US Army Photographer

U.S. Army - Hayward, CA

Full-time | Part-time | Contract

Enlistment Required for position

Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 34

Enlisted Soldier Position

Job Description: Looking for a photography career? The US Army is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Public Affairs Specialists.

The Army public affairs specialist participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media.

Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including learning hands-on how to write news stories, operate a camera, and edit newspapers and photographs. You'll also put together a real newspaper contributing stories and photographs.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • News, feature and sports writing and research
  • Newspaper design and production
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Photojournalism (photography journalism)
  • Public speaking
  • Media Relations

Earn while you learn Get paid to learn! Join the US Army and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for Public Affairs Specialists consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and eight to 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction.. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.

Benefits/Requirements Benefits

  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Healthcare Benefits Available
  • Travel possibilities to over 800 Military bases, Including: Germany, Italy, Spain, Hawaii, Japan, Korea and more.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 34
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements Green Card/Permanent Resident OR Citizen.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $40,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement