The Photojournalist will shoot and edit video on deadline and operate ENG/SNG/Satellite newsgathering equipment. Coordinate with other staff to determine shoot objectives.
Charlotte, North Carolina Area
Jan 06, 2023
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
- Shoot and edit still and video for web and broadcast on deadline.
- Work with reporters, assignment desk editors, and production staff and independently in the newsgathering process.
- Manage general upkeep of assigned company vehicle and equipment.
- Work with video newsgathering equipment such as lighting, lenses, and tripods.
- Provide guidance on capabilities and means to optimize video opportunities.
- Analyze subject material, select equipment, lighting, angle and background; select and present subject to achieve desired effect, with attention to lighting, background composition and style.
- Choose and utilize a wide variety of video newsgathering equipment, including lenses, lightings, filters, etc.
- Use video editing software to modify and create images meeting defined style requirements; edit and enhance images; apply special effects and color correction as needed.
- Conduct site surveys for live presentations when necessary.
- Responsible for representing the station in a professional manner.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- News video editing skills
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
- Ability to interface with internal company personnel
- Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
- Ability to work with bonded cellular live streaming technology and Operate ENG/SNG/Satellite vehicles under company guidelines and within proper safety parameters
- Must obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the State of residence
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred
- 5+ years of shooting and editing television news footage experience
- Microwave truck experience a must; DSNG experience helpful