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News - Visual Journalist, Photographer/Videographer

Jackson, TN, USA Req #9046
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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VISUAL JOURNALIST
The Jackson Sun, JacksonSun.com, in Jackson, TN is seeking a Visual Journalist to create compelling multimedia journalism at this USA TODAY Network daily newspaper and website. The Visual Journalist produces photographs for online and print, photo galleries/slideshows, videos, and writes articles for publication, working as part of the statewide USA TODAY Network-Tennessee visuals team.


Typical job duties:

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

  • Connects with the community through visual storytelling and outreach, in person and online.

  • Collaborates with reporters to provide the best possible visual elements for key stories.

  • Coaches and mentors non-visual reporters in photography and multimedia skills.

  • Works with news director, visuals coach and audience analyst to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
     

Requirements:

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

  • Experience with professional photography on multiple platforms.

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

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check and drug screen.
 

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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Other details

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