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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette seeks a photojournalist

February 24, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The PG 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 and our social media platforms, as well as polished, longer-term video projects

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 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

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

When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done, so include the following:

  • Your resume – one to two pages
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job
  • A link to your online portfolio and/or samples of your photographic and video work

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