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Multimedia Journalist

Company Location:
San Diego
Job Location:
San Diego
Posted on:
March 25, 2022
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Job Description

The Multimedia Journalist will work closely with the Managing Editor, Daily News, the Engagement Editor, and news staff to supplement VOSD stories.

Voice of San Diego seeks a Multimedia Journalist with an eye for powerful visual storytelling. The Multimedia Journalist would serve as the visual lead for Voice of San Diego. That includes taking quality images to accompany our reporting, and separately working on their own short-term and long-term photo essays. This person would not be limited to photo essays for storytelling. They would have the ability to capture stories that matter by producing videos, social media posts and written content for the website and newsletters. Their written work would focus on finding narratives in San Diego’s communities.

The Multimedia Journalist will work closely with the Managing Editor, Daily News, the Engagement Editor, and news staff to supplement VOSD stories.

We Are Looking For Someone Who

  • Has experience shooting breaking news, portrait and landscape photography. This person must know how to write descriptive and accurate captions.
  • Is a self-starter who can find interesting photo essay ideas and follow topics related to our reporting to help our readers better understand the region.
  • Is comfortable using Instagram and passionate about growing our audience there with compelling visuals and videos.
  • Writes clearly and has strong spelling, punctuation and AP Style knowledge.

Voice of San Diego has been a pioneering investigative, nonprofit news organization for 17 years. Our writers have the freedom and responsibility to tackle the biggest issues we come across.

We believe San Diego is strong enough to face its most uncomfortable and intractable problems. But we also seek to educate, enlighten and entertain readers who care about San Diego's future and seek an excellent and just government.
See our Guidelines for New Reporters for more about our unique approach.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Minimum salary is $60,000. Compensation includes health, life, and disability insurances plus a 401k savings plan and company match.

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter and at least three work samples (one each of the following: photos, videos, written work) to VOSDHR@voiceofsandiego.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Shoot photos for daily stories and long-term projects
  • Produce short-term and long-term photo essays
  • Edit photos and write captions
  • Creative brainstorming for social media and visuals for stories
  • Write community focused stories for the website and/or newsletters
  • Shoot and edit video
  • Create visual and multimedia representations of news story narratives — including policies, processes and data — making concepts easily digestible for the average audience
  • Maintain media archive
  • Publish Voice of San Diego content on social media and voiceofsandiego.org
  • Serve as back-up for other members of the product team for key duties, such as show production, social media management, etc.
  • Creative consulting on development of new products and projects, such as reporting projects, magazines, fundraising campaigns and branded visual media
  • Other duties as assigned

Education And/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or a related/equivalent degree; or experience producing multimedia at a news organization.
  • Experience producing work for digital platforms in a fast paced, daily newsroom.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover.


  • Visual storytelling
  • Social media competency and management
  • Proficiency in Adobe products for creating and manipulating media, such as, but not limited to:
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere Pro
    • After Effects
    • Illustrator
    • Audition
  • Keep up with current multimedia journalism standards and practices
  • Maintain photo archive, provide photos for news and operations projects to ensure high standards
  • Manage, distribute and upload media to media management systems, including desktop and external hard drives, cloud-based drives, media asset managers, content management systems.
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