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Photographer

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Photographer

• Emerging Level

Summary

Shoot video and edit news stories for newscasts on a daily basis.

Category Photographers 
Location Minnesota
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 21, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Job Responsibilities
  • Shoot compelling video with good, clean audio for news, weather, and sports for daily newscasts, specials, and station websites as well as social media under tight deadlines.
  • Gather great natural sound while in the field. Ensure good lighting, making sure the shot is bright and not dark.
  • Edit video and audio for news stories such as vos, vo/sots, setups and reporter packages using different techniques and different editing machines (including non-linear editing with Edius, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, etc.) under tight deadlines and in stressful situations while completing on time. Editing is done in-house and in the field on laptops. Learn and perform competently multi-layering and special effects such as witness protection, highlighting video clips, color correction, and Photoshop. Aspire to editing excellence to raise the level of storytelling.
  • Will conduct interviews for broadcast with formulating questions. May also use questions supplied by producers, reporters, or news management.
  • Work in tandem with a Reporter to "tell" a story.
  • Be able to operate safely LiveU units for live shots for daily newscasts.  
  • Know the streets and highways well enough to drive quickly to a breaking news story. Be able to operate and follow GPS.
  • Listen to the scanner while driving in the news car and call in spot news, and see if you are in a position to respond quickly to the scene first.
  • Learn and operate effectively and satisfactorily new technology and equipment including but not limited to cameras, servers, and editing equipment.
  • Communicate frequently throughout the day and work collaboratively with others in the newsroom including management, reporters, anchors, producers, assignment desk staff, creative services, and other photographers about the assigned stories and other assignments. Proactively pitch in to assist others.
  • Respond and work well in a crisis and during breaking news. Handle last-minute and unexpected changes. Communicate quickly and clearly to necessary staff and talent.
  • Attend editorial and other meetings. Come prepared to meetings and interact professionally with others. Contribute story ideas on a daily basis.
  • Is knowledgeable of local, national, and world events. Has a handle on what is going on in the community.
  • Travel regularly often locally however, may travel nationally and internationally.
  • Work assigned shifts. Shifts may change often. Fill in for absent co-workers if needed. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules including when called to cover breaking news, as assigned by the Chief Photographer or News Director.
  • Drive company vehicle to and from stories under various driving conditions. Obey all traffic laws and safety rules of the road while in a company vehicle. Report any problems or concerns with the vehicle and traffic incidents promptly to the appropriate company representative.
  • Build working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors, and the general public.
  • Act in a professional, courteous manner when representing the station and the news department.
  • Look presentable and neat on the job per the standards of the local market and department. 
Qualifications
  • TV news photography and editing experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient with current broadcast cameras and editing equipment. Has knowledge and expertise in non-linear editing.
  • Ability to work alone and with a Reporter.
  • Must be reliable and able to work additional hours if needed as well as travel as required.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record as determined by the Company.
  • Good news judgment and a thorough understanding of daily news content.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English well.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. 
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to work in areas and conditions that are often noisy, have many distractions, and in extreme weather (heat and cold) and landscape conditions. Must be able to listen to and respond verbally to others in English. Must have the manual dexterity to operate the camera and editing equipment. Must be able to move quickly inside and outside on uneven, unfamiliar terrain and areas. Work under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Routinely moves camera equipment weighing up to 50 pounds in all kinds of weather across various terrains for news stories.  Must be able to drive news vehicles. Must be able to maintain a stationary position for long periods of time. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
Attached Files
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