Open position, global
Photojournalism Trainer, Mongolia
Department: Global Press Institute
Compensation: $2,500, plus travel expenses
Language Proficiency: English
Location: One week in-person training in Mongolia; remainder of contract can be completed remotely
Deadline to receive applications: August 16, 2019
Start date: September 20, 2019
First, a few questions:
Are you ready to reimagine journalism in the world’s least-covered markets? Do you want to work with local journalists to transform the visual narrative of their communities? Are you a seasoned photojournalist and educator who is keen to ensure local journalists present images of the people and places they cover with dignity and precision?
Then apply to be a Global Press Institute Photojournalism Trainer.
We are looking for an innovative, energetic, and experienced photojournalism educator who will work with Global Press Institute staff, trainees and the Global Press Journal Creative Team in Mongolia in 2019.
You will report to the on-location Journalism Trainer and the Regional Program Manager for Asia. You will lead a one-week photojournalism training for Global Press Institute trainees in the newly created Global Press news bureau in Mongolia. You will collaborate with the Global Press Journal Creative Team, provide virtual critiques to trainees after the one-week, in-classroom training and provide consistent and inspiring mentorship to the Global Press Mongolia news bureau team.
You are a practiced professional photojournalist with traditional experience in photojournalism processes, including ethics. You should also have relevant teaching or training experience, especially in working with inexperienced photographers. You must be ready to learn Global Press Style and values and be excited by a non-assignment policy that puts the reporter’s community at the center of every story. It’s important that you are comfortable working across cultures and have a truly global perspective.
Interested? Continue scrolling to learn more about what it will take.
During a 16-week engagement you will:
• Spend one week in the classroom and in the field teaching the award-winning Global Press curriculum, The Principles & The Practice, to ensure that trainees master basic photojournalism skills
• Be available and open to a two-day onboarding, which will include a training in our curriculum and a workshop with the Global Press Journal Visuals Editor
• Ensure trainees master core concepts including camera basics, framing and composition, caption writing and the software basics of submitting photos to editors
• Host at least 4 virtual critique sessions with trainees after the weeklong in-classroom training
• Collect, review and submit the best trainee feature photos to the Global Press Journal Creative Team
• 5-10 years of photojournalism experience
• 3-5 years of experience teaching photojournalism or photography in a formal setting
• Experience working with Sony cameras
• The ambition to make every new photojournalist exceptional
• Deep knowledge and expertise in photojournalism and photojournalism ethics
• Significant experience traveling internationally as a photojournalist
• Extensive experience editing photos
• The ability to collaborate with team members across the world with empathy and a shared commitment to excellence
• Respect for Global Press reporters and their unique contribution to international journalism
• Respect for Global Press trainees, reporters, editors, ethics and processes
The other important stuff:
The successful candidate will have significant photojournalism experience. Candidates with previous experience in Asia and relevant language skills will be prioritized.
Write a brief cover letter in the body of an email introducing yourself, a little about why you want to join the Global Press team and why this role resonates with you. Include the names (including email address, phone number and a detail on how you know each person) of at least two references who can speak knowledgeably about the quality of your work. Attach your CV.
All emails should be sent to [email protected] with the subject Photojournalism Trainer. We will acknowledge receipt, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Photo at top by Christian EscobarMora, GPI