Mary Ann Chastain
Seeking full time employment as a staff photographer or media specialist in a communications company.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFACTIONS
• Ability to work in a stressful environment and successfully meets deadlines.
• Successful at solving problems independently, yet still working cooperatively within a team environment.
• Possess excellent organizational skills.
• Strong ability to research information and analyze data.
University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Media Arts with a minor in Photojournalism 1984 GPA2.7
Midlands Technical College Continuing Education in Web Design
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Work closely with News Editors and Writers on the phone and face to face on story ideas and planning.
• Work with writers on deadline stories dealing with news, features, business, and sports of regional, national and international interest.
• Make coverage decisions alone, with other photographers, and supervising editors.
• Have superior news judgment, experienced with wire service photography.
. Shoot, edit and file all assignments in the bureau and on location.
. Work with Canon Digital Mark II cameras and lens.
. Photographed Spot News Events, Environmental Portraits, Business Features and Sports Events of a
Regional, National, and International interest.
• Computer literate on both Mac and PC’s
• Proficient with the following Photographic Editing software, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Photo Mechanic, Sound slides.
• Recruited Trained and Managed a staff of nine freelance photographers. Was responsible for assigning news events and payroll for them.
Maintained a photo budget. Responsible for maintaining photo equipment inventory and service maintenances the inventory.
Had daily communication with statewide member newspaper’s photo and news departments on
Photo- coverage plans. Daily monitored newspaper on television websites for breaking news around the state.
Mary Ann Chastain
212 Lake Estate Dr. Phone: 803-923-0204
Chapin, S.C. 29036 Phone: 803-923-0204
11/2009 – Present: Freelance Photographer- Mary Ann Chastain LLC Job
Work by assignment basis for such companies as The Associated Press
Getty Images, and The State Newspaper
08/1997 – 11/2009: Staff Photographer- The Associated Press
08/1995 – 08/1988: Staff Photographer-The Greenville News
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Award 2010 Nominated for Pulitzer for team coverage on South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford
Award 1997-1999 Staff of the Year
Award 1987 South Carolina Press Association, Third Place Award for Feature under 30,000 circulation