During my career as a Picture Editor at News international, I have worked with all the major picture agencys around the world sourcing pictures and video. In my role as Head of Picture Dept at News International, Scotland, I had four staff working within my department. I was responsible for commissioning photography around the United Kingdom and abroad, meeting tight editorial deadlines, organising shoots from concept ideas in meetings to overseeing shoots, dealing with syndication departments, responsibility for a sizable budget and keeping it on track, selecting the right pictures to tell a story, gathering stills from tv shows, movies and online media, daily briefing with all departments to discuss picture requirments and how to achieve them. I have also worked with a variety of people including victims of serious crime to celebrities but I have always remained professional and adaptable to each situation. I enjoy being part of the group, working together to achieve personal and professional goals but have also had vast experience of traveling the country on solitary assignments.