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The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 222 countries and regions worldwide, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world.

The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards, the world's leading photography competition, and PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography with destinations in Shanghai and San Francisco.

 

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Marketing & Partnership Manager

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Working closely with the Marketing Director and other members of the Marketing department, the role will involve planning and implementation of all partnerships and project management for worldphoto.org especially, but not limited to, the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) - one of the world’s largest and leading photographic competitions. The individual will be required to help deliver the marketing campaign in order to reach the goals, objectives and targets for the business.
 

What will you be doing?

 

Marketing resources

  • Involved in the brainstorming, planning and implementation of all marketing activity relating to SWPA and associated events and exhibitions

  • Conducting events, talks and photography initiatives in conjunction with our brand, products and partnerships

  • Support and assist the Marketing Director in developing opportunities to expand the World Photography Organisation brand.

 

Partnerships resources

  • Build and develop the partnership portfolio for SWPA and the World Photography Organisation to deliver competition entries and visitors to the exhibition.  

  • Create a systematic, process-driven approach and strategy to partner outreach and relationship management

  • Research partners, identify key players and generate interest

  • Collaborate with senior management and other marketing team members to align our internal goals, targets and objectives with new and existing partner relationships

  • Assist the Marketing Director with the negotiation and finalisation of deals in accordance with the company’s contract guidelines and policies

  • Deliver a great experience to our partners when working with our Organisation; you will represent our brand and be our partners’ liaison internally

  • Forecast, measure, and report the results of various projects with partners, including co-created and/or co-branded content promotions, lead sharing, and/or event and photography initiatives.

  • Maintain ongoing relationships with current partners and offer new ways to grow the partnerships


 

We are looking for someone with…
The ability to communicate and pitch on behalf of the company to deliver an additional audience to the exhibition.

 

  • BA/BS in marketing, communication or similar relevant field

  • 1 to 2 years experience working in a sales and marketing environment.

  • A keen eye for photography or previous work experience in the photography and/or art industry

  • Fluent english writing and speaking skills

  • Experience in developing B2B and/or B2C partnerships is essential

  • An ability to understand the performance, measurement and optimisation of the ROI

  • Strong organisational, administrative and communication skills

  • Experience working as part of a team

  • Good communication skills.

  • Energetic, highly motivated, can-do attitude who enjoys networking and establishing relationships

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Someone bright, switch on and who wants to achieve great things within the company

 

About the position

  • Permanent full time position

  • Based at the Head Office in 9, Manchester Square W1U 3PL

  • 2 years minimum experience is required

  • Start date: as soon as possible.

  • Salary expectation: £25,000 - £28,000 per year.

 

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PR Manager

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Deadline for applications: 12 April

The World Photography Organisation is seeking to recruit a PR Manager to join its busy central London team.  The role will primarily focus on securing press coverage for the annual editions of the Sony World Photography Awards and PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, but will also include a wider communications brief for the company.

With ideally 3-5 years PR experience in an arts-related role, we are looking for a highly organised and efficient team member who, under the supervision of the PR & Communications Director, can execute successful media campaigns across print, broadcast and online in the UK and overseas.  Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines is vital and will need to be demonstrated.

The role will require proactive pitching to media and therefore proven established relationship with journalists within the arts field is preferred.  Experience of working within an agency environment is desirable

Excellent written and verbal skills are essential as you will lead on the creation of press materials across the company and will be the day-to-day contact for partners we work with across the world. 

The PR Manager will also contribute to the development of the company’s PR and communications strategies and will be expected to self-manage once established within the role.
The position would specifically suit someone looking to develop significantly within a role.

You will report directly to the PR & Communications Director and throughout the year will be required to manage temporary staff in the PR team.

 

Key skills and experience

  • 3-5 years press and / or communications experience in the arts
  • Experience of proactive pitching and delivering media campaigns
  • Exceptional verbal and written English
  • High level organisation skills
  • Team player

 

About the position

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Based at the Head Office in 9, Manchester Square W1U 3PL
  • Salary expectation: £28,000 - £30,000 per year.

 

Background

The World Photography Organisation is a world-renowned organiser of high-quality events focusing on photographic art.  We maintain an in-depth knowledge of the global art market and hold an unparalleled worldwide network of contacts across all fields of photography.

Photography is an easily digestible medium that is accessible to the masses.  As specialists in the photographic medium, we are a creative agency that can create content, devise campaigns and provide consultation for brands who wish to engage consumers and / or the general public via imagery.

Founded by CEO Scott Gray in 2007, the World Photography Organisation works across more than 180 countries and has offices in both London and Shanghai.   Our core aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by curating an exciting year-round calendar of photographic events and building lasting relationships with both our industry-leading partners and individual photographers.

Our in-house artistic, communications, production and design teams work daily with global sponsors, partners, agencies and media through our varied portfolio of events including the annual Sony World Photography Awards, PHOTOFAIRS international art fairs dedicated to photography, ZEISS Photography Award and Dubai Photo Exhibition, in addition to numerous smaller partnerships.

 

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