The Courier Journal, an award-winning news organization in Louisville, Kentucky and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a full-time photojournalist who is skilled in photo and video to join our digital-first news team.
We have a veteran staff of visual story tellers and we have an opening. We are looking for a photographer/videographer who can share stories across multiple platforms.
The successful candidate will be committed to high-quality journalism and multimedia storytelling, someone who can easily create multiple photo packages a day, capturing moments of all kinds from high school sports to redevelopment projects to tornado damage. This job requires a great deal of flexibility and interest in local news, as well as extensive coverage of high school and NCAA Division 1 sports.
Our ideal visual journalist must be comfortable working with reporters and editors to ensure images complement stories and equally comfortable working independently. We are looking for someone who is curious about all aspects of our community and self-motivated, who understands the importance of digital analytics and how journalists can use those tools to best reach audiences.
Journalism communicates vital information. It helps readers develop connections to each other and their communities, and it challenges both readers and powers-that-be to seek change. If you can do this with a camera, we should talk.
•Understands journalism ethics, sourcing and the digital-first mission.
•Core photojournalism skills (reporting, photography, and videography, editing software).
•Bachelor's degree in journalism is preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum experience of at least two years, which could include freelancing, internships, and college publication work.
•Knowledge of AP style, command of English grammar and spelling and a fierce commitment to accuracy.
•Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
•Knows how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enhance reporting and promote stories.
•Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
•Contributes to written – in addition to visual – news reporting as needed.
•News often requires journalists to work extended hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, sometimes unexpectedly.
•A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
•Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check and drug screen.
•Must have the ability to work out of town when needed
•FAA Part 107 Drone certification a plus
•Podcast experience a plus
•Livestream experience a plus
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
1. Your resume – one to two pages.
2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.