Hammersmith, London/Hybrid




Picture Researcher
We have an exciting opportunity for a Picture Desk Researcher to join our Consumer Communications team. 

In this busy role, you will help to fulfil the picture requirements of many different internal stakeholders across UKTV.

Excellent attention to detail and editorial judgement are required.

Role overview:

The Picture Researcher will ensure all promotional imagery is sourced, stored and is searchable from within the central repository of the UKTV Pictures Site. 

The organisation of this aids the workflow of other departments, as well as showcasing the vast array of impressive original and acquired imagery supporting both channel and programme brands to both internal departments and external partners.


The creation of more imagery for a growing number of UKTV Original commissions, coupled with the growth in demand for imagery from around the business for a variety of reasons has led to increased requests on UKTV’s Picture Desk, which sits within the Front Desk team in the Communications department, and collates the images to its central Pictures site.


As well as assisting in the creation of distinctive, high-standard imagery for UKTV Originals, the UKTV Picture Desk sources a huge amount of image assets from a large number of suppliers. UKTV acquires the best TV content from distributors from around the world, each with their own way of sharing promotional assets such as images.


The Picture Desk help to fulfil the picture requirements of many different internal stakeholders, including UKTV’s direct to consumer streaming service UKTV Play, the social media team, navigation and VOD operations, who all require images to promote UKTV programmes on linear TV, EPGs, on demand platforms, as well as for marketing, press and social campaigns.

In this role you will get to:

  • Be part of an award-winning in-house Communications team
  • Work on our exciting channel brands, including Dave, W, Alibi, Gold, Yesterday, Drama, Eden and UKTV Play and programmes on those channels, including UKTV Originals
  • Develop relationships with both internal and external image stakeholders avoiding process duplication
  • Take a leading role in the management of UKTV’s picture library
  • Assist in organising and creating shoots for original photography with a variety of talent and different locations helping to maintain and grow UKTV’s high standard of image deliverables.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Great knowledge of television channels and programmes and a love for TV
  • Understanding the importance of metadata to accompany imagery
  • You will have experience of working on a picture desk
  • A knowledge of photographic terminology and specifications – you’ll understand your JPEGs from your PNGs
  • Organising downloads and uploads of a vast array of images
  • Proficient in using various Digital Asset Management (DAM) sites and image software packages.


Who you are:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Good editorial judgement
  • Brilliant communicator.


At UKTV, we are working in a hybrid environment with a mixture of home and office working. Getting together in the office as a team and a company gives colleagues an opportunity to build and maintain great relationships, encourages our culture of collaboration and creativity while recognising that colleagues need to have a healthy and happy work-life balance. 

You’ll agree with your manager the split of time you spend in the office or at home based on the role that you do, how often you come together as a team and your personal preference.

Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

At UKTV, our inclusion vision is to truly represent society in our workforce and on-screen, and create a culture of fairness and respect where we champion difference so that every person feels included and empowered to do their best work. We are committed to ensuring a level playing field at UKTV where all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity, and that we have diverse voices at the table in everything we do. 

We welcome applications from everyone and we want UKTV to be a place where you can be your authentic self, give your best and develop your career free from discrimination of any kind.

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. 

The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors, and programme-makers.

Our Purpose

We are UKTV. We are here to create TV with personality.

In a world where ‘finding something to watch’ means searching endless streams of automated sameness, we believe in creating TV experiences with more personality, that champions diversity of talent both on & off screen.

We are here to bring you a more personal type of TV: Channels and services that get you, with programmes that are hand-picked for their quality and available on any device - all crafted by fans for fans.

Our Mission

We are a different kind of broadcaster. One that’s on a mission to become the UK’s most successful non-PSB network.

The place that fans turn to first for the genres they love. Admired in our industry as the feisty challenger. Powered by brilliant ideas not blockbuster budgets, we’ll push ourselves to build even more engaging brands, to create and curate more imaginative programmes to form powerful partnerships and to use technology in ever more innovative ways.

As the world of TV rapidly evolves so will we; by continuing to support our brilliant people to do their best work in a uniquely diverse, creative, and inclusive culture.

All the spirit of entertaining and growing the communities of fans who love our shows as much as we do.

Next Step:
Please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own website, and apply.