Photographer

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full Time
  • Newsroom
  • Experienced

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 and cover sporting events, as well as sports enterprise off the field of play, 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.

In your application, please include a link to your portfolio of work.

 

Qualifications

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.
  • Strong knowledge of online news approaches and social media.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style, news judgment and journalistic ethics.

 

Schedule

Includes nights, weekends, and morning hours as required. 

 

This position requires a pre-employment background check, drug screen for controlled substances (excludes cannabis), and is a union position requiring regular paid dues each month.

 

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 2.1 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, please contact Human Resources at careers@seattletimes.com and provide a description of the reasonable accommodation(s) needed.

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