Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Freelance photojournalism jobs

A couple websites are seeking photojournalism help:
  • Health, a 1.3 million-circulation magazine focusing on women's health, is seeking to hire a freelance online photo editor to start immediately. Click here for details.
  • Sheckys.com, a popular website about women's fashion, beauty and nightlife, is looking for freelance photographers to photograph popular new bars in New York City. Click here for details.

Location: New York, New York

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paid Fall internships @ Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post, a 175,000-circulation daily newspaper in South Florida, is offering paid internships during the Fall 2009 semester.

One internship is for sportswriting and two internships are for photography. Pay is $475 per week.

Applicants for the sportswriting internship should send a cover letter, resume, reference list and 5-7 clips. E-mail materials to Lynn Kalber, Director of Administration/Digital, at lkalber@pbpost.com.

Photography applicants need to have had at least one previous photo internship. In addition, they should send a photo story (either in slides, prints or on CD) and clips of published works. E-mail materials to Photo Editor Greg Lovett at Glovett@pbpost.com.

Deadline to apply is April 1.

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Photographer @ N.C. newspaper

The Rocky Mount Telegram, a 14,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks staff photographer to shoot news, sports and features.

Newspaper provides a Canon EOS-1D Mark II digital camera and lenses, including a pool 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM. They also provide an Apple laptop for remote transmission.

"Candidates should have degree in photojournalism or related field, plus relevant experience with other publications," the ad states. "Experience in producing audio slideshows and video for the web is a plus."

Competitive salary and benefits offered. Send resume and portfolio to: Alan Campbell, Photographer, Rocky Mount Telegram, P.O. Box 1080, Rocky Mount, NC 27802. Or e-mail: agcampbell@coxnc.com.

Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Friday, February 27, 2009

6-month photo intern @ Birmingham News

The Birmingham News, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama, offers six-month internships in photography.

Deadline is March 15 for the internship beginning July 1. October 15 is the deadline for the internship beginning January 1.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Walt Stricklin, Director of Photography, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202. Or fax to: (205) 325-3440. Or e-mail: wstricklin@bhamnews.com

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stringers @ Western Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers the St. Croix River Valley in Western Wisconsin, seeks freelancers to write stories and/or take photos.

The paper needs "well-rounded journalism students willing to handle a camera or a notepad on a variety of subjects. Part-time stringers to start immediately. Resume builder and small stipend."

For more information, contact Jon Kerr at (715) 262-5454.

Location: Prescott, Wisconsin

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paid photojournalism intern @ Michigan paper

The Monroe Evening News, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper near Detroit, is offering a paid summer internship in photojournalism.

Intern is paid $300 per week and provided with Nikon digital gear and pool glass. "Interns shoot sports, news, features, photo stories and multimedia packages as a full-time member of the four-person photo staff," the ad states.

By March 15, send cover letter, resume and portfolio to: Bryan Bosch, Chief Photographer, The Monroe Evening News, 20 W. First St., Monroe, MI 48161

Location: Monroe, Michigan

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Entry-level photojournalist @ Atlanta newspaper chain

Neighbor Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in the Atlanta area with a combined circulation of nearly 500,000, seeks an entry-level photojournalist.

"We are seeking a highly creative and motivated shooter to cover news, features, and sports at our paper in the south metro Atlanta area," the ad states. "The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in the business, but recent college grads will be considered also. Local candidates will be considered above all others. You must have reliable transportation. You must have your own professional digital SLR camera and lenses as well."

Send a resume, references, and a CD with a mix of news, features, and sports photos (don’t send prints) to: Neighbor Newspapers - Mark Maguire, P.O. Box 449, Marietta, GA 30061. Or e-mail materials to: mmaguire@neighbornewspapers.com. No phone calls.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

UK Student Photographer of the Year contest

United Kingdom students are invited to apply for Fujifilm's Student Photographer of the Year contest.

Here's how it works: Penguin Books is looking for a new image to feature on the cover of Rachel Carson’s  Silent Spring, a highly-acclaimed bestselling book that documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds.

Contest entrants must submit a photograph that captures the significance of this book’s subject: the human destruction of our environment. And the image must be shot on Fujifilm Professional film and must fit the book jacket layout. Images must be taken between 1 September 2008 and 28 February 2009.

There's no fee to apply and the deadline is February 28. The winner will receive 200 pounds worth of free film along with the "Student Photographer of the Year" title. Apply online.

London, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photojournalists @ Maine newspapers

Current Publishing, a chain of six weekly newspapers in Southern Maine, seeks part-time and/or freelance photographers "who have a passion for shooting people and covering local news."

Hours are flexible and vary. The newspapers reach a combined 100,000 readers throughout York and Cumberland Counties in Maine.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to: Brendan Moran, Executive Editor, Current Publishing, P.O. Box 840, Westbrook, ME 04098. Or e-mail: bmoran@keepmecurrent.com.

Westbrook, Maine

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paid photojournalism internships @ National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine is offering paid photography internships during the summer and fall of 2009.

The internships run 14 weeks and pay $480 per week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

"The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world," the announcement states. "It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular 'shooters' are former summer interns."

Selection is based on a portfolio. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents. Both college and graduate students are eligible, and the selection committee will also consider someone not currently in school.

By January 31, send a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist. CDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi.

Address application packet to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (Clearly label your envelope, NGM Photography Internship, and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.)

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 95,000 circulation daily newspaper in Southwest Virginia, offers a paid photojournalism internship during the summer. Current students and recent graduates are eligible.

"This is an advanced internship where you will be working on daily assignments as well as stories and multimedia projects," the ad states. "Our interns are treated as staff photographers and are closely supervised and coached. You will cover a wide range of daily assignments and be strongly encouraged to produce one longer-term, in-depth story."

Paid internships run for 12 weeks from May to August The interns is supplied with Nikon digital gear, lighting equipment and digital recorders (for audio slideshows) and must be technically proficient in an electronic darkroom.

Apply online by January 23.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship in Michigan

The Muskegon Chronicle, a 43,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the eastern shore of Michigan, offers a paid photojournalism internship during the summer.

The internship runs 10 weeks and pays $400 per week. Deadline to apply is January 15.

E-mail cover letter, résumé with references and portfolio of photos (digital portfolios should include captions and be Macintosh compatible – no online portfolios) to Photo Editor Greg Dorsett at gdorsett@muskegonchronicle.com.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Entry-level photographer @ Illinois TV station

WIFR-TV, a CBS affiliate in Rockford, Ill., seeks a photographer to work weekends and three days during the week with its newscast.

"Will consider entry level," the news director says. "The successful candidate will have hands-on photography and editing experience. Work with new digital cameras and Avid Newscutter system."

E-mail resume to dave.smith@wifr.com. Send non-returnable tape and hard copy of resume to: Dave Smith, News Director, WIFR-TV P.O. Box 123 Rockford, IL 61105.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Entry-level journalism jobs in Minnesota

A couple Minnesota newspapers are currently seeking reporters and/or photographers, according to Minnesota Newspaper Association's job board:
  • Reporter/Photographer: The award-winning Litchfield Independent Review is accepting resumes for a full-time reporter/photographer position. Duties include writing features, crime and government news, as well as photography. Knowledge of Quark XPress, Photoshop and Web publishing required. The company offers a competitive salary, health and life insurance, 401(k) saving and company match, profit sharing and an environment in which you can do your best. Send resume and clips to Brent Schacherer, Independent Review, 217 Sibley Ave. N., Litchfield, MN 55355. Or, respond to editor@independentreview.net. If you want to grow your skills or settle into a better job, respond by December 15.
  • Reporter: The Tri-County News of Cottonwood, Minn., is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of reporter. Duties at our weekly newspaper include reporting on community and school events, sports, local government and human interest stories. Experience or education in reporting, photography or page layout a plus, but we are willing to train an individual who is willing to learn. Must be self-motivated. We offer a competitive wage, and a complete benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; short term and long term disability; 401(k) with match; vacation, sick and holiday pay and Flex account plan. Send a letter of interest, resume, references and writing samples to Dave Smiglewski, at our sister newspaper at the Granite Falls Advocate Tribune, P.O. Box 99, Granite Falls Minn. 56241, or e-mail smig@mvtvwireless.com or call Dave at 320-564-2126.

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