The visual journalist serves as the Tampa Bay 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 TBBJ’s local content 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 local content and design teams 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 with the local content team.
- 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.
Send resume and portfolio link to Editor Alexis Muellner (email@example.com) and Creative Director Jon Wile (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 27.