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Photojournalist (Wichita, Kansas)

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:49 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Job
Details: 

Gray Television, dba KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a part-time Photojournalist to join the #1-rated news team in Kansas. This individual will gather and generate visual content for on-air and on-line by shooting video, editing video, and taking still shots

We’re seeking someone with 1-3 years of shooting and editing. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Journalism preferred. A valid driver’s license, along with a good driving record, is also required.

Essential Functions:

• Shoot news video that accurately and fairly represents news stories

• Edit video and audio for broadcast, promos, and teases

• Demonstrates sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural sound

• Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis

• Properly maintain camera, editing equipment, and station vehicle

• Must be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative stand-ups and ways to explain a story

• Communicate with reporters, writers, and producers on video needed for news stories

• Operate live ENG equipment and vehicles

• Write stories for on-air and on-line

• Keep track of edited news stories for broadcast, maintain archive

• Respond to breaking news or urgent newsroom situations

• Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is required

• Responsible for ensuring all goals and objectives are being met and training sessions are attended

• 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 is required.

• Critique, feedback and training are part of the job

• Required to observe all safety regulations in house and when in the field.

• Perform other duties as assigned • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed • Collect information by interviewing and taking notes (e.g. news conferences)

• Load raw video and still photos to the Web site

• Communicate with the newsroom staff during breaking news

• Write copy for the Web and newscasts after shooting VOs and VO/SOTs

• Manage storage space in video clip bins and maintain a still photo library

• Explore ways to increase visual content on the Web site

• Working knowledge of local geography and road routes is strongly preferred.

• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines

Essential Skills & Abilities:

• Able to write and edit stories, work with reporters

• Capable of gathering information and interviews when necessary, conduct online research

• Able to communicate clearly

• Ability to shoot video in sequences and still photos that help tell the story for on-air and on-line

• Ability to edit video and still photos to match story for on-air or on-line

• Knowledge of lighting and use of NAT sound

• Must possess the ability to shoot and edit on non-linear equipment and to adapt to new technology.

• Generate story ideas; identify potential stories; create and coordinate interviews

• Ability to condense large amounts of information and video into short stories for newscasts

• Must be able to operate Microsoft Windows software

• Ability to operate news related software is preferred

• Must be able to work well under pressure with limited supervision and daily deadlines

• Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather

• 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.

• Working knowledge of ENG trucks preferred

• Must be able to operate station vehicles as the need and situation dictate.

• Working knowledge of web posting software

• Working knowledge of social media

• Must be capable of utilizing 3 point lighting or capable of learning the process.

• NPPA style photographer preferred

Apply here.