• Samoa Observer
  • Vaitele, Samoa
  • Oct 30, 2019
Full time Advertising, Arts & Media Information & Communications Technology

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

We have an opening for a creative PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER who has the ability to identify and acquire the best pictures and sounds, and put them together to tell stories that will impact people on print and on all digital platforms.

This position will include working reporters and editors on a variety of assignments, from breaking news to sports features to portraits in finding the best visuals possible for a story. The role plays a proactive part in shaping photo, video and multimedia ideas.


  • Team up with staff that are covering stories to take photos to support stories.
  • Use a wide variety of photography techniques to take photos from exciting angles that capture the moment.
  • Photograph and document braking news on deadlines.
  • Present a portfolio of photographs and recommendations to editor for final approval on photos to be used for stories.
  • Use media equipment to generate and insert onscreen text and graphics in live productions.
  • Responsible for keeping video and photography equipment safe and under excellent conditions at all times.
  • Make sure all video, camera and equipment are accounted for at end of each day, will be responsible lost or damaged equipment.
  • Ability to write clear captions and other information.
  • Manage video library.
  • Seek out appropriate visual journalism subjects and opportunities.
  • Edit and upload photos and videos.
  • Attend staff meeting and communicate routinely with editors, designers and peers within the organization.
  • Bring story ideas and creative energy to the table every day.
  • Competitive salary offered for the successful candidate.


  • A can-do attitude and competitive spirit.
  • Creativity and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to priorities tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Strong interest in news and the community.
  • Must be able to work weekend and nights.

Send your APPLICATION Letter and CV to our main office at Vaitele or Email: by Friday 8th November 2019.


Job Functions

Reporter, Social Worker


Information & Communication Technology  


Indoor,   Outdoor