Photojournalism Trainer

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Department: Global Press Institute

Status: Three-week contract, April 2019

Location: Puerto Rico

Compensation: $2,000 contract, plus travel expenses

Deadline to receive applications: February 28, 2019

Start date: April 2019

First, a few questions:

Are you ready to reimagine journalism in the world’s least-covered markets? Do you want to train the next generation of photojournalists to transform the visual narrative of their communities? Are you a seasoned photojournalist and educator who wants to infuse dignity and precision into global images?

We are looking for an innovative, energetic photojournalism educator who will work with Global Press Institute trainees, reporters, editors and staff in Puerto Rico in 2019.  

The Team

Photojournalism trainers report to on-location trainers and collaborate with Regional Program Managers and the Chief Operating Officer. Trainers also have some engagement with the Creative Team within the Global Press Journal newsroom.

About You

You should be a practiced, professional photojournalist with traditional experience in photojournalism processes including ethics. You should also have relevant teaching or training experience. 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, have a truly global perspective and speak the language of your trainees.

Interested? Continue scrolling to learn more about what it will take.

During this 3-week engagement, you will:

• Spend one week in a training location to teach the award-winning Global Press curriculum, The Principles & The Practice, to ensure that trainees master basic photojournalism skills

• Host classroom and field sessions to ensure trainees master core concepts including camera basics, framing and composition, caption writing and software basics

• After the one-week in person training, host four virtual critique sessions from the location of your choice

• Review trainee feature photo submissions and visual plans, two to four times virtually

• Implement and review trainee Baseline Skills Assessments at the end of their 16-week training

You have:

• Fluency in Spanish and the ability to conduct training and critique sessions in Spanish

• The ambition to help make every new photojournalist exceptional

• Deep knowledge and expertise in photojournalism and photojournalism ethics

• Significant experience traveling internationally as a photojournalist or deep knowledge of Puerto Rico

• 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.

The other important stuff:

The successful candidate will have significant photojournalism experience. Candidates with previous international experience and 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) for 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.

Deadline to receive applications: February 28, 2019

Photo at top by Kudzai Mazvarirwofa, GPJ Zimbabwe