I have always wanted to embed myself in a local paper in small-town America. Bill Owens did it with success a few years back. Here’s an opportunity for some genu-ine Bayou culture in Southern Louisiana. Except for the mortgage, the beloved, and other mitigating factors, I would be tempted to apply for it myself. I think you could make your opportunities here:
Join The Courier’s team as a multimedia photojournalist in south Louisiana’s unique bayou country in Houma and Terrebonne Parish. Photographer will cover a wide range of assignments shooting both still photos and video. We’re a community-based newspaper, circulation just under 20,000, owned by the New York Times Co., with competitive salary and great benefits. You’ll be shooting some of the biggest assignments we cover, including hurricanes, Mardi Gras and New Orleans Saints football. Your work will appear in print and on our website, houmatoday.com.
Requirements include a four-year college degree and knowledge of common still and video photography equipment and software, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier Elements or similar video-editing tools. We’re looking for someone with a great eye with a strong desire to put the camera lens where the action is. Previous experience at a daily newspaper preferred but not required.
We are a small, close staff, and ours has been named Louisiana Newspaper of the Year 10 of the past 12 years. Come join us in covering a unique community in Cajun country, an hour southwest of New Orleans.
Send resume and digital photo and video samples to: Karen Dauzat, Human Resource Director, P. O. Box 2717 Houma, La. 70361 or e-mail to email@example.com . You may also apply on line at houmatoday.com or dailycomet.com scroll down and click on Work For Us.