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About the Company:

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit newsroom founded to bring high-quality local journalism to the Baltimore metro area. We are creating a vibrant, strong, trustworthy, and sustainable news organization, seeking to re-imagine the future of local news. Using a multi-platform news operation, covering a broad range of topics from local government to culture and the arts. We tell stories that reflect the community, connecting neighbors, holding government institutions accountable, and making sense of the world. All this work is grounded in truth. We believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed, and whole Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the state of Maryland. 

About the role:

The Baltimore Banner is seeking an experienced photojournalist to enhance our digital storytelling through compelling visual content across web and mobile platforms.

Ideal candidates are collaborative, ambitious, and willing to experiment with ways to tell stories visually in multiple platforms, whether through Instagram stories, Tik Tok, or videography. Photographers should have excellent news judgment and work in a fast-paced environment and think outside the box. We are looking for ideas on visually engaging readers of all ages.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with people across the newsroom, including reporters and the audience engagement team, on telling stories in visually compelling ways.
  • Use strong editorial judgment to make sure photographs and other visual materials meet copyright and ethics questions.
  • Create visuals for many story types – features, narratives, investigations, news, enterprises, daily coverage – best for mobile and website readers.
  • Pitch ideas that use multimedia and other innovative visual storytelling tools.
  • Represent The Banner in the community as needed – in person or on television or radio appearances.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of photography experience in journalism, specifically covering news and sports
  • Proficient in the latest photo and video editing software (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Photo Mechanic)
  • Strong ability to use social media to enhance and promote visual storytelling and keep in touch with what readers are talking about
  • Teamwork and willingness to collaborate with others
  • A talent for building positive relationships and a willingness to learn from constructive criticism
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as news dictates
  • A commitment to upholding journalistic values and ethics

We take pride in our core values that outline how we work. If you possess the qualifications outlined above and resonate with the cultural elements below, we look forward to exploring this opportunity with you.

Our Core Values:

  • Do what’s right. Honesty, morality, respect and the mission guide our actions and decisions. By doing the right thing, we inspire others to believe.
  • Work together. We collaborate to create something special. Together we challenge assumptions, trust each other, take risks, and foster transparent and direct communication.
  • Listen to be heard. Our stories are trustworthy. They are inspired by and created for our readers. Their story is our story. Communities are at the center of our journalism, and everything we do.
  • Deliver impactful results. Acting as one accountable team and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we deliver bold and innovative results. We act fast, execute and learn. We celebrate great outcomes.
  • Be inclusive. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and act by curating a culture that leverages diverse perspectives as the key to fulfilling our mission. The Banner is for all of us.

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living, and we assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.


We are dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation due to a disability to participate in the application process, please contact careers@thebaltimorebanner.com to request accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to, adjustments in the application process, modifications or assistance regarding job interviews, and accommodations to enable access to our facilities. We appreciate the value that individuals with disabilities bring to our workforce and encourage applicants with disabilities to disclose their needs for accommodation to facilitate a smooth and inclusive recruitment experience.

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