Visual Journalist

Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, South Dakota

Date PostedFebruary 28, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Rapid City Journal is seeking a visual journalist equally adept and productive on print and digital platforms.

This talented photojournalist will be able toconsistently create effective, visually compelling photographs and video from a variety of situations. He or she must be able to provide accurate caption and other written information for photos and videos. The ability to write the occasional news story is a plus.

Rapid City is in a scenic, first-rate news region that includes the Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Ellsworth Air Force Base, historic Deadwood, several Indian reservations, and is in a region with a stable economy and a high quality of life. Lakes, streams and hiking galore await those who enjoy the outdoors, and nearby wide open spaces reflect a Western flair as well. We have mild winters and gorgeous summers.

Essential functions include:

- Produce photographs and video that meet the Rapid City Journal’s quality standards, including technical quality, color correction, visual interest, news value, story-telling content and journalistic integrity.

- Provide multiple compelling images for each assignment. Provide enough images for galleries for most assignments.

- Provide complete and accurate photo captions.

- Be responsible for the planning and timely submission of all assignments; meet deadlines.

- Be able to edit and transmit quickly from remote locations. Use smartphones and other tools when necessary to report on breaking news.

- Generate story ideas and daily enterprise.

- Monitor email, news sources and social media to keep abreast of news.

- Understand and use social media effectively, including Twitter and Facebook.

- Treat all company equipment responsibly.

- Communicate effectively with editors and other colleagues.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our Web site at and learn more about our company at .

Please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio with multimedia examples. Digital portfolios are accepted. Apply online at .

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