the most exciting and engaging imagery across the Mass, Celebrity & Premium portfolios.

The Focus of the Role:

Within this role, you will work across the costings of several leading Mass, Celebrity and Premium titles, making sure invoices are paid accurately and on time. You'll ensure the standard of pictures used across brands reflect the content in a positive, accurate, aspirational and entertaining way. This involves helping to support the picture content team in sourcing imagery at favourable rates and maintaining and building fantastic relationships with picture agencies.

Key Responsibilities:
• Keeping on top of the costings across a variety of titles, including heat, Closer, Yours, Grazia and ensuring our payments are kept up to date
• Working within budget and processing invoices weekly
• Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with picture agencies and content suppliers
• Learning how to... procure the highest standard agency shots and negotiating the best rates with picture agencies
• Liaising with the art and subs teams over pictures that are due to come in and keeping them informed of expected delays or problems
• Keeping abreast of up-coming celebrities, trends, TV and talking points that we should be featuring across our portfolio
• Suggesting story ideas for conference, based on pictures in the news and online on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis
• General support for picture content team

What You'll Bring:
• Thorough admin skills
• Excellent time management - the ability to work quickly and prioritise different tasks and requests from the whole editorial team – confidence and diplomacy is required
• A keen eye for detail and organisation, professional and flexible with a can-do attitude
• A never-ending passion and enthusiasm for pictures, with a strong visual eye
• The ability to assist in the clear, focused vision for the pictures in the magazines and across digital
• A willingness to bring visually-led ideas to a variety of brands
• To be able to communicate clearly to the picture team and to picture agencies
• To be a great team player with a keenness to support the whole picture content team and the rest of the office where and when it’s needed
• Creativity and a passion for all things celebrity and entertainment

Closing Date: Sunday 12th May

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

• 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 2 volunteer days

• Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development

• Opportunity to buy additional holiday

• Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

• Company pension

• Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance

• Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)

• Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer

• Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

• Discounted high street vouchers

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences. We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking. Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Learning and Development

As the only Media company to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employers, we are striving to always be a great place to do great work for all, Bauer is committed to offering learning and development initiatives through its Bauer Academy tailored to its people, empowering teams and individuals to grow and progress in their careers.

Please Note: We are actively seeking this position. You should hear from us within 48 hours of the expiry date. Please note on some occasions the role may be closed before date shown or need to be extended.

Bauer Core Values


We LOVE what we do – it inspires, unifies and challenges us. Our passion is contagious – both loud and quiet, making the impossible possible.


Our desire for excellence fuels our ambition for personal and business growth.


We value honesty and integrity. Trust is our foundation, empowering our people to live up to their full potential.


Entrepreneurship is our pursuit of opportunity – we are agile, focused and resourceful.

If you have any feedback regarding our UK recruitment process please email careershub@bauermedia.co.uk we would love to hear from you
London UK


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