Photographer - KNTV/KSTS

Posted: 5/23/2019

Location: San Jose, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 (KNTV/KSTS) have an opportunity for a Photographer.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work closely with News Management, Operations, On-Air Reporters and other newsroom personnel to gather high-quality visual elements and collaborate on informative news stories
  • Held to the highest journalistic standards


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in News Camera/Field Photography
    • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds of equipment at a given time
    o Cable Reeler (23 pounds)
    o Omni Kit (33 pounds)
    o Shoulder mount camera (20-25 pounds)
    o TVU, LiveU, Dejero (portable units) – ranging from 11-18 pounds
    • Must be able to stand for at least 2 hours at a time (in breaking news situations, may need to stand for longer periods of time – up to 8 hours)
    • Must be able to operate a live truck
    • Portable microwave gear experience
    • Must be able to maneuver small spaces (in/out of vehicles and to be able to take camera shots in tight spaces)
    • Must be able to sit for up to 2 hours at a time (i.e. for editing purposes)
    • Must be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of ENG field operations
    • Must be proficient working with Edius edit v.5, and newer, systems
    • Must be Proficient in the Panasonic P2 workflow
    • Must be able to operate a microwave truck
    • Must have strong understanding of computer/IT workflows
    • Must understand File Transfer Protocols
    • Job requires the ability to perform well outside in all types of weather and with a high degree of self-sufficiency


    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License
    • Must be able to work evenings, weekends & holidays as required and be regularly on-call to resolve issues

    • Degree in Broadcast Journalism/Production
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a top ten market
    • Must be self-motivated, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images ; strong NPPA-style preferred
    • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro a plus
    • Excellent photographer in Newsgathering, News production, station promotions and other general station projects as assigned
    • Work independently and capture informative and reliable newsgathering video and audio for broadcast
    • Possess strong news judgment
    • Work with others efficiently under daily deadline pressure
    • Solve technical issues in the field
    • Satellite truck operation

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