2016-2017 Job Descriptions

THE CHIMES // staff photographer

Basic function and responsibility:  

A Chimes photographer is responsible for shooting assignments on a regular basis from the photo editors. This person is responsible for uploading some of his or her photos to the web. The ideal candidate is an experienced photographer with a strong work ethic and lots of creativity.


1. Ensure that all photographs used for The Chimes are of professional quality and reflect the professional standards of the news operation.

2. Work under the direction of photo editors to make sure campus events are covered as needed.

3. Upload photos online for the online photo editor to create into galleries.

4. Ensure that photographic supplies are in working order, and maintain any equipment owned by The Chimes.

Supervision received: Chimes photo editors

Supervision of others: No direct supervision of others, although situations may call for guiding freelance photographers


General:  Demonstrate working knowledge of photography and photography editing skills. Good interpersonal skills. Previous internships or jobs in photographer are a plus, and prior classes in photography are required.

Education and experiences: At the time of election or appointment, have completed at least one semester at Biola University with a full-time student status and currently be enrolled as a full-time student. Prior work or class experience in journalism is preferable. Prior work or class experience in photography is required.

Hours worked:  7 hours a week, 9 months (This is a scholarship-based position at $750 per semester. Scholarship amount subject to change.)