Marta Bescos Sanchez

Marta Bescos Sanchez - Designer

Madrid, Spain

I'm a freelance photo editor and researcher with more than 10 years experience in the publishing and news sector.

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Overview

I focus on delivering the most strong visual aspect of each content to the general public or a target public. Specialized in current affairs, lifestyle, music, news and travel photography.

I have extensive experience of commissioning, editing, licensing, researching and negotiating within the global magazine, book and newspaper industries, and deliver print and digital projects on time and to budget. I have built excellent international relationships with photographers, designers, illustrators and video producers.

Currently working for publishers DK travel, Michelin Travel Guides, Rough Guides and London based agency Quill Content. I also have the pleasure to collaborate with Picfair writing weekly photo essays.

Latest jobs include: Metro.co.uk and Demotix photo news agency (Corbis Images).

Available for:
• Photo commissioning & curation: photo exhibitions, new books, updated books, both news & magazine articles (both print & digital) as well as photo commission for commercial business purposes.
• Commissioning artwork and photography.
• Picture edition & research: travel, lifestyle, food, art, fashion, commercial, business, etc.
• Visual storyteller (photo essays).
• Production of Cultural Management & Cooperation projects, consultant, social media, marketing assistance and international communication.

Please feel free to contact me with any queries or project ideas, I look forward to hearing from you.
Currently living in Madrid (Spain).

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment
Fashion & Textiles
Music
Travel
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Holiday
Literature

Work experience

Freelance Photo Editor and Researcher

Self-employed
February, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Picture editor and image researcher currently working for publishers DK travel, Michelin Travel Guides, Rough Guides and agency Quill Content. I have the pleasure to collaborate with Picfair as a Photo storyteller on weekly basis.

Freelance Picture Researcher

Metro.co.uk
February, 2016 – July, 2016 (5 months)

Photo edition & research across the different sections of the online newspaper including breaking
news, entertainment, lifestyle, politics and sports; Design news pieces to feature and support the editorial team.

Photo news editor and content producer

Demotix
October, 2014 – November, 2015 (about 1 year)

Daily story coverage alongside the editorial and sales teams
Social media outlets monitoring
Global picture desks liaison
Update the website with textual, image, and video content
Photographer and Media partners relations management
Verify photographic submissions
Edition of digital submissions of different nature across multiple platforms
Route selected images and stories to News Desk, Sales and other internal parties
New talent sourcing
Working with photographers on specific features
Monitor and develop interns’ skillset
Assignments management for all media clients

Senior Picture editor

Rough Guides - Penguin Books/ Random House
October, 2012 – October, 2014 (about 2 years)

Commissioning photography
Research images for use across the Rough Guides Travel book series both print and digital.
In charge of the Photo research and edition of the Website - Galleries section -
Special collaboration with Rough Guides reference department, Vintage London book
Working collaboratively with editors and authors (both in house and external freelances).
Negotiating fees with photo libraries, ordering images, and clearing rights
Colour managing and editing images using Photoshop
Lay-out design using InDesign
Managing budgets, raising purchase orders and processing invoices

Picture Research Assistant

DK Travel - Dorling Kindersley Publishing
February, 2010 – September, 2012 (over 2 years)

Working on all aspects of picture research including setting up shoots, managing budgets and clearing rights.
Researching images for more than 50 titles within the Travel theme both for back titles (revision) and front titles (new titles)
Working close to Picture Libraries and many other image suppliers
Photo cover photo research.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok (Rough Guides)

Rough Guides

Explore Bali and Lombok with the most on-the-ball guide you can buy. Our expert authors cover the islands with Rough Guides' trademark mix of candour, insight and practical advice. And they've done the hard work for you - ticking off all the best accommodation, be it a high-end hotel or budget guesthouse; the choicest places to sample local cuisine; and the hippest bars.Fully updated and expan... read more

Explore Bali and Lombok with the most on-the-ball guide you can buy. Our expert authors cover the islands with Rough Guides' trademark mix of candour, insight and practical advice. And they've done the hard work for you - ticking off all the best accommodation, be it a high-end hotel or budget guesthouse; the choicest places to sample local cuisine; and the hippest bars.Fully updated and expan... read more

Pocket Rough Guide San Francisco

Rough Guides, Charles Hodgkins

Author: Charles HodgkinsPaperbackAs indispensable as it is easy to carry, The Pocket Rough Guide to San Francisco is the definitive guide to the most charismatic city in the US. It's full of insider tips on everything that will help make your San Francisco stay as memorable as the city itself: how to avoid long queues to board San Francisco's hill-conquering cable cars; where to find the top b... read more

Author: Charles HodgkinsPaperbackAs indispensable as it is easy to carry, The Pocket Rough Guide to San Francisco is the definitive guide to the most charismatic city in the US. It's full of insider tips on everything that will help make your San Francisco stay as memorable as the city itself: how to avoid long queues to board San Francisco's hill-conquering cable cars; where to find the top b... read more

The Rough Guide to Argentina

Andrew Benson, Rosalba O'Brien, Shafik Meghji

The brand new, full-colour Rough Guide to Argentina is the definitive travel guide to this epic country, with in-depth coverage of its vibrant cities, rich culture and staggeringly diverse scenery. Lively accounts, clear maps and stunning photography throughout bring Argentina's attractions to life, from the thunderous Iguazu Falls and ravishing capital Buenos Aires to Mendoza's celebrated vin... read more

The brand new, full-colour Rough Guide to Argentina is the definitive travel guide to this epic country, with in-depth coverage of its vibrant cities, rich culture and staggeringly diverse scenery. Lively accounts, clear maps and stunning photography throughout bring Argentina's attractions to life, from the thunderous Iguazu Falls and ravishing capital Buenos Aires to Mendoza's celebrated vin... read more

The Rough Guide to Vintage London (Rough Guides)

Emily Bick, Frances Ambler, Lara Kavanagh, Nicholas Jones, Rough Guides, Samantha Cook

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris

DK Publishing

Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014. Experience the best of Paris with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris. This newly updated travel guide for Paris will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, whether you are planning visits to the Louvre and other museums of Paris, a climb up the Eiffel Tower, or just want to go shopping. Expert travel writers have fully ... read more

Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014. Experience the best of Paris with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris. This newly updated travel guide for Paris will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, whether you are planning visits to the Louvre and other museums of Paris, a climb up the Eiffel Tower, or just want to go shopping. Expert travel writers have fully ... read more

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