The Cortez Journal seeks a full-time photographer to produce crisp, compelling images of local news and features.
The successful applicant will have a degree in journalism or related experience and a proven ability to photograph a wide range of images. Journal photographers cover the gamut of Southwest Colorado lifestyles and activities. Examples of assignments include breaking news of a wildfire, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management mustang roundup, grape crushing for a wine festival, bull riding at a local rodeo, profiles of Southwestern artists, and middle school science fairs.
The Journal is a family-owned, 3x/week, 7,000-circulation community newspaper. The publication is overhauling its Web pages and plans to launch a new Web design. The Journal also plans to launch a daily (Monday-through-Saturday) Web edition. The daily Web edition will operate like a daily print edition, and the photographer must be able to function under daily deadlines.
The Journal intends to utilize photographs, including photo galleries, extensively on the Web site. This will provide readers with more images than the Journal can publish in print, and it will give Journal photographers an opportunity to feature more of their images than they can in print. The Journal also intends to utilize some video content for its Web pages. The photographer will need some knowledge of video equipment or the ability to learn video techniques.
The position requires a Tuesday-through-Saturday schedule with some nighttime assignments.
Southwest Colorado, where Cortez is located, ranges from high desert country to San Juan Mountain peaks rising more than 14,000 feet. Residents here enjoy hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, camping, fly fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, river rafting and other activities. Mesa Verde National Park is next door, and southern Utahâ€™s canyon country is a short drive away.
The Journal offers a full benefit package, including medical/dental/vision and life insurance, recreation center membership, paid time off and 401k plan with a generous company match. We work in a spacious building close to the city rec center. The award-winning newsroom staff is congenial and informal.
The Journal is an equal-opportunity employer. The publication offers a drug-free workplace, and drug screening is mandatory for new employees.
E-mail a cover letter, resume, photo samples and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them to Human Resources, P.O. Box J, Cortez, CO 81321.
[a former member]
2007-10-21 22:40:51 UTC
Oct 21 2007