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The NY Times is Looking for a White House Photographer


Want to be a White House news photographer for the New York Times? If that’s your dream photojournalism job opportunity, here’s some great news: there’s a job opening right now just for you.

The Times has posted a job listing for a full-time Staff Photographer position based in Washington, DC.

“The New York Times is seeking a staff photographer who will primarily cover the White House and Capitol Hill,” the listing reads. “The ideal candidate is an experienced photojournalist committed to visual storytelling of all kinds, and must possess a deep interest in and understanding of American politics and government.”

In addition to covering news in the nation’s capital, the photographer will also be asked to travel, both within the US and internationally. Oh, and you may be asked to work some nights and weekends as well.

Here’s what the Times is looking for in an “ideal candidate”:

The ideal candidate is a versatile visual journalist who is technically adept and open to working in a wide array of visual approaches and formats. This position requires diplomacy, ingenuity, and the ability to convey the world of Washington to our readers with images that go beyond press briefings and photo sprays. The ideal candidate will excel under deadline pressure and will also possess excellent reporting and writing skills, as he or she will be expected to provide not only imagery, but accurate and thorough captions and accompanying reporting.

The candidate should be an excellent collaborator and should be able to generate and execute story ideas and project proposals.

If you’re interested in applying for this rare position, visit the job listing page and hit “Apply.”