Date posted: 8/24/18
Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Can you work with reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in an appealing way? Do you want to be part of an interactive staff and an award-winning website? If so, let’s talk about this opportunity.
As a photographer with The Herald-Whig, you join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate brings big ideas and works collaboratively. Our recently reorganized newsroom staff brings more people into the planning process, and the position calls for a candidate ready to be a key player in print and online. The Herald-Whig is a smaller newspaper that thinks big. Former Whig employees have gone on to work at the Gatehouse design center in Austin, Texas; The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind.; and the Chicago Tribune.
You must have experience in photo planning and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and social media expertise is a must. You will need to be able to handle photo assignments as assigned, provide copy editors with accurate information, meet standards for high-quality digital photos, be proficient in use of all cameras and associated equipment, assist editors in use and display of local photos, produce quality video for interactive platform, react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The seven-day newspaper publication has won more than 70 state and national awards the past two years, and our circulation is growing.
Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa.
The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to:
Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com and ab