Journo Jobs

Southeast Missourian seeks a photographer/writer

August 28, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Southeast Missourian seeks photographer interested in creating engaging content for the newspaper’s print and online audience, working in a collaborative team environment where innovation is encouraged and celebrated. This candidate will be working for a family-owned media company in Cape Girardeau’s vibrant downtown that combines big-city attractions, a state university and small-town charm.  This job is IN Cape Girardeau; this is NOT a remote-work position.

The successful candidate must be able to take compelling photographs for a 24-hour online news cycle + three-day print product. There is an opportunity for some writing as well.

Content matter ranges from coverage of concerts and festivals to sports and portraiture, and the photographer will work with reporters to support visual elements for their stories on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to create on-deadline visual content
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • A commitment to listening to and engaging audiences
  • A desire to have fun and enjoy life with colleagues while working in a noble profession that is vital to our community

The Southeast Missourian was one of 10 newspapers in North America selected by Google, Local Media Association, and FTI Consulting for an accelerated project on digital subscriptions. It has previously been involved with Google on three other cutting edge projects, as well as being a technology testing ground for the Associated Press. It was one of 30 news organizations — out of 300 applicants across North America — selected in 2021 to participate in a program with the Facebook Journalism Project.

The Southeast Missourian covers a metro area anchored by Cape Girardeau, which is a thriving community with four hospitals, a university, and a bustling downtown district on the riverfront of the Mississippi. In addition to its news products, Rust Communications operates a marketing agency, events division and magazine operation in Cape Girardeau.

Applicants should submit a resume, work examples and cover letter describing why they would be a fit for the position. Applications should be submitted to editor Rick Fahr at

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