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News - Photographer/Videographer

Memphis, TN, USA Req #9044
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

The Commercial Appeal, a USA Today Network-Tennessee newspaper, seeks a multi-platform visual journalist equally skilled in photography and video, as well as experience in social media and writing. The ideal candidate will be equally at home shooting and producing high-quality videos as they are creating robust photo galleries from assignments.
 
Memphis is home to vibrant food and music scenes, major companies such as FedEx, St. Jude Children's Research Center and Service Master, is a great sports town with the Memphis Grizzlies, University of Memphis Tigers and the World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational featuring an elite field of select golfers and hosts major events including Memphis in May International Festival.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate photojournalist who loves and can balance daily and project community journalism.

In your cover letter, please include what you know about Memphis and why you believe this city is the best place for you to continue your journalism career.
 

Job duties include:

  • Create visual storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms, determined through the use of digital metrics

  • Collaborate with reporters to provide the best possible visual elements

  • Cover daily assignments including breaking news, community events, high school and college sports via stills and video

  • Generate daily enterprise and in-depth visual stories using both stills and video

  • Connect with the community through visual storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Communications, journalism or equivalent in experience and education

  • Experience as a professional visual journalist on multiple platforms

  • Experience building a personal brand on key social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

  • Experience with the Adobe suite of video software including Premiere Pro and After Effects


    Application Instructions:

    When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible:  a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It’s important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.
     
      

    We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% company match.

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Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details

  • Job Family Photography & Video
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Memphis, TN, USA