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Photographer - WJRT-TV

WJRT is seeking an experienced Photographer with strong storytelling capabilities. The Photographer is responsible for shooting and editing video for broadcasts daily, communicating with show producers, and news reporters. The Photographer is also required to operate live and broadband equipment to facilitate real-time broadcasts from the field daily. We are seeking a self-motivated team member who wants to win each day and will do what is needed to succeed. Versatility is a must! You would be joining a newsroom that is energetic and expatiates breaking news, severe/disruptive weather, and daily investigative reporting. This is a full-time position with numerous benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and accrued paid time off.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Shoot news video that accurately and fairly represents news stories. Edit video and audio for broadcasts, promos, and teases. Demonstrate sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural sound. Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment daily. Properly maintain camera, editing equipment, and station vehicle. Communicate with reporters, writers, and producers on video needed for news stories.

Operate live ENG and Broadband live equipment and related vehicles. Keep track of edited news stories for broadcast; maintain archive. Respond to breaking news or urgent newsroom situations. Collect information by interviewing and taking notes as needed (e.g. news conferences). Must demonstrate the drive to grow and learn, as well as offer creativity every day. Ability to work well with co-workers and in a professional manner. Observe all safety regulations in-house and when in the field. Proactive in collaborating story ideas with the news team daily.

A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle record check are required. Driving record must be kept in good standing. We are looking for a self-starting, "hands-on" individual looking for a long-term career opportunity. This is a full-time position offering competitive salaries with a competitive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision plans as well as a 401k plan.

This position may require availability to work weekends and may require holiday work. Must be willing and available to travel out of town on assignments if needed. Hours, shifts, and responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the news director's discretion. Passing a drug screening and motor vehicle records check are conditions of employment. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours as needed.

If offered a position, you must produce legally required documentation demonstrating your eligibility to work in the United States before you can begin employment.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (but not limited to): 2 years of previous news photography experience is a requirement with experience in lighting shots needed. Previous edit experience with Grass Valley edit systems or equivalent is required. Valid Driver’s License and able to complete the MVR process successfully. Capable of gathering information and interviews when necessary; conduct online research. Ability to shoot and edit video in sequences that help tell the story on-air and online.

Knowledge of lighting and use of natural sound. Generate story ideas; identify potential stories; create and coordinate interviews; work as a team to develop ideas. Must work well under pressure with limited supervision and daily deadlines. Strong initiative and attention to detail is required. Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment. Understanding of and ability to follow and enforce the journalistic code of ethics. Must be capable of working well with others in challenging work environments to produce the best product for the viewer. Basic working knowledge of social media. Must be able to walk for extended periods while carrying equipment, carrying up to 75 pounds.

How to apply:    Please apply online at

Application Deadline    12/22/2023

Equal Opportunity Employer

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