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Department Management 

Personnel Motivation 

Strategic Planning 


Customer Service 

Business Plan 

Photo Editing 

Page Design 

Equipment Knowledge 

Computer Networks 

Digital Darkroom & Archiving 

Web Page Design & Construction 

Client Service 

Sales & Marketing 

MS Word, PowerPoint, PageMill & Photoshop

Mac OS & Windows 98/95/NT

References Available Upon Request

Roger Jerkovich
(916) 456-7535

Photo Editor / Photojournalist
Dynamic Photo Editor, highly regarded as a leader, with the ability to motivate employees to deliver top performance. Talented photographer of uncommon vision with 15 years experience in editorial photojournalism. Able to evaluate individual and organizational needs and implement strategies to increase productivity and enhance image quality. Provides the vision and leadership essential for quality photocommunication.

Career Profile
Unique vision and commitment to advancing the quality of photographs has lead to a successful and highly respected career as a photojournalist. Organized and efficient, with a proven ability to produce visually interesting photographs from the even the most mundane assignments. Winner of numerous awards for photography and editing.

Freelance Photojournalist, November 1998 to present
Photographs on assignment for a variety of corporate and editorial clients, including: Comstock's Magazine, E*Trade, Forbes Magazine, The Milk Advisory Board, The New York Times, The Portland Oregonian, Sacramento Magazine, Sierra Heritage Magazine, Time Magazine & USA Today. Designed, built and maintains a web site at as an online portfolio and marketing tool.

The Sacramento Bee
Photo Editor, August 1997 to November 1998
Lead and manage the photo department of Neighbors Publications, the community publication arm of the Sacramento Bee. Neighbors consists of 9 weekly-zoned editions, a weekly newspaper for senior citizens and a monthly community magazine. Combined circulation of all Neighbors products approaches 750,000. Controlled an annual expense budget of $50,000 and wrote a business plan for the department.

  • Supervised staff of 5 photographers, handled all department personnel matters and hired freelance photographers as needed.
  • Edited all photographs for publication in Neighbors products and instituted a strategy that streamlined the assignment process, while improving the overall quality of photo assignments generated by reporters and editors. This system greatly improved the caliber of photography in all Neighbors publications.
  • Devised a system for reprint orders that improved customer service and increased revenue. Processing times went down, while the revenue generated increased 40%.
  • Implemented and edited BI-weekly photo pages in Neighbors zoned editions that won editing awards presented by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
  • Created and maintained an efficient digital photo library and archive.

The Visalia Times- Delta
Staff Photographer, August 1993 to July 1997
Produced editorial photographs on a daily basis and assisted with the organization of the department budget and supplies. Took a leading role in the physical redesign of the photo department, as well as the transition from a traditional to an electronic darkroom. Won numerous awards for daily and special section photography, editing and use of pictures given by the Associated Press, Best of the West, California Newspaper Publishers Association, Gannett News Service, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Pictures of the Year competition sponsored by the University of Missouri.

  • Produced all the photography for several large-scale projects, including a D-Day anniversary, an examination of a controversial redesign of Kings Canyon National Park and several sports related subjects.
  • Generated numerous photo essays, including one of an experimental surgery for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease and shelter for homeless families.
  • Contributed regularly to weekly photo pages on a wide variety of topics.
  • Created and maintained an efficient digital photo library and archive.

The Tulare Advance-Register
Chief Photographer, October 1989 to August 1993
Produced editorial and advertising photographs on a daily basis while managing department supply and staff schedules. Won awards for daily photography given by the Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, California Press Photographer's Association and the National Press Photographer's Association.

The Reno Gazette-Journal
Photographer, September 1985 to April 1987
Produced editorial photographs on a daily basis and maintained a full color darkroom.

Freelance Photojournalist
, September 1985 to April 1987
Produced photographs on assignment for a variety of corporate and editorial clients, including: Gamma-Liaison & Sygma Picture Agencies, Associated Press, Atlanta Constitution, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Reuters, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News & Venture Magazine, TASS, Time, United Press International, USA Today & Weekend.

The Madera Tribune
Staff Photographer, November 1983 to September 1985
Produced editorial and advertising photographs on a daily basis.

California State University, Fresno
B.A. in Journalism, concentration in Photocommunication 1984
Highlights of Professional Development

  • National Geographic "Photography at the Summit" workshop, 1992
  • Gannett Pacific Group Leadership Seminar, Reno, 1994
  • 10 National Press Photographer's Association workshops and seminars