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Company: The Brownsville Herald
Position:
Seeking dynamic photojournalist
Location:
Texas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
July 30, 2013
Job ID: 1504975

Description:

The Brownsville Herald, a 20,000-plus circulation newspaper in South Texas, is seeking a talented, hard-working photojournalist who is as comfortable setting up an environmental portrait as chasing breaking crime, news and border issues.

Besides the daily seven-day newspaper, we feed into a portfolio of AIM Media Texas niche products, including three magazines that can showcase our images. Video editing skills for online multimedia presentations are a plus.

We are looking for a photographer who can work well with reporters, editors and designers as we seek to keep graphics and visual content fresh and stimulating for our readers. A good candidate for this position should have professional experience and skills in digital journalism; the ability to shoot a variety of topics, including breaking news, sports and for graphic illustration; solid writing skills that make cutlines and copyblocks pop; the ability to shoot and create interesting photo galleries and multimedia presentations and post them online.

We’re looking for someone who can fulfill the following requirements:

>>A degree in photojournalism or the equivalent of 4 years of study of photography.

>>A portfolio of work that contains photographs that would be worthy of publication in a daily newspaper, including: spot news, features, sports and documentary.

>>The photographer must be proficient with digital 35mm camera gear as well as using Photoshop, Lightroom and Photo Mechanics software programs.

>>A staff photographer will be required to work a 40-hour workweek and be in physical shape to cover a variety of demanding situations such as carrying multiple cameras, lenses and portable strobes. As well as working in the extreme heat and humidity of South Texas.

>>Situations will include covering sporting events, spot news events as well as daily news situations. The majority of the workday requires the photographer to be out and about, in and out of a vehicle in order to cover assignments. More time is spent in the field than doing work at a desk. So physical demands are high as a staff photographer.

>>Maintain a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.

>>Fluency in both English and Spanish is an advantage.

The Brownsville Herald is located in Brownsville, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley on the border with Mexico. Brownsville is a growing city of about 200,000 people and has one of the nation’s lowest costs of living.

Brownsville is home to the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The city neighbors South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beach, with fishing, surfing, camping and clubbing, as well as birding and a thriving eco-tourism industry.

This is the perfect opportunity to join a newspaper family that believes the future of news gathering is solid both in print and online.

Send resume and cover letter to Editor Ryan Henry, rhenry@brownsvilleherald.com, with a sample of your photographic and written work.

When applying, mention that you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.

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