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The New Mexican, Inc.

Date Posted June 04, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty General Assignment
Job Status Full-time

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Are you a passionate and inventive photographer ready to capture the heartbeat of Santa Fe? The Santa Fe New Mexican is on the hunt for a dynamic photojournalist to fill a rewarding full-time role. If you thrive on the thrill of chasing stories, capturing moments, and crafting compelling visual narratives, we want to hear from you.

About Us: At The New Mexican, we’re not just a newspaper, we’re a community. As an independent and locally-owned publication, we pride ourselves on delivering impactful local coverage while also venturing into the broader state and regional stories. Situated in the vibrant artistic hub of Santa Fe, our city boasts a rich cultural tapestry and abundant outdoor adventures, making it an exceptional place to call home and work.

What We’re Looking For: Our ideal candidate is a seasoned photographer with a minimum of two years’ experience in a newspaper or similar online platform. You’ll need a diverse portfolio showcasing your versatility across various genres, from spot news to sports, portraits to feature stories, and everything in between. Proficiency in Photoshop, PhotoMechanic, and video editing software is a must, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are essential for this role, which includes some night and weekend assignments.

What You’ll Do: Joining our veteran team of three photographers, you’ll play a vital role in shaping our news coverage. Beyond capturing captivating images, you’ll collaborate closely with our editorial team, pitching story ideas, cultivating sources, and contributing to long-term projects. Your work will not only inform but also inspire, driving home the emotions and impact of each story you tell.

Why Work With Us: As an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, we’re committed to supporting our team members both personally and professionally. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, insurance, dental, retirement plans, and more. At The Santa Fe New Mexican, you’ll find a supportive environment where your creativity and dedication are valued and rewarded.

How to Apply: Ready to seize this exciting opportunity? Send your inquiries directly to Photo Editor Jim Weber at [email protected]. Along with your comprehensive portfolio, we invite you to include a cover letter detailing your strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations in the field of photojournalism. Don’t forget to provide three references with your resume. Please refrain from phone calls at this time.

Join us in capturing the essence of Santa Fe and making a difference in our community—one frame at a time.

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