As part of the FOX 4 News team a photojournalist gathers pictures and sound in an effort to tell compelling visual stories. The photojournalist must be able to prepare stories on deadline for presentation in a live newscast and shoot material as needed for use on social media. The photojournalist must have knowledge of local, state and federal laws pertaining to newsgathering and the ability to think on your feet.
BS/BA or equivalent degree in journalism or related field
Physically able to carry a minimum of 25 pounds of equipment
Must have a valid driverís license
Must have a working knowledge of cameras and Mac Book computers
Strong people skills
Must be a self-starter and self-motivated to work with a diverse group of people
Must be able to handle stressful situations and deadlines
Must be able to work assigned shifts which may include nights, weekends and overnights.
Ability to do other tasks as assigned by news management
The major responsibilities of this job include but are not limited to:
Gathering exciting pictures and sound to tell compelling television news stories
Maintain and be responsible for all station gear
Maintain a station vehicle with regular auto detailing and maintenance checks
Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Final Cut Pro editing software
Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance stories
Operate and maintain ENG Live Trucks for daily newscasts
Must be able to work independently and use solid judgment on all stories, images and sound that is used within a news story.
Ability to react to breaking news quickly and efficiently
Have great knowledge of current local, state and national events and issues
Work in tandem with reporters to develop story ideas and generate creative ideas for individual stories
Work efficiently under multiple deadlines on a daily basis
Must understand ethical and legal issues concerning stories and use appropriate journalistic guidelines.
Must be able to work respectfully with others, including, but not limited to news managers, reporters, editors, anchors, engineers and producers