Work closely with other people concerned with the story, such as journalists and picture editors, and agree the photographic requirements for a story;
handle admin arrangements such as timing, press cards, transport and access to restricted areas, venues and events;
photograph events or personalities, and note details for photographic captions;
add relevant keywords to image files for picture libraries so the images can be recognised in search engines;
ensure all pictures are appropriate, processed, catalogued and ready in time to meet deadlines;
prepare and send digital photographs for newspaper publication to deadline;
maintain up-to-date knowledge of current news stories and any specialist areas;
source freelance photographers for a job or existing photographs if pushed to meet a deadline;
arrange lighting and other requirements for magazine studio shoots;
check the weather forecast and light values of places beforehand;
maintain photographic and electronic communications equipment.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
excellent technical skills, using digital and non-digital cameras and industry-standard software such as Photoshop;
ability in, and knowledge of, video, taking into account video packages on various newspaper websites;
initiative when reacting quickly to situations;
the ability to convey information;
awareness of the positions taken by the publication you are applying to;
creativity and an eye for a picture;
assertiveness with courtesy;
the ability to work under pressure and to meet tight publication deadlines.
HND/BSC in photography
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Qualified applicants should forward their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.