Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | News | Events
Day 1 includes presentations on reaching an audience with your message, how your photographic project can be used to facilitate reform, and collaborating with mission-based institutions to expand your reach. Guest speakers in publishing, editing and social justice will elaborate on the creative process. Attendees will have their projects reviewed on Day 2 with the workshop presenters.
If you're around Santa Fe, you should sign up! We're also doing a free panel discussion June 9th, from 5-6.
Otherwise I'll be holed up at Photo-Eye spending too much money on photo books.
Friday, March 10, 2017 | News
TO DO OR NOT TO DO
Consider the medium in which you're pitching work. Establish a relationship. Working is long-term. Yes, there are exceptions for all of these points. This is beyond the basics of, spell the editor's name correctly.
Mark Murrmann is photo editor at Mother Jones magazine. Mark came to Mother Jones in 2007 with a background as a photojournalist, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press. He studied photography at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and then in London as a student winner of the Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.By Mark Murrmann
Director of Photography at Mother Jones Magazine
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | News
You can here it HERE.
(photo by Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos, from "Buzzing at the Sill")
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | News | Job Listings
We're looking for a Managing/Production editor in the San Francisco office.
Are deadlines in your DNA? Can you manage up, down, sideways, and across time zones? Are you quick with an edit and graceful under pressure? Mother Jones is looking for a managing/production editor to coordinate and corral the work of reporters and editors in three bureaus, including overseeing the production of our award-winning print magazine. You should be a workflow genius, a skilled negotiator, ridiculously organized, flexible, meticulous, and a born collaborator. Your previous boss should call you charming AND ruthless. You should be comfortable managing staff bandwidth, overseeing fact-checking and legal review, calculating page counts, and rooting out errors. Pushovers need not apply.
And we've created a new, year-long documentary filmmaking residency (preferably in NYC):
If you're a filmmaker interested in partnering with an innovative newsroom focused on accurate, point-of-view narrative storytelling, the new Mother Jones documentary film residency may be perfect for you. This unique new program, supported by the Ford Foundation and Just Films, will give an emerging or early-career filmmaker a yearlong opportunity to embed in the newsroom, with a full-time salary and benefits, and the wraparound support of story editors, fact-checkers, social-media mavens, and crack lawyers.
Please see the links for the full job descriptions, qualifications and how to apply. I have nothing to do with hiring or vetting for either position and don't really know any more than what is on these pages. I'm just spreading the word.
Friday, October 2, 2015 | News
issue, out next week.
Monday, September 28, 2015 | News
Two trips to the South! It's been too long since I was last in the area. Come say hi.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 | News
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | News
It's been a longtime in the making, but I'm proud we finally got to run Justin Maxon's powerful work from Chester, PA in the May/June issue of Mother Jones as part of our extensive gun package. This piece came about as part of the Mother Jones partnership with the Magnum Foundation.
Justin also wrote a piece for us about his seven years in Chester. It's a story in which he's invested a lot of time and a lot of himself, and it shows.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | News
Big, new package in the May/June issue of Mother Jones with a opening photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz and inside portraits of gun violence survivors by: Brandon Thibodeaux, Preston Gannaway, Jon Lowenstein, Sim Chi Yin and Peter Earl McCollough. BIUT WAIT! There's more: a knock-out photo essay by Justin Maxon on unsolved gun murders in Chester, PA.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 | News
Tonight in San Francisco:
ASMP Norcal presents: The Future of Editorial Panel at Left Space starting at 6pm with a social gathering, then a panel of SF's finest magazine's editors including Wired, Via, Mother Jones, Stanford, Wines & Vines, SF Chronicle and Sierra Club. 6-9 pm.