Visual Journalist/Writer

The Tri-City Herald   Kennewick, WA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 23, 2023
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Visual journalist/Writer plays a critical role in working closely with newsroom colleagues to tell the most important and timely stories.

This is a hybrid position producing daily and long-term photos and videos, as well as reporting and writing.

A strong work ethic, the ability to multi-task and an aptitude for meeting short- and long-term deadlines is required.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is between $21.63 and $24.04. Individual base pay may vary within that range depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, relevant education, training, geography and local wage and hours laws.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualize daily visuals that appeal to local online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Shoot photographs for share images, digital presentations and print

  • Collaborate with editors and reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write headlines, captions, summaries, social media posts and stories that are engaging and accurate

  • Drone piloting (we can train and license)


Skills Needed:

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills are required.

  • Leadership skills, strategic thinking and the ability to work with colleagues are essential.

  • Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work are desired.

  • Strong news judgment and advanced communication skills are needed.

  • An understanding of audience trends and digital media are important as well. So is the ability to quickly edit video.

  • Background in journalism, video and online media preferred.

  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. 


  • 2 years journalism experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, capturing sound and video editing.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Education: College degree required.

This position will be based in Kennewick, Wash., and will report to the Visuals Editor and Executive Editor. The position may involve working nights and/or weekends. Some travel may be required.

Please submit cover letter, resume and a link to a journalism portfolio of stories, videos and photos through

The Tri-City Herald

333 West Canal Drive
Kennewick , WA