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San Diego California United States 92101


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Photographer - Full Time

Job ID: 5049
Job Views: 345
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Newspapers,Photo
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 05.24.2021

Job Description

The San Diego Union-Tribune is looking for a full-time visual journalist to join our photo and video staff. In this role, you’ll work on a wide range of daily assignments and projects with an emphasis on documenting and celebrating San Diego’s cross-border and Latino community life.

You’ll be joining a small but mighty visuals team that regularly prints large photo spreads through the pages of the Sunday paper and innovates online. We’re looking for a visual entrepreneur who can sniff out stories big and small and then bring them to life online and in print using video, photo, audio and writing. Our team is platform agnostic and let our stories guide our approach, whether it’s a documentary short, a portrait project, in-depth reportage, or any other tool we can use to communicate to readers. We value journalists who can pitch and then deliver as much as we value team players who can chip in when the daily schedule gets busy. This is an opportunity to document and celebrate community life.

Please include a link to a portfolio website in your application.

Job Requirements

Role Expectations

  • Take photos and videos for daily news, feature and sports assignments across the greater San Diego region

  • Work closely with our teams covering communities, immigration, the border and our U-T En Español staff to enhance our reporting on San Diego’s Latino communities

  • Develop story ideas to produce photo essays and mid- and long-form documentary video features

  • Work with reporters to determine the best way to illustrate stories

  • Assist with editing and production of photo and video packages online

  • Represent The San Diego Union-Tribune in the community

  • Help photo edit and work to build out web and print packages 


  • Spanish fluency preferred

  • 2+ years of full-time journalism experience or strong newspaper internships

  • Strong news judgment and ethical standards

  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and develop trust with story subjects

  • Ability to turn around assignments on tight deadlines under difficult circumstances

  • Savvy to operate in a digital-first environment while still meeting the demands of print

  • Skilled with Photoshop, Premiere, Photo Mechanic and other photo and video editing software

  • Sharp caption writing and attention to detail

  • Flexible hours 

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the San Diego Union-Tribune!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the San Diego Union-Tribune!  We look forward to reviewing your application.

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