Photographer Vacancy @ Mercury Press and Media (Liverpool or Manchester)

Deadline: Ongoing

Salary: Competitive

Mercury Press and Media are seeking a photographer to join our dynamic team covering UK and international news and picture stories.

At Mercury, our photographers and journalists fill the pages of national newspapers and their websites with top-quality stories every day, covering everything from hard breaking news to the offbeat tales that get people talking.

Those applying should be able to demonstrate a good grasp of photo and video editing software as well as a solid portfolio.

The role will involve photoshoots, court snatches and taking instruction from our experienced picturedesk team on getting the best shots possible to make the national papers.

In addition to covering breaking news, successful candidates will be expected to generate their own story ideas and source exciting picture stories, so being a creative self-starter with a strong news sense is a must.

We want someone who can hit the ground running, who’s not afraid to get stuck in, someone who is adept at working under pressure and has excellent communication skills.

Own car and clean driving licence are essential but camera kit will be provided for the right candidate.

All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Applicants should send their CV, covering letter and salary expectations to davidkeane@mercurypress.co.uk