Thursday, June 01, 2006

Photojournalist job opening HERE

The Beaumont Enterprise, the leading daily paper and online news source in Southeast Texas, is seeking an experienced, creative, self-reliant and motivated photojournalist to shoot in a team-oriented, content-rich environment for a paper with a tradition of public service. The successful candidate will have a nose for news, a knack for story-telling and be able to find, develop and bring to life compelling stories for a paper that believes in the power of photojournalism and its potential for online applications. Competitive salary and great benefits. Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to:

Pete Churton, Assistant Managing Editor
The Beaumont Enterprise
P.O.Box 3071, Beaumont TX 77704.

Complete application packages need to be in Beaumont by Friday, June 16, 2006.
The info above is the official company line. What follows are my thoughts. Please don't confuse the two.

Scott moved laterally to a newly-created position for online news content. His move leaves his photo position open. Consequently, this is a win-win situation for the photo department. Nobody quit, got fired or died. :-)

To be fair, this job is for an experienced, competitive, detail-oriented photojournalist who knows how to transmit on deadline from the field and is ready to be slammed by a hurricane. With changes currently taking place, this job is NOT for technophobes. Video knowledge is a definite plus.

There is enough experience on staff to handle a minor learning curve if the perfect candidate comes along. Minority and/or female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Beaumont is a Hearst metro newspaper. As such, it directly competes in-house against some of the top newspapers in the country.

The down side of this job is the successful candidate has to work with me and must tolerate my dumb jokes. ;-}

Since I got a job here, candidates might be wise to look through the information I've posted in All PJ-related posts about getting a staff job. Of particular interest should be How to make portfolios, Make a cover letter, Make a resume, Complete the application package.

Good luck.

Enough for now,

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