Visual Journalist

Lee Enterprises Inc   St Louis, MO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch/stltoday.com is seeking a creative and innovative photographer/videographer to join our Pulitzer Prize-winning visuals staff.

We're looking for someone who is efficient in shooting stills and video for our daily news, features and sports assignments. We want a self-starter who is eager to push the multimedia journalism curve with innovative ideas and a unique perspective.

You will help cover three professional sports teams, breaking news, long-form features and everything in between. You must be equally comfortable with stills and video, and you must be able to work on tight deadlines.

The ability to produce and edit videos and photo galleries in a fast-paced environment is a must. A drone pilot license, or willingness to obtain one, is a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Four-year college degree and/or at least 2 years of video/photo-journalism experience for a news organization
  • Video portfolio demonstrating a range of versatility of quick hit videos to more in depth-multi camera work
  • Still photo portfolio demonstrating a range of daily news, features and sports photos and any project work.
  • Great photo/video storytelling and editing skills
  • Able to edit and tone images and write accurate captions while on deadline.
  • Comfortable with location and studio lighting
  • Highest journalism ethics
  • Proficiency in managing social media to promote work
  • Ability to carry and manage necessary gear to produce daily work in various terrains
Software
Adobe Premiere
Photo Mechanic
Photoshop
Knowledge of social media video tools

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.