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Photographer – JR04617


The Photographer is responsible for capturing the visuals of news stories and editing.    Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.  This role may also include the operation of the station’s SNG and ENG trucks.


  1. Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

60%  Function as staff photographer; shoots and edits video of daily general assignments and spot news stories.

15%  Utilize existing technology to enhance story coverage.

15% Operate ENG and SNG Vehicles and related broadcast equipment.

10% Maintain related technical equipment in working order.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.



Minimum – High School diploma or GED required.  Technical or vocational degree or two years of college preferred.



Minimum of three years of experience in television news photography preferably in a top 50 market, live ENG microwave truck operations and non-linear editing experience. NPPA Workshop and SNG Operations experience is a plus.


Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good working knowledge of digital broadcast systems operations and broadcast system interconnection.

Operation of large vehicles and knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.

Possess good eye-hand coordination.

Have a valid Driver’s License with excellent driving history.  Must have good navigational skills.

Able to work well under time constraints of news operation and be a good ambassador for the station at all times.

Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment.

Must be able to make decisions quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances.

% Travel Required (Approximate):  80-90% local