WJRT is seeking an experienced Photographer with MMJ experience as well as editing capabilities. The Photographer is responsible for shooting and editing video for broadcast each day, communicating with show producers, news reporters and directors. The Photographer is also required to operate live and broadband equipment to facilitate real-time broadcasts from the field daily. Secondary tasks include MMJ responsibilities, which include working independently. May require providing voice-over reports while covering live events when needed. We are seeking a self-motivated team member that 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 broadcast, 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 on a daily basis
Ability to perform MMJ duties when needed
Experience with TVU and Dejero units including ability to post to websites and social media
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)
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
Observe all safety regulations in-house and when in the field
Upload raw video and still photos to the Web site
Communicate with the web 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
Proactive in collaborating story ideas with news team daily
Perform other duties as assigned
Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
Requirements include but not limited to:
3 years previous news photography experience is a requirement with experience lighting shots needed
Previous edit experience with Grass Valley edit systems or equivalent required
Previous ENG experience requires
Bachelors Degree in Journalism or related field preferred or degree in progress
Valid Drivers License and able to complete the MVR process successfully.
Occasionally morning, evening, or weekend work is required.
Able to shoot and edit stories, work with reporters and assignment desk, perform MMJ duties as needed
Capable of gathering information and interviews when necessary; conduct online research
Able to communicate clearly
Computer literacy required, including ideally ENPS news system
Ability to shoot and edit video in sequences and still photos that help tell the story for on-air and on-line
Knowledge of lighting and use of natural 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; work as a team to develop and ideas
Ability to operate news-related software is preferred
Must be able to 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 ethic
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 and live broadband equipment is required
Must be able to operate station vehicles as the need and situation dictates
Basic knowledge of web posting software/CMS (knowledge of Clickability is a plus)
Basic working knowledge of social media
Must be capable of utilizing 3-point lighting or capable of learning the process
Must be able to walk for extended periods while carrying equipment, carrying up to 75 pounds
Must be able to sit and edit in front of a computer for extended periods
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit, walk, stand, and use hands
Assist news producer in preparing newscast as needed
Proficient at posting content to station website, Facebook, and twitter when called upon
A pre-employment drug screening and motor vehicle record check are required. Driving record must be kept in good standing.
We are looking for self-starting, ``hands-on`` individual looking for a long time career opportunity.
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.
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, responsibilities are flexible and are subject to change at the News Directors discretion.
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. WJRT/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing. WJRT/Gray Television participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify Program.
Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Out company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license in good standing.