The Jackson Sun, JacksonSun.com, in Jackson, TN is seeking a Visual Journalist to create compelling multimedia journalism at this USA TODAY Network daily newspaper and website. The Visual Journalist produces photographs for online and print, photo galleries/slideshows, videos, and writes articles for publication, working as part of the statewide USA TODAY Network-Tennessee visuals team.
Typical job duties:
Creates visual storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms, determined through the use of digital metrics.
Connects with the community through visual storytelling and outreach, in person and online.
Collaborates with reporters to provide the best possible visual elements for key stories.
Coaches and mentors non-visual reporters in photography and multimedia skills.
Works with news director, visuals coach and audience analyst to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.
Experience with professional photography on multiple platforms.
Experience building a personal brand on key social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check and drug screen.
When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible: a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. Its important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.