Chief photographer

Posted 21-07-2014, offered

The Repository (Canton, OH) seeks a talented photojournalist to lead their photo and video initiatives. This working manager needs to have the vision to work toward the future and the talent to shine in the present. The chief photographer will lead a staff of four other photojournalists. In addition to handling the day-to-day demands, they want someone with the ambition to contribute to their special projects, develop photo and video driven journalism.

This is a management position and he/she will report directly to the managing editor.

• Set priorities for photo content for print and online and assign photography staff to meet those goals.

• Works with newsroom editors to set the strategic content plan for photography.

• Oversee a staff of four photographers and work with local freelance photographers as necessary.

• Coaches the photo staff to ensure they meet expectations for in print and online objectives—photo galleries and other GateHouse interactive goals.

• Maintains daily photo schedule and budget.

• Works with executive editor and managing editor to meet fiscal goals for the department.

• Works with the executive and managing editors on all equipment needs for the department.

• Work with executive and managing editors on database and archiving project for photo department.

• Maintains an inventory of all Repository photo equipment.

• Contributes to the weekly enterprise and project planning meetings.

• Contributes to the creation of print and online special sections in both a leadership and support role as assigned.

• Works with photo staff to ensure they are fully versed on multimedia and print expectations.

• Leads the photo team by example, shooting still and video assignments as necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

Send your resume, references and portfolio to executive editor Teri Hayt,
500 Market Ave., S., Canton, OH 44702 -

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