Clare Grant

linkedin.com/in/claregphotos | claregphotos.com | cygrnt@gmail.com | Bechtelsville PA, 19505

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 such as sports, features, portraits, breaking news, event coverage and more with quick turn-around times

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                                                   

  • 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, Video & Photo, 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