Staff photographer

Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas

Date PostedDecember 06, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The Beaumont Enterprise is looking for a talented photojournalist who can drive online traffic and understands the value of social media. Our shooters use Nikon D5, D4 and D3 cameras with remote lighting and an array of lenses ranging from 18 to 300 mm. Pool lenses range up to 600 mm. Our computers are Macbook Pros with extended RAM and we purchase new equipment every year. The Enterprise appreciates the value photography brings to both print and online publications and works to improve our photographers' ability to shoot, gather news and advance their careers.

Beaumont is a colorful midsize city where Louisiana Cajun culture meshes with Texas' western spirit. Our seven-county coverage area offers photographers a variety of interesting subjects.

The Enterprise is a Hearst newspaper, along with our sister papers the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong visuals for news, feature and sports assignments.
  • Produce photo galleries of events, people and stories to help drive online traffic.
  • Work with reporters to develop the most appropriate visuals for illustrating their stories.
  • Meet hourly, daily and weekly deadlines
  • Seek out appropriate visual journalism subjects and opportunities.
  • Work in a variety of conditions, locations and circumstances to get the right image or video.
  • Use an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialist software.
  • Perform maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment working properly. 
  • Manage the processing and use of images and videos, discussing technical problems, checking for quality, and dealing with editor concerns. 
  • Develop expertise with software to digitally enhance, retouch, and resize images, change emphasis, crop pictures, and correct minor faults.
  • Coordinate photo library with graphic designers, reporters, and editors to understand images required and usage
  • Adhere to the newsroom workflow to meet all deadlines.
  • Engage in research to develop new photography and video procedures and materials. 
  • Attend staff meetings and communicate routinely with editors, designers and peers within the organization. 
  • Edit and upload photos and videos to system, creating cut lines for each.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or certificate from vocational school.
  • 1-2 years of training and/or on-the-job experience.
  • Excellent listening, speaking and written communication skills. 
  • Strong computer/digital skills with understanding of various platforms utilized in production of stories and photographs.
  • Creativity and attention to detail. 
  • Strong interest in news and the community. 

Interested candidates may apply to Guiseppe Barranco at gbarranco@hearstnp.com with the subject line: BE Photojournalist: last name, first name.


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