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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.

  • Help teach and write caption and credit information.

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

  • Take photos to chronicle Mosaic 2023 for a slide show, future publicity and fundraising.

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 and photo shoots and accompany them to events.

  • Help set up meals and snacks and clean up afterward.

  • Help where needed with newsroom operations.


June 4, Noon-3 p.m. — orientation
June 12-17, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. — workshop
June 19-21 and 23, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. — workshop
June 22 8:45 a.m. -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,

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