Photographers

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A freelance photographer captures the visual elements necessary to the stories that are printed in the newspaper. Photographers are specifically responsible for:

  • A minimum of one assignment per week
  • Checking in twice a week
  • Checking tip sheets
  • Communicating effectively (be it calling, e-mailing or talking in person) with reporters and editors for assignments and photo possibilities
  • Write cutlines for all your photos in publication or online
  • Working effectively with the photo editor
  • Working effectively with the design desk in coordinating photo illustrations
  • Flexible scheduling and being able to work on-call
  • Attending required staff meetings and desk meetings as announced
  • Setting individual goals each semester to improve journalistic skills

Direct supervisor: Photo editor

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