Traditional job boards, trade associations and networking platforms might be at the top of your list when looking for new photography jobs, but don’t count out newsletters, blogs and Facebook groups. They’re a great option if you prefer to have job opportunities come to you rather than searching yourself.
Here, we’re breaking down some of our favorites. We encourage everyone to explore which options feel most relevant to them. Please feel free to suggest other sources you use when job searching in the comments below!
Photographers can apply to create a profile on the ilovecreatives directory, where potential clients can browse and find you directly. It costs $40 to apply and the process is pretty quick; it takes about an hour or so to craft the perfect profile.
Since 2014, ilovecreatives has been sending out a newsletter every Wednesday, with a list of jobs and events. Subscribe to get new jobs sent right to your inbox. They also offer courses on everything from video editing to Instagram planning.
The Lede is a newsletter by Kiara Joseph; she curates postings from company websites, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Indeed, Glassdoor and more. Sign up for the newsletter to see the hand-picked jobs in journalism, marketing and corporate fields, including positions for photojournalists.
In the past, the newsletter has featured jobs for publications like Bloomberg and Insider.
Jamie’s List is a blog for photographers, multimedia and creative content providers, run by the COO and co-founder of Momenta Group, LLC. Here, you’ll find job postings, upcoming events, gallery openings, grant opportunities, and tons more. We recommend checking back regularly for updates.
This private group on Facebook has frequent internship and job postings related to photography/visual multimedia. In order to see the postings, you’ll have to request to join the group. They have opportunities posted for local and national magazines, newspapers and more. Opportunities range from full-time staff photographers at weeklies and fellowships at international newspapers.
Thanks, Best, Yours, (a play on email sign offs!) feature remote job listings on the web for those who want to get their foot in the door of any industry. They include plenty of photo-related positions like photo editor, video editor and photo retouching jobs. Every listing is hand-picked and curated from job sites around the web by their team every Monday and uploaded to Instagram.
They also host a show called “The Bacon” on the Clubhouse app every Monday (via @imakecontent on Clubhouse) to read their favorite listings of the week, give tips on how to get them, openly discuss the pros/cons of some positions, and occasionally feature CEOs and Founders currently looking to hire!
See their current listings here.