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Photojournalists produce high quality photos of current events. Typical job duties listed on a Photojournalist resume example include setting up shots, taking and editing pictures, applying effects, meeting deadlines, and maintaining equipment. The most sought-after qualifications for this position are camera technical skills, communication, creativity, the ability to work under pressure, stamina, and time management. Those interested in a Photojournalist career should highlight in their resumes a Bachelor's Degree in photojournalism or a relevant field.

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1

White House Photojournalist

Selected for transfer to Washington DC based on exceptional performance in Beijing, China. Capture photos of significant events of the White House and Capitol Hill and manage feature projects including hearings and press conferences. Research background and facts to provide captions for each edited photo.

  • Led the editing of team coverage of President Obama's address to the joint session of Congress in both 2010 and 2013.
  • Visually documented the 2012 Presidential election while also appointed to provide pool photographic coverage of the four 2012 Presidential election public debates.
  • Selected to take photos of the New START nuclear treaty signing in Prague.
  • Covered events and political presentations surrounding the passage of historic health care legislation.
  • Managed social media platforms; accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; publishing news on regular basis
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Fine Arts
2

Supervisor/editor/photojournalist

  • Assisted production team with the layout of the daily publication
  • Managed and trained a team of 10 photographers
  • Photographed a wide range of college sports, events, and profiles on a daily basis
  • Edited personal and staff photographs for each section, and produced cutlines for all photographs of an award winning newspaper reaching 14,000 readers daily
  • Implemented a new approach in the hiring and training of new photographers resulting in the photography staff having an increase in productivity by 30%
  • Created new methods of communication with publication staff thereby simplifying the distribution of assignments and increasing the production rate by 10%
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Mass Communication
3

Photojournalist & Photographic Technician

Captured crucial investigative record and information imagery documentation

  • Dispensed time-crucial alert photography support to Base Security Forces
  • Oversaw customer support operations, coordinated customers' schedules and produced superior digital photographic prints
  • Managed process for transmitting, receiving and archiving imagery for investigative purposes
  • Accomplished in computer-based photo-editing software skills, selected and edited imagery to enhance Air Force publications
  • Continually inspected and directed a detailed inventory of $500,000 photographic equipment; ensured 100% accountability and functionality of all equipment
  • Created and managed website posts and blogs concerning deployment information while deployed to Afghanistan; ensured maximum content exposure on an international level
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Forensic Science
Photography
4

Photojournalist Instructor

Oversaw the instruction of 100+ service members in basic still photography theories, principals and imagery techniques.

  • Developed and implemented over 16 lesson plans covering 104+ hours of instruction.
  • Administered practical exercises, field/classroom activities and knowledge exams in order to assist students in meeting course objectives.
  • Provided guidance, technical direction and evaluated student progress with imagery composition techniques.
  • Analyzed deficiencies in students whose academic progress indicated probable failure and recommended means to overcome deficiencies.
  • Counseled students concerning their academic progress, performance deficiencies.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
5

Photojournalist

Managed product development as a Noncommissioned officer.

  • Contributed articles to 15,000 issues published weekly to more than 127,000 readers.
  • Managed social media sites that included DVIDs, Army CORE, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Designed visuals for customer basted interaction and feedback.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BFA
Metals And Jewelry
6

Founder and Photojournalist

  • Developed the humanitarian project and raised $5,000 in the 1st month.
  • Selected and managed creative teams in US, UK and Europe.
  • Conceptualized and photographed 100+ photo sessions.
  • Planned and executed multi-media exhibition featuring 30 compelling stories.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
7

Part-time High School Sports Photojournalist

Responsible for shooting and editing highlights of Prep games that aired on TV and website.

  • Made sure high school website content was updated in timely manner.
  • Organized and have good news judgment.
  • Operated camera and editing equipment.
  • Communicated and coordinate coverage plans to the rest of the department.
  • Produced, wrote and edited feature stories.
  • Experience with Edius editing system.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BFA
Film
8

Photojournalist/public Affairs Specialist

Supervised administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, web-based material and photographs for use in command newsletter and civilian newspapers.

  • Researched, prepared, and distributed news releases on Army personnel and activities.
  • Gathered information for military news programs and publications.
  • Arranged and conducted interviews with local soldiers, commanders, city and state officials to gather information for feature news and promotional articles.
  • Coordinated with retention and recruiting sections to increase publicity efforts.
  • Deployed and redeployed personnel and equipment to a warzone in Afghanistan.
  • Trained and managed a team that researched and facilitated reporters from news agencies from around the world.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business
9

Staff Photojournalist

Responsible for shooting news, sports and feature assignments, editing and captioning images

  • Teamed with town editors and reporters to improve local coverage
  • Progressed from weekly community paper to major metro daily as photo staffs were combined with other Sun-Times Media properties
  • Acted as fill-in photo chief, managing as many at 15 staffers and countless freelancers for weeks at a time
  • Assigned as many as 50 weekday and 100 weekend assignments while attending editors meetings and fielding a constant flow of questions and phone requests
  • Developed and documented numerous short and long-term photo stories using contacts and local connections cultivated over the years.
  • Utilized experience gained while migrating from black and white wet darkrooms through mechanized processing of color film and scanners to full digital imaging and video with remote transmission
  • Worked to improve and streamline the department's imaging and assignment workflow
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
21
years
at this job
10

Motorsports Photojournalist

Oversaw media sponsorship contracts.

  • Organized photography sessions with clients.
  • Assisted in managing social media pages that reach over 600,000 people.
  • Coordinated partnerships with domestic and international companies to provide media coverage of motorsport events.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Administrative Management

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