The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and recent winner of the state’s highest journalism honor (Keystone Media Awards sweepstakes winner), is looking for an innovative and energetic photojournalist with exceptional photo and video skills to join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate must have a passion for dynamic visual storytelling and high-impact journalism. This journalist should demonstrate high command of techniques and sophisticated craftsmanship in photo/video storytelling to create compelling, informative, emotional and intimate stories in one of America’s most visually vibrant cities.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to …
Photograph daily assignments, including breaking news, health, features, business and sports
Develop photo stories and/or packages for our popular In Focus photo blog and its Sunday print component
Generate story ideas of interest to our diverse community and that can be turned into long-term projects
Produce daily assignment videos for Post-Gazette.com and our social media platforms, as well as polished, longer-term video projects
Exceptional core photojournalism skills (photography and videography, reporting, caption writing and journalistic ethics)
Experience with multimedia storytelling techniques on multiple platforms
Ability to use basic and advanced computer programs, including but not limited to video editing software, Adobe Photoshop and Photo Mechanic
Command of writing, spelling, grammar, AP style
Self-motivated and self-directed
Command of media trends, evolving visual technologies and practices
Organizational skills and effective communication skills
Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment
Understanding of social media and how to respond and engage fan base on digital platforms
Ability to get along with diverse personalities and work collaboratively within the newsroom
Able to give and accept peer-to-peer feedback and training
Apply innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals
This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and minimum liability insurance required by state law.
Education and Experience
1 to 5 years of professional experience, or equivalency
Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. We will also consider candidates with strong internships or robust freelance experience
Proven experience collaborating with a team of reporters, editors on deadline
Other Things to Know
Competitive salary and benefits package
As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs
We are eager to learn more about you and how you could fit in this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done, so include the following:
1. Your resume – one to two pages
2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job
3. A link to your online portfolio and/or samples of your photographic and video work
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