The Associated Press seeks a Photographer for its Montgomery, Alabama bureau.
This Photographer provides photographic coverage of spot news, enterprise and sports, including professional sports, primarily in Alabama but also in surrounding states and in the region as required.
This person works closely with the Regional Photo Editor – South, bureau staff and national editors to ensure planning and coverage of news and enterprise in the region. He/ she generate projects that add a dimension beyond the daily report. The incumbent helps develop and maintain a network of freelance photographers, including making and monitoring assignments. He/she maintains close contact with member photographers and encourages contributions to the photo report.
The photographer covers national assignments as required; travel is required. All candidates must have superior news judgment and the photographic skills to cover a wide variety of events competitively, as well as demonstrated ability to generate strong photos beyond scheduled assignments. Skills include a sharp sense of photocomposition, the ability to compose as events unfold and tell a story photographically.
Creativity is critical, as well as the ability to meet deadlines. The applicant must be able to edit digital images and transmit using appropriate technology. Proficiency in writing captions that are accurate and informative is essential. Multimedia skills are a must. This person must be self-motivated, well organized, as well as flexibility to juggle priorities; good planning skills are essential. He/she must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Interpersonal skills to deal constructively with co-workers, freelancers and members are paramount. The candidate must be eager and able to work as part of a team, to work effectively and independently.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.
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JOB: AP Photographer (AL)