Chief Photographer

Denver, Colorado
Jan 22, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time


KDVR/KWGN has an immediate opening for a Chief Photographer. We are looking for a strong, inspiring leader who knows how to motivate and continually evaluate a team of photographers by maintaining a positive, inclusive, accountable environment. The successful candidate will be a technical whiz who is not afraid to drive new ideas and always has an eye for quality and the ability to improve storytelling techniques. 


- Coach photojournalists, including consistent critiques and collaboration

- Assist in hiring, training on news shooting techniques, editing and workflows

- Support and supervise special productions, including planning and execution field productions

- Assign, schedule, manage and maintain photojournalist schedules

- Manage and assign photographer gear and vehicle assignments  

- Promote and ensure safe news gathering practices in the field

- Manage Final Cut Pro non-linear edit systems including training newsroom employees

- Manage IP and remote truck transmission including being readily available to troubleshoot issues

- Assist engineering in equipment acquisition, proposals and purchasing

- Various administration duties including news operations duties as needed

- Shoot, capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms

- Responsible for operating various news gathering equipment

- Responsible for drone program, operations and training

- Assist engineering with maintenance/inventory of field equipment and vehicles

- Perform other duties as assigned


- Minimum of 3 years of experience as a News Videographer, previous management experience preferred

- Proven track record of leadership

- Must be proficient with Final Cut and non-linear editing systems, LIVE U, Sony cameras, satellite and microwave equipment

- Experienced in live field production broadcasts

- College degree in Journalism or related field preferred

- Must be able to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends and holidays

- Requires the ability to work well under the deadline pressure

- Must be able to collaborate with Operations and Engineering

- Valid driver's license and good driving record required

- Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.



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