JOB: Richmond Photojournalist

Job Description
Staff photojournalist with the ability to tell stories visually and capture stills, video and audio in a meaningful, creative and ethical manner. Cover daily assignments as well as generating ideas and working with reporters, editors and producers on projects. Must be able to provide complete and accurate captioning following the AP Stylebook. Other duties include: processing of film or digital imagery, scanning, editing, cropping, scaling, toning to standards, archiving — including the proper filing of negatives and/or digital images on the day photographed. Every staff photographer helps with lab duties as needed and may be required to train and work on the photo desk. This sometimes means spending the whole shift processing digital images. This may include: studio photography, digital imagery, retrieval of archival materials, electronic printing, redistribution of imagery, answering inquiries, flatbed scanning, captioning and filing. Infrequent, out-of-town jobs will be part of the work mix, requiring overnight or multiple-day stays on location.

Required Skills
Demonstrated photographic skills including: spot news, feature, sports, portraiture, small and large studio setups, lighting and exposure, remote location lighting, use of fill flash. Computer literacy using PC platforms including demonstrated skills and understanding of Photoshop and its color management and a word processing program, and Adobe Premiere Pro. Experience with remote transmission of images and video. Proficiency in English composition, grammar, syntax, punctuation and spelling. Demonstrated journalistic skills including understanding of accepted professional standards. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public, colleagues and editors, be able to take constructive criticism and direction. Must generate own story ideas. Must be an effective time manager, set priorities, accomplish tasks in the order needed at the time needed. Accurate Typist. Driver’s license required. Required to work a rotating shift that changes weekly. Must be able to communicate with colleagues and editors and work as part of a team when needed, and must be able to take constructive criticism and direction. Must be able to juggle several assignments/stories at one time. Must be familiar with the workflow of a website and use developing technology, including smart phones, to deliver photos, audio and video of breaking news.

Required Experience
Three years experience on a daily newspaper or website preferred.

Job Location
Richmond, VA US
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