The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is looking for an experienced Photographer to join our newsroom. This photojournalist will be expected to cover a variety of assignments, from major league sports to spot news to magazine features. This person will also be expected to develop visual story ideas, with a focus on inclusive, community journalism. Being able to quickly chase breaking news, cover sporting events and cover a variety of assignments will be key. This photojournalist will also need the ability to tell stories through video and with innovative online approaches. As we take our credibility very seriously, the ability to gather complete information and write thorough, accurate photo captions and stories is vital.
Our department creates top tier photo and video journalism. We are looking for an innovative candidate who can push us higher.
Schedule: This is a full-time position that may include night and/or weekend shifts.
We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. If your profile doesn’t match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives.
- Experience: At least three years of professional photojournalism experience within a newsroom.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication or a related field, or equivalent experience.
- Must be able to show examples of generating story ideas and publishing stories with an emphasis on inclusive journalism.
- Show experience covering news, sports and a variety of enterprise stories.
- Must demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, including in the writing of captions.
- Must demonstrate proficiency in photography and video production, including technical quality, color correction, visual interest, news value, story-telling content, journalistic integrity and creative approaches.
- Must maintain professional and respectful interactions with the public while on a variety of assignments.
- Strong knowledge of online news approaches and social media.
- Strong knowledge of AP style, news judgment and journalistic ethics.
Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $60,000 to $85,300, depending on experience and qualifications.
- Medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Optional life and AD&D insurance and long-term care insurance
- 401(k) plan with employer match
- 10 days of annual vacation accrual, increasing with tenure up to 20 days
- 10 days of annual sick accrual; unused sick pay accrues to an extended illness bank
- 9 paid holidays
- Internet stipend for predominately remote employees
- Subsidized transit cards
- Complimentary Seattle Times subscription
- Wellness program
- Parental leave options
Please Note: This position requires both a pre-employment drug screen (excluding cannabis) and a criminal background check once an offer has been made. As a union-represented position, you will also be required to join a union and pay regular membership dues.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
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