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Photojournalist

The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization and one of the nation’s premier regional news sources, is looking for an experienced Photojournalist to join our newsroom. 

As a Photojournalist, you will be expected to cover a variety of assignments, from major league sports to spot news to magazine features to visually-driven enterprise. You should be comfortable developing visual story ideas with a focus on inclusive, community journalism while proving your ability to tell stories through video and with innovative online approaches. Sports photography, on and off the field of play, will also be essential. Ideally, you deeply believe in visual journalism’s role in reaching diverse audiences in print and online and have experience creating work that reflects diverse experiences within communities.

As we take our credibility very seriously, the ability to gather complete information and write thorough, accurate photo captions and stories is vital.

The Seattle Times serves the Pacific Northwest with some of the most impactful photo and video journalism of any regional news source. 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: Three years of professional photojournalism experience within a deadline-driven newsroom is preferred.
  • 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 have demonstrated ability to collaborate with editors, photographers, reporters, designers and other journalists.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
  • Strong knowledge of online news approaches and social media.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style, news judgment and journalistic ethics.

 

This position requires a criminal background check and drug screen for controlled substances (including marijuana) after an offer is given. You will also be required to maintain personal vehicle insurance and a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment.

 

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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