Freelance Documentary Photographer & Reporter


Belfast Exposed is looking for a dynamic, hard working Freelance Documentary Photographer and Reporter, with practical IT, photography, video and audio skills, available to work irregular hours in and out of doors, mainly within Greater Belfast/Lisburn area, to undertake a 30-week documentary project.

The primary function of the role is to capture and compile a documentary record of participatory projects being piloted by Belfast Exposed in partnership with schools, communities and artists, for 30-weeks commencing in January 2014. The Pilot Projects are being externally evaluated as part of Belfast Exposed’s participation in the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s ground breaking Our Museum Initiative. We want to record participant experiences, capture responses and compile a journal to evidence, reflect upon and share the process with regional and national partners.

Using photography, audio, film and text, and acting as a ‘roving reporter’, the successful candidate will be responsible for capturing information – interviews, feedback, vox pops,photographs and short videos. They will also help to create and upload unique content on to websites, blogs and social media – for communication internally to BX staff and relevant community stakeholders as well as to online audiences. They will also be required to set up and maintain an archive of material that is accessible to members of staff and key external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a reliable, hands-on person, who will be on the spot when needed to capture images, audio and text, as well as write up interviews and event descriptions and edit them for publication on websites, social media and reports.

We are looking not only for an able documentary photographer, with a good creative eye, but an outgoing communicative individual who will relish the opportunity to be given the responsibility to manage their own time and work as part of a small team in a dynamic and creative environment.

Confidence and professionalism when interacting and working with Belfast Exposed community partners is paramount. Applicants should be self-motivated and able to work independently on a freelance basis.


By Email: The full information, application and monitoring forms can be downloaded from this page or email to request the pack by email.

Your application and monitoring forms must be returned by email to . It is entirely your responsibility to ensure that the application arrives by the deadline of 4pm on Monday 9 December 2013. We anticipate that interviews will be held on Monday 16th December 2013, but this may change.

This post is supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation through the Our Museum initiative.

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