Photojournalist jobs for professional photographers in Nashville are plentiful and are looking to fill their ranks with a diverse mix of applicants, some of whom have been with the organization for years and have had the chance to experience and grow with the community.
The Nashville Photographic Association (NPA) announced Monday that its newest job posting for an assistant photographer, “Photojournalist”, will be posted in early June.
The job posting states that the position will require photojournalism experience and will be a full-time position.
According to the job description and a link to the position posted on the organization’s website, “This position will provide full- and part-time service to the NPA, its chapters, the City of Nashville, and its surrounding community.”
The NPA’s Nashville chapter was established in 1982, and is known for its “family photojournalist” program that rewards and recognizes individuals who have completed their apprenticeship and/or have graduated from the NPHO.
The photojournalists work under the direction of an experienced photographer and are tasked with taking photos in the community and documenting the activities of other members of the community in order to create a unique and personal photo story.
The group is a photojournalistic association that aims to help photographers achieve their professional goals by promoting the use of photography as a tool to enhance social justice and create community engagement.
In 2015, the NPSO was named by Forbes magazine as one of the most progressive photojournalial organizations in the United States, and the organization is one of four accredited photojournalies in the country.
The NPHOA’s current membership includes both non-professional photographers and professionals who have successfully completed their NPHOs.
Photojournalism is one area in which NPHA is focused.
In April, the group released a study entitled “The Photographic Profession in the 21st Century: How Photographers are Changing the Face of Photography” and released a report entitled “NPHA’s Vision for Photographers and the Photographic Industry: What it Means for Us and the Future”.
The report highlighted the need for greater diversity among the membership in order for the NPO to continue its growth and reach the level of professional photography it has become known for.
“This is our mission,” NPHAs executive director of business development, Laura Miller, told Business Insider in a statement.
“Our mission is to promote the full spectrum of photographers and to make sure that all photographers have the opportunity to excel.
It is our responsibility to help these talented photographers achieve that goal and make their profession as successful as possible.”
The job listing does not specify a starting salary, and it states that this position is temporary and that an interview will be held with the NPAA in June.
“In addition to the paid internship, this position will include a continuing professional development program and may include travel, training, and experience to enhance your career opportunities,” the NPUA said.
NPHAS has a list of openings for its member photographers, but they do not include the position listed.
“The goal of the Photographers Internship Program is to provide a rewarding, supportive, and diverse training program that can be applied to any position, whether it be a career-development position, internship, or full- time job,” the statement added.
“For those who are interested in applying, the position is open to individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about photography and want to work in a collaborative environment.”
In May, the Nashville chapter’s president, Bob Covington, was named one of Forbes magazine’s “40 Under 40” for his role in the organization.
Covingson was also named the 2013 “Person of the Year” for the Nashville Chapter of the American Society of Magazine Editors.
In 2017, the organization named Covingtons son, Sean, one of its most-coveted members.
“Sean is a natural photographer, but he has a knack for the digital and has created a unique portfolio of photos with a great sense of style,” the group said in a press release.
“His passion for photography will lead him to a future in journalism that is not only rewarding but will allow him to expand his career in the field of photojournaly.”