JOB: Photojournalist (VA)

How do you want to tell visual stories? Where do you want to do it?

We’ve redefined visual storytelling here in our small-newspaper environment. Our shooters cover hard news and sports, work with reporters on enterprise assignments and take the lead in their own projects.

The goal is to use each visual tool to tell the story the best way possible.

We’re too small and flexible NOT to experiment and learn every day.

If you’re looking for someplace that’s infinitely livable, reasonably affordable, technologically current and well on the road to a digital future, consider The News Leader in Staunton, Va. As an applicant from a larger newspaper not long ago told us, we act like a much bigger newspaper, with design sophistication, thoughtful planning and deep local-local coverage.

Print is respected and valued by our readers; desktop, mobile web and apps are growing each day. We’re innovating, finding new ways to connect to readers with the content they want.

As a Gannett newspaper, we’re intensely local and plugged into the resources and strategies of our wider company to help serve readers. What does that mean? It means we’re what we’ve always been: Local-local. Only more so. It means we want to fulfill readers’ every local information need.

If you’re a photographer looking to move into a fast and flexible daily news environment, look at us. If you’re all about great images and daily portrayal of community, we’re right for you. If you want to put your skills to work in digital media, we’re small enough that you can follow your curiosity without running into departmental walls and bureaucratic barriers. If you bring fresh perspectives and diversity, we value you.

As for amenities: Historic downtown. Victorian homes. Friendly people. Coffee houses. Mountains. Lakes. Streams. Trails and trout. The white blaze of the AT. Highways to Charlottesville, D.C. and points beyond. Vacations and all the other usual benefits.

But enough about us. What about you? Tell us what you’re looking for. Tell us about your skills and your successes. Tell us why you’re a good fit for us, and we for you. Tell Executive Editor Dave Fritz, in an e-mail to and send a link to your online portfolio.


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