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Photojournalists are employed by newspapers and magazines to document stories and features by taking pictures of people, places and events and the job description will vary depending on the publication. They can be employed to photograph almost anything, including sporting events, wildlife, breaking news stories and portraits.
They are given assignments by an editor who they will have to report back to on completion of the assignment.
The photojournalist will need to work closely with writers and reporters, in order to discuss the subject, angle and tone of the material with those writing it. They will then try and take the photographs to best accompany the written material.
They may be asked to write captions to accompany their photographs, including information such as who, what, where, why etc.
Photojournalists may have to travel, sometimes long distances and with little warning to complete assignments.