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Clare Grant

linkedin.com/in/claregphotos | claregphotos.com | cygrnt@gmail.com | Bechtelsville, PA

Education                                                                                                        

Elon University, School of Communications 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Television Arts 

  • Minor in Business Administration

Elon, NC

May 2023

Work Experience                                                                                          

Freelance Photojournalist

Carolina Public Press | Burlington Times-News

  • Versatile, passionate and eager photojournalist available and ready to tackle any assignment given

  • Skilled in portraits, sports, spot news, features, event coverage and more

  • Available for any assignment with quick turn-around times throughout and quickly after the event

The News Tribune | Internship

Visual Journalist

Tacoma, WA

May 2022 – Aug. 2022

  • Attends daily meetings to pitch story ideas and take assignments

  • Interprets assignment summaries into compelling storytelling images and videos

  • Covers events with high-quality photographs and videos to create engaging visuals for the website, print and social media

Elon News Network

Elon, NC

Photojournalist

Aug. 2019 – Present

  • Creates high quality photos for the paper and social media for daily assignments

  • Contributed to pitch meetings to produce visuals for accompanying stories 

  • Fast turnaround times to make deadlines during breaks of events as well as final photos within an hour of the end of an event

  • Communicate effectively with other photographers and reporters for their stories

Photo Editor

Jan. 2020 - May 2021

  • Manages photography team of 15 photographers to cover events, breaking news, and create meaningful photo stories

  • Communicates between reporters, designers and photographers to ensure high quality photos are taken for multiple platforms

Video Production Team Member

Video Production Manager

Aug. 2019 – Present

May 2021 - Dec. 2021

  • Works with news director to ensure high quality video and production for broadcasts and creating production schedule

  • Teaches members how to use the equipment in the control rooms to put on the best show possible

  • Communicates with others to make sure everyone is comfortable and ready for showtime

  • Helps set up and run all the positions for ENN’s two live shows a week and special shows such as election shows

Elon Athletics

Photographer

Elon, NC

April 2020 - Present

  • Produces high-quality photos from games and practices of the players as well as the crowd.

  • Quick turnaround times for submitting best photos during and right after the game

University Communications

Photographer

Elon, NC

Feb. 2022 - Present

  • Produces high-quality photos from games and practices of the players as well as the crowd.

  • Quick turnaround times for submitting best photos during and right after the game

Neighborhood Rescue of America | Internship

Video and Content Creation Team Intern

Remote

June 2021 - Aug. 2021

  • Produces high-quality photos from games and practices of the players as well as the crowd.

  • Quick turnaround times for submitting best photos during and right after the game

Professional Associations & Activities                                                   

  • Mountain Photojournalism Workshop '22

  • National Press Photographers Association

    • National Member & Elon University's Chapter President​

  • Society of Professional Journalists

  • Alpha Kappa Psi

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon

Awards                                                                                                            

  • N.C. College Media Association Photography | 3rd Place                                                                     

  • N.C. College Media Association Photography | 3rd Place                                                                     

  • College Media Association | Pinnacle Award 3rd place for Best Sports Feature Photo                   

  • Society of Professional Journalists | Mark of Excellence National Award in Feature Photography

  • Society of Professional Journalists | Mark of Excellence Region 2 Award in Feature Photography

Feb. 2022

Feb. 2021

Oct. 2020

May 2020

April 2020

Skills                                                                                                                 

Visual Storytelling, News Judgement, Videography, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Drone Photography and Videography, Video Production, Photo Mechanic, Adobe Creative Suite: Premiere Pro, Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Illustrator

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