Editorial Staff Photographer

Journal Communications, Inc., a media company based in Nashville, is seeking a full-time, traveling staff photographer. This position calls for an experienced, creative, and self-motivated professional to join our staff photography team. You’ll shoot on location for 20+ print and digital projects with subject matter including lifestyle, travel/relocation, and agriculture/rural living. Ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively in a mobile work environment is key.

We offer:

  • Established industry reputation for high quality and content authority as a 30+ year leader in travel, economic and community development, and agribusiness marketing communications

  • Salaried, full-time position based in Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville

  • Company-paid travel (50% travel; 24 weeks/year)

  • Full benefits, including health, vision, dental, disability coverage, and 401(k) plan option

The perfect candidate:

  • Is excited to travel and see the U.S.

  • Is a good communicator, relatable and able to easily connect with people

  • Is Professional, organized and detail-oriented

  • Is technically knowledgeable about all camera equipment

  • Has a good sense of visual composition and perspective

  • Is adaptable to a wide variety of assignments

  • Is an independent problem-solver who takes initiative

  • Has the ability to convey the corporate image and values of the company for which you are working

Position Requirements:

  • Photojournalism or visual communications degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to pass a background check

  • Based in Nashville

  • Willingness to travel 50 percent, 24 weeks per year

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to work for extended periods, sometimes over days or weeks, in all environments

  • Must be physically able to travel

  • Must be able to maneuver or travel long distances while carrying and using photographic field equipment, including ancillary technical equipment

  • Must be able to physically lift and carry between 25 and 50 lbs. of technology and photography equipment on a regular basis

Send cover letter, résumé and link to 20 of your best images that reflect your on-location lighting, portraiture skills and lifestyle images to lgallagher@jnlcom.com. Put “Staff Photographer” in the subject line, please. No phone calls.

Note: We also work with contract photographers across the U.S. If you’re interested in freelance assignments but not full-time employment, email your portfolio to mbetts@livmedia.com.

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Are you a tenacious, charismatic marketing professional looking for a career that rewards your hard work and personal production? Are you looking to be part of a sales team with great chemistry and company support while exploring the country? Great! We need more people like you.

Our integrated media managers build relationships with leaders in community government, economic development and business nationwide, working with them to establish their advertising presence in print and digital marketing programs used to promote their communities. Journal Communications Inc. is a well-established company in our industry, with more than 30 years building a tradition of excellence in high-quality, targeted marketing communications. Because of our reputation and nature of our work, sales associated with our work typically close in one to two calls.

We offer:

  • Unlimited earning potential based on commission plus bonus compensation plan
  • Intensive, ongoing product and sales training
  • Extensive company-paid travel
  • Full benefits, including health, vision, dental, 401(k) plan option
  • Beautifully designed, open and welcoming office environment
  • Thirty-year tradition of building relationships across the U.S. to become a leader in travel, agriculture and economic and community development marketing communications

Qualities & Abilities We Want: These qualities are helpful but not mandatory; you will be given extensive training on anything applicable.

  • Self-starters who are motivated by income potential and autonomy that increases with performance
  • Enterprising, diligent and enthusiastic about getting to know and working with project sponsors to understand our markets and identify qualified prospects
  • Set and conduct appointments with C-level business owners and decision makers, then follow up with self-assured communication and presentation skills
  • Close deals and execute contracts with transparency and integrity
  • Use our proven methods and techniques to achieve sales revenue goals
  • Diligent in tracking activity, progress and results with our sales support staff to ensure accurate, real-time reporting
  • Understanding and communicating website analytics and online content promotion

Minimal Requirements:

  • College degree
  • Composed, professional demeanor
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Solid computer skills and fundamental understanding of digital and print advertising
  • Solid communication and organization skills for consistent follow-up with clients, advertisers and internal support staff
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes with company software applications

Is This You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV or resume along with a cover letter to Drew Colston, dcolston@jnlcom.com .

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