- Chief Photographer

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Chief Photographer


We are seeking a highly skilled, accomplished leader who can set the bar for a talented team of photographers and editors to create sharable and compelling content for television, digital platforms, social media and mobile.

Category Camera Operators  Digital Media  Journalist/Reporter  Live Event / On Location Services  Photographers 
Location Greater St. Louis Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 17, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

We want a journalist who can tell great stories independently or with a team. Our ideal candidate is familiar with the latest photography, editing tools, software and lighting techniques. The successful candidate is a breaking news champion, leading by example and proficient with live news gathering tools, able to participate in live performance on air and live streaming when necessary. A winning attitude is a must.

  • Plan and supervise the production of remote programming
  • Set and monitor adherence to the highest technical standard for photography and editing
  • Teach the newsroom needed skills in desktop editing, drone photography and more
  • Stay current and identify the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Embrace the dual role of teacher and practitioner
  • Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories
  • Cover breaking, general, sports, weather stories and features, often in partnership with our multiskilled journalists.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Operate live newsgathering units, including SNG truck
  • Perform other tasks as required by news management team
Job Requirements:
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, or related field
  • 10 years of experience as a photographer/editor preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Experience with Edius and/or Adobe Premiere, a plus
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • SNG experience, strongly preferred
  • Certification as a drone pilot, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Membership in IBEW, a non-exempt position
Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions

Physical Demands Set: Medium work: Involves standing prolong hours, stooping, bending, lifting/pushing up to 25 lbs.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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