Global Images Editor | WWF
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Position title:    Global Images Editor

Reports to:      Director, Digital Engagement


Major functions:

  • Acquires/commissions images with a view to engage key audiences and further WWF’s conservation narrative on biodiversity loss  especially through social media channels, websites and email newsletters

  • Creating the best image packages for all conservation events to be used by different offices

  • Provides guidance, support, and professional advice to WWF offices around visual (branding) and legal (copyright) issues

  • Defines and implements WWF Network-wide visual (branding) and legal (copyright) standards, ensuring the effective, consistent, and responsible use of images


Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop a strategy for acquiring relevant images on Forests, Oceans, Freshwater, Climate and Energy that further the WWF narrative especially on social media and digital properties

  • Develop long-lasting partnerships with relevant imagery providers like 500px, Shutterstock, Canon Forum or Love Nature

  • Oversee image related digital properties like and

  • Manage WWF’s image contractor relations and accounts (contracts, payments, etc.)

  • Organise and manage relevant image acquisitions and commissions, within existing budget limits, and in cooperation with local WWF staff where appropriate

  • Brief, guide, and supervise image professionals in the field

  • Develop Network-wide visual and copyright  standards, in cooperation with the relevant units, and oversee the implementation of, and compliance of these standards in the Global Quality Control process

  • Develop a definition for “on-brand imagery” in the WWF branding process and to assist the Brand Manager in compiling sets of “Brand Images”

  • Respond to external images requests including representing WWF in the digital environmental community

  • Engage external audiences through producing, sourcing, managing and optimizing images (still and moving) especially for social media (and the management of these channels as determined by the workload of the team)



Required qualifications

  • Hands on photography or imagery experience at a regional or global photodesk.

  • Hands on experiencing with commissioning photographs for an organization or on behalf of clients

  • Relevant qualifications in communications, design, media, image (technical) or other related subjects

  • Experience with photo story platforms like Wordpress or Exposure

  • Hands-on experience with a Digital Asset Management system

  • Understanding of importance of imagery in social media and ability to source most effective imagery for use on social media

  • Experience in a similar role in an International environment


Required skills and competencies

  • In-depth experience in image research, evaluation and digital editing

  • In-depth experience in organizing and managing image commissions

  • Sound knowledge of international copyright regulations

  • Proven track record working at an advanced level with content management systems, image software (video and still), and main social media tools (Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook)

  • Sound experience in managing contractor relations and accounts

  • Excellent communication skills, especially with regard to tone of voice on social media, and multicultural Network staff and international contractors

  • Analytic and structured mind-set with the ability to establish priorities and work in an independent manner

  • Excellent computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant computer software and hardware, MS office and especially images based software like Photoshop

  • Project management and coordination skills, delivering multiple simultaneous projects

  • Articulate, creative, passionate, flexible and tenacious

  • Excellent written and spoken English (other languages(s) an advantage)

  • Interest in conservation and environmental issues.

  • Adhere to WWF’s brand values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.


Working relationships

External – Online users, social network communities, supporters and activist groups, consultants freelance contractors and contributors, partners

Internal – WWF-International Communications & Marketing Division staff and other global WWF staff


Mission of the department

  • To engage audiences across the globe to accelerate conservation impact

  • To ensure a coherent ‘One Brand, One Voice’ by integrating and supporting the communications functions across the network

  • To facilitate and coordinate the development and alignment to a global brand and communications strategy

  • To provide a centre of excellence to the Network in terms of communications practice, coordination across areas of work, techniques, platforms, and digital media

  • To provide common technology platforms Network-wide to enable communication

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs and emergence of other special projects.

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter to Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.