Picture Editor

By far and away the thing I most enjoy about being a Picture Editor is taking an idea and turning it into a newspaper.

I was Picture Editor on the Western Daily Press for six years during which time we twice won Press Gazette Newspaper of the Year, in 2004 we won an unprecedented 7 awards. During my time at the WDP we raised £120k to save bears in China, bought a rescue hovercraft for Burnham on Sea and got the law changed on flying over nuclear power stations.

I joined South West News Service in 2006 and, with director Paul Walters, manage a team of 21 staff photographers. Pictures are at the heart of the SWNS operation and we go to great lengths to ensure that our news picture feed has the best imagery, first. My other responsibilities at SWNS include running our video service, developing and integrating infrastructure and nurturing our talented photographers.

I’m really proud of what our photographers do so I made them this showreel.

SWNS photographers showreel 2014 from jonmills on Vimeo.

The clippings below represent articles that I have been heavily involved in. Many thanks to the photographers whose work is pictured here.

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