Freelance Photojournalist Resume Samples

A Freelance Photojournalist is a self-employed professional who combines photography skills, and interest in current events to produce realistic photos for websites, specific newspapers, magazines, and individuals on a contractual basis. Essential roles and responsibilities are listed on the Freelance Photojournalist Resume as – taking photographs of noteworthy local and global events, important locations, people, events, or moments; processing photos by developing negatives or editing digital images to produce clear visuals, composing headlines, captions, and other descriptive tags, using photo editing software, presenting photos to editors or supervisors to review and approve, negotiating the price of images and photography services, conducting research to verify facts on event or incident before a photoshoot; and conducting interviews to obtain facts that validate a news story.

The following skills and abilities are most commonly sought by employers – thorough knowledge of digital camera equipment, lighting equipment, lenses, and other necessary photography tools, editing skills, creativity, time management skills, and flexibility. Familiarity with photography equipment and photo editing software is also needed. Employers seek candidates having a degree in communications or journalism.

 

Freelance Photojournalist Resume example

Freelance Photojournalist Resume

Summary : Hands-on media professional with a unique blend of visual acuity and writing talents. Aims to elevate that game. With intuitiveness and resourcefulness, strives to make a positive difference and has the ability to assist any organization in their continued success.

Skills : Cross-Platform, Training Skills.

Description :

    1. Shoot studio, tabletop, fashion, general news, sport news, and sports photography.
    2. Traveled to the location and take digital photographs that can stand alone or go with a story.
    3. Created picture packages.
    4. Independently decided appropriate lens, aperture, shutter speed, film speed (ISO), and supplementary lighting to create visually interesting photographs.
    5. Accurately captioned the photographs in the client's style on deadline.
    6. Proposed solutions for system designs and architecture of Photosystems that directly impact users.
    7. Contributed to technical discussions to gather requirements and develop product features or solutions while maintaining standard methodologies.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        10+ Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Senior
                        Education
                        Education
                        BA In Fine Art Photography


                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Seeks to obtain a Videography/Editor position. A self-motivated photojournalist with a passion for visual storytelling. Have shot and edited many stories in the medical field, including various health issues, emerging research and technologies as well as live operations.

                        Skills : Trimming, edging, and mowing three properties for two years.

                        Description :

                          1. Worked on assignment shooting still images for general news, feature, sports, and spot news.
                          2. Shooted in a variety of locations requires a professional understanding of lighting and the ability to adapt to changing conditions.
                          3. Used an editorial process to determine images that best suit the story.
                          4. Edited and uploaded images for print and the web.
                          5. Maintained up-to-date knowledge about current news, politics, and local events.
                          6. Hired to capture the diversity of the local people and business for revolving exhibitions in the new museum.
                          7. Received Photoshop training in concurrence with applied photojournalism skills.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism


                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Professional with 14 years of demonstrated success in program and business development. Particular expertise in delivering a high level of customer service and conveying complex technical information succinctly.

                        Skills : Multi-Task Management, Energetic And Organized, Excellent Communication.

                        Description :

                          1. Built and maintained a traditional darkroom.
                          2. Grew a base of private clients and news organizations.
                          3. Created and maintained a proprietary management system.
                          4. Performed assignments covering events, news, and sports.
                          5. Edited, processed, and uploaded images with metadata to engage editors and picture buyers.
                          6. Carried out 6 to 10 still photography assignments weekly.
                          7. Provided on-call field and ENG production services for various clients.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Seeks to attain a most challenging position addressing the needs of inner-city youth through community outreach and diverse avenues of communication.

                        Skills : Energetic And Organized, Excellent Communication, Quick Learner, Outstanding Interpersonal.

                        Description :

                          1. Responsible for image acquisition, production quality, and equipment Camera.
                          2. Reported on local and statewide events, securing sources, and double-checking facts.
                          3. Presented unique and engaging story ideas for publication.
                          4. Photographed events and happenings for a daily newspaper.
                          5. Interviewed event participants and wrote articles to accompany photos.
                          6. Taken pictures of events or people who are subjects of articles.
                          7. Worked with your team to build systems that are highly scalable and fault-tolerant.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Providing great customer service with a growing company. Assertive, self-motivated, goal-oriented, organized, and efficient. A team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts.

                        Skills : Multi-Task Management, Training Skills.

                        Description :

                          1. Digitally archived photographs.
                          2. Interviewed and recorded subjects, pitch story ideas to editors.
                          3. Assisted the production team with the layout of the daily publication.
                          4. Managed and trained a team of 10 photographers.
                          5. Photographed a wide range of college sports, events, and profiles on a daily basis.
                          6. Edited personal and staff photographs for each section, and produced cutlines for all photographs of an award-winning newspaper reaching 14,000 readers daily.
                          7. Implemented a new approach in the hiring and training of new photographers resulting in the photography staff having an increase in productivity by 30%.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Seeks to obtain a permanent career that provides challenging assignments as well as growth opportunities that will motivate to contribute to the productivity of the company and further develop skills.

                        Skills : Strong Research, Superior Attention To Detail, Computer Proficient, Customer Service, Critical Thinker.

                        Description :

                          1. Created new methods of communication with publication staff thereby simplifying the distribution of assignments and increasing the production rate by 10%.
                          2. Dispensed time-crucial alert photography support to Base Security Forces.
                          3. Oversaw customer support operations, coordinated customers' schedules, and produced superior digital photographic prints.
                          4. Managed process for transmitting, receiving, and archiving imagery for investigative purposes.
                          5. Accomplished in computer-based photo-editing software skills, selected and edited imagery to enhance Air Force publications.
                          6. Continually inspected and directed a detailed inventory of $500,000 photographic equipment; ensured 100% accountability and functionality of all equipment.
                          7. Created and managed website posts and blogs concerning deployment information while deployed.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Seeks to obtain a position that will utilize and challenge the professional skills and field experience that have been acquired, while offering positive growth and development within the organization.

                        Skills : Scheduled appointments, Collections, Filed insurance claims, Reconciled insurance remittance advice, QuickBooks.

                        Description :

                          1. Ensured maximum content exposure on an international level.
                          2. Developed and implemented over 16 lesson plans covering 104+ hours of instruction.
                          3. Administered practical exercises, field/classroom activities, and knowledge exams in order to assist students in meeting course objectives.
                          4. Provided guidance, technical direction and evaluated student progress with imagery composition techniques.
                          5. Analyzed deficiencies in students whose academic progress indicated probable failure and recommended means to overcome deficiencies.
                          6. Counseled students concerning their academic progress, performance deficiencies.
                          7. Made sure high school website content was updated in a timely manner.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Interested in a long-term career, involving extensive people interaction and diverse corporate projects, would like a challenging position, which rewards ambition, initiative and offers opportunities for professional and financial growth.

                        Skills : Social Media Management, Talent Acquisition, Content Sourcing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Project Management.

                        Description :

                          1. Organized and have good news judgment.
                          2. Operated camera and editing equipment.
                          3. Communicated and coordinate coverage plans to the rest of the department.
                          4. Produced, wrote, and edited feature stories.
                          5. Experience with Edius editing system.
                          6. Researched, prepared, and distributed news releases on Army personnel and activities.
                          7. Gathered information for military news programs and publications.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Management
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : A results-oriented professional who is respected for relationship building, operational knowledge, and integrity. Excel in dynamic, demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.

                        Skills : Coordinating, Planning, Managing, Strong Leadership, Team Player.

                        Description :

                          1. Arranged and conducted interviews with local soldiers, commanders, city and state officials to gather information for feature news and promotional articles.
                          2. Coordinated with retention and recruiting sections to increase publicity efforts.
                          3. Deployed and redeployed personnel and equipment to a warzone.
                          4. Trained and managed a team that researched and facilitated reporters from news agencies from around the world.
                          5. Teamed with town editors and reporters to improve local coverage
                          6. Progressed from weekly community paper to major metro daily as photo staffs were combined with other Media properties.
                          7. Acted as fill-in photo chief, managing as many as 15 staffers and countless freelancers for weeks at a time.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism

                        Freelance Photojournalist Resume

                        Headline : Seasoned professional looking to grow and succeed in a dynamic environment. A proven track record of exceeding departmental goals while initiating operational enhancements to improve quality and reduce costs.

                        Skills : Communication, Organization, Inventory Management.

                        Description :

                          1. Assigned as many as 50 weekdays and 100-weekend assignments while attending editors' meetings and fielding a constant flow of questions and phone requests.
                          2. Developed and documented numerous short and long-term photo stories using contacts and local connections cultivated over the years.
                          3. Utilized experience gained while migrating from black and white wet darkrooms through mechanized processing of color film and scanners to full digital imaging and video with the remote transmission.
                          4. Worked to improve and streamline the department's imaging and assignment workflow.
                          5. Organized photography sessions with clients.
                          6. Assisted in managing social media pages that reach over 600,000 people.
                          7. Coordinated partnerships with domestic and international companies to provide media coverage of motorsport events.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Junior
                        Education
                        Education
                        Communications/Journalism