Photo assistant

The photo assistant will help instruct two to four students in using camera equipment, take

individual and group portraits and candid shots of the program, help edit and caption student

photos, and help the photo editor where needed. They will work alongside a professional

photojournalist, with opportunity to learn technique and style.

Photo responsibilities

  • Handle a DSLR camera, lenses and lighting.

  • Shoot live action, portraits, news and feature photos.

  • Download and edit photos.

  • Write caption and credit information.

  • Manage the Mosaic photo library in Google and on a hard drive.

Newsroom responsibilities

  • Have a California driver’s license and insurance.

  •  Have a car in working order you can drive for Mosaic.

  • Participate in training for editorial assistants and in post-session evaluation

  • Drive students to interviews, photo shoots, accompanying them to events

  • Compile photos for the blog


June 12, Noon-3 p.m. — orientation

June 13-18, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. — workshop

June 20-22 and 24, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. — workshop

June 23, 8:45-7:30 p.m. — workshop and pizza party


Spartan Daily Newsroom, Dwight Bentel Hall, San Jose State University

Stipend: $1,200. We will reimburse mileage.

For information or to apply, please contact the Mosaic managing editor Sharon Noguchi,