Visual Journalist

Editorial Columbia, SC


Responsibilities include:

  • Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work

  • Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print

  • Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues


Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Education:  College degree required.

Special Training:  Ability to quickly edit video. Extensive background in journalism, video and online media preferred.  

Experience: Minimum of 3 years digital journalism experience. Familiarity with DSLR and professional video cameras, non-linear editing and video content management systems.  

This position will be based in Columbia, SC, offices and will report to the Visuals Editor. Some travel may be required.

Please submit cover letter, resume and a link to a visual portfolio including video and still photojournalism via the buttons below.

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities.  Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.