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Company: The Press Democrat
Visual Journalist / Photographer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
January 15, 2013
Job ID: 1455971


The Press Democrat is seeking an experienced photojournalist with an appreciation for the value of visual storytelling and a great eye. Candidates must have a passion for exceptional journalism, whether in print or digital form. You must be able to transition easily from local news, sports and features to stylized magazine photography. The Press Democrat is located in Sonoma County, the heart of California Wine Country, and is a locally-owned media company that includes a 64,000-circulation daily newspaper, multiple news and lifestyle web sites and three lifestyle magazines. The successful applicant will join an award-winning staff of six photographers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to organize and clearly convey information to ensure that the best visual elements are obtained to complement and enrich other elements for publication.
  • Works collaboratively with editors, reporters and designers to choose the appropriate media platform and format to best convey the information.
  • Creates innovative and compelling ways to visually present news events, features and other stories.
  • Upholds ethical standards for visual journalism.
  • Examines work for accuracy and completeness, and makes corrections quickly.
  • Keeps up with developments in visual media and identifies and resolves problems with hardware/software or equipment in a timely fashion.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • At least two years of daily newsroom experience and a portfolio that exhibits skills in editing for print, online and multimedia. 
  • Skill at visual storytelling to create a narrative and convey emotion.
  • Proficiency with relevant technology of visual journalism including hardware and software.
  • Must adhere to strict ethical rules and uphold company ethical standards.
  • Possess ability to gather and organize accurate and relevant information necessary for complete captions.


The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and Paid Time Off.

The Press Democrat is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation. See job description for details.


To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and links to an online portfolio to:


The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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