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Special Projects Photographer/Producer

Hearst Television, Winter Park, FL, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time


Storyteller Wanted!

WESH 2 News has a rare opening for a Photographer/Producer within our award-winning Special Projects Unit. This newly added position will work side-by-side with our current Special Projects photographer/editor, creating content with our anchors and report to the Executive Producer of Special Projects. 

The WESH 2 Special Projects Unit specializes in long-form, investigative as well as franchise content. The top candidate for this position enjoys editing a few 8-minute packages at once as part of an hour-long special and has no problem creatively gathering the b-roll for it...or creating graphics for the places b-roll doesn't suffice. You sweat the details when shooting interviews, with an eye for lighting, locations, and backgrounds. And you can manage multiple projects, and their content, at the same time. 

This position is for a journalist who wants to be an equal partner in the storytelling process, helping direct the newsgathering efforts with talent, producer, or on your own. You're willing and able to work the hours the shoot requires, be it overnight, a weekend, or first thing in the morning. We work when and where the story takes us. While you won't shoot day-of news (barring a hurricane, elections, or something massive), you are a journalist who will contribute to the Special Projects editorial process, pitching ideas and tracking down leads for the Unit. We value innovation and want a team player who also wants to push boundaries with the creative freedom we allow here.

The ideal candidate has a resume reel that shows off Special Projects proficiencies with a minimum 5 years shooting and high-end editing experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Drone pilot experience/licensing is a bonus!

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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