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Freelance Photojournalist

Defense for Children International - Palestine is seeking highly creative and reliable freelance photojournalists with a strong knowledge of the region and experience in photographing children.

The selected individual will work closely with DCIP’s documentation and advocacy teams to produce compelling photo essays and header photos for use in human interest or news features, highlighting the rights situation of Palestinian children.

The assignments cover the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Photojournalists from the West Bank and Gaza Strip are encouraged to apply. DCIP offers competitive local rates.

Responsibilities

–Capture and craft compelling visual stories through photographs.
–Ensure all DCIP documentation and reporting needs have been met for each submission.
–Prepare accurate photo captions in keeping with best journalistic practices.
–Quickly establish a high level of rapport with children and families during photo shoots.
–Edit photos to meet print and online formatting needs.
–Contribute to social media posts.

Qualifications

–Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional photography experience.
–Proficiency in English and Arabic strongly preferred. Hebrew a plus.
–Strong social skills to photograph children and families during culturally sensitive or crisis situations.
–Must be able to work under pressure, stress and deadlines
–Must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy

To Apply

If qualified, please email a cover letter, résumé, photography portfolio link, and three references to vacancy@dcips.org. Please use “Photojournalist” as the subject of your email.

No phone calls please. Applications considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DCIP is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices.

About Defense for Children International – Palestine

DCIP is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. For 25 years, we have investigated, documented and exposed grave human rights violations against children; held Israeli and Palestinian authorities accountable to universal human rights principles; and advocated at the international and national levels to advance access to justice and protection for children.

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