A Photographer/Editor operates camera and editing equipment for the purpose of gathering the news and documenting society. The primary role of the photographer/editor is the comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. This individual will both shoot and edit material for station broadcasts and also operate the equipment responsible for transmitting gathered material back to the station. Candidate will shoot and edit news stories and special events. They must operate live truck and other ENG equipment, as well as establish live shots, as required by the news department. The individual must operate communications equipment in live trucks. They must operate equipment in ENG receive including: tuning in microwave and live shots; utilizing machines for record/dub/edit purposes; downlinking satellite transmissions. This person must utilize various communications equipment for both in-house and field communications. This person must also understand the use of good lighting, photographic, audio and editing techniques as required in the production of quality news. Must have ability to help plan major event coverage including site checks, troubleshooting and follow-up. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelorís degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or broadcasting required. Minimum of five yearsí experience as a news photographer/editor. Knowledge of basic journalism and digital production techniques. Experience with the operation of a P@ camera, P2 editing equipment, and non-linear experience. Demonstrated ability to work as a team with other journalists. Must have an understanding of how to utilize social media to gain more newscast viewers and draw more consumers to fox2detroit.com and the Fox 2 Facebook page. A geographical and /or historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a plus. Must have a valid driverís license. Job Code: 9822