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San Antonio Biz Journal seeks visual journalist

September 15, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The visual journalist serves as the San Antonio Business Journal‘s visual storyteller and chronicler of personalities, newsworthy events and important business transactions through video, photography and other visual mediums.

Working hand-in-hand with the lead designer and editors that comprise the SABJ’s editorial team, the ideal candidate will:

  • Consistently provide visual content with the highest production values making full use of demonstrated knowledge of digital media.
  • Provide, with exuberance and ferocious enthusiasm, top-quality and compelling ideas, images and video week-in and week-out. The ideal candidate is not an order taker, but a key contributor in the creative process and as such needs to suggest ways to visually enhance both our digital and print products every day.
  • Lead, collaborate and participate weekly with the editorial team to story-board visual elements in our current news gathering process, from Web-only work, to weekly video concepts to print portraits to longer-term series capable of running as centerpieces and slideshows.
  • Keep us on the cutting edge visually, and watch the digital news domain closely for inspiration that can be applied to our work, and shared with the team.
  • Be inherently organized, accessible and reliable for quick and friendly communication in short time frames.
  • Show mastery on all digital platforms (tablets, smartphones and wireless products) to facilitate smooth communication.
  • Demonstrate command of current social media platforms, and be active on social media in your role as the newspaper’s chief visual storyteller. That means meeting measurable goals for follower growth on Twitter, for example.
  • Be aggressive in scheduling assignments as early as possible while remaining flexible and eager to react to developing news stories
  • Be personable and engaged in communicating with people involved in assignments to gain their confidence and their cooperation in attaining the most compelling images and/or vide0


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Four years of experience in professional photojournalism or equivalent. Excellence in digital photography with emphasis on settings, light, exposure, flash, and composition – and the unexpected
  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Bridge and color-correcting processes
  • Basic video/audio production and editing skills
  • Smartphone, PC and tablet savvy
  • Social media active with a regular presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram foremost, and others such as Google + and Tumblr secondarily.


Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements and a link to photo/video samples to ACBJ Creative Director Jon Wile at Only applications with photo/video samples and editorial experience will be considered (please do not send work samples as PDFs or attachments). No phone calls please. No relocation available.


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