Starnes Holdings Inc Multimedia Journalist Homewood, AL · Full time Company website

Multi-platform journalist who excels at visual storytelling


Do you feel inspired to tell stories through compelling photos and videos? Are you a skilled and versatile multi-platform journalist who can create and position content to inform, engage and grow audiences in print, online and through social channels? If you possess photo and video production skills and want to make an impact on a community by telling visual stories, you may be our next Multimedia Journalist.

Job Description:

The role of the multimedia journalist is to create and manage digital content across Starnes Media’s 6 hyperlocal community publications. This multimedia journalist will capture compelling photos and videos for print and digital content distribution within the community footprint of their newspaper, website, newsletters and social channels, from business openings, championship sports and local events to hot-button issues and municipal meetings. The multimedia journalist ensures that the company’s content meets the company’s quality standards and that deadlines and key performance metrics are met. They will bring new ideas that align with and help the company achieve its bigger vision. They will be a team player, cooperating with other community editors, freelance and full-time reporters, photographers, videographers and designers to ensure that the company’s entire range of publications are meeting these standards and working cohesively.


– Produce, shoot and edit multimedia content for print, online and social including:

photos, videos, social videos, graphics

– Plan and make assignments to freelancers

– Train staff and freelancers on best practice for light multimedia assignments

– Establish best practices and checklists for content workflows

– Ensure story budgets are up to date with details on multimedia content


A bachelor’s degree in digital media or equivalent experience in the field. The candidate must be proactive, organized and comfortable using technology and working with remote coworkers. Experience shooting, editing and distributing photos and video for publications, websites and social media. Knowledge of journalistic standards for quality and ethics, and a strong desire and track record of capturing compelling stories in visual form. Ability to newsgather, write and edit stories, captions and social posts.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Content meets company quality standards which are clarified with checklists for each type of content
  • Deadlines are met for all distribution channels (print, website, email and social media) throughout all stages of the planning and production process
  • Attendance and participation at scheduled company meetings

Growth Track: Digital Manager, Community Editor


$40,000 - $50,000 per year