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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