JR07307 - Photojournalist

Posted: 7/9/2019 | Expires: 8/8/2019

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Function: Production
Specialty: Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

WGCL-TV, a Meredith Corporation station, is in search of a highly-qualified, motivated candidate for our Photojournalist. This role is responsible for capturing the visuals of news stories and editing. Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media. This role may also include the operation of the station's SNG and ENG trucks. A link to view work samples is required for consideration.

Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

60% Function as staff photographer; shoots and edits video of daily general assignments and spot news stories.

15% Utilize existing technology to enhance story coverage.

15% Operate ENG and SNG Vehicles and related broadcast equipment.

10% Maintain related technical equipment in working order.

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: Minimum - High School diploma or GED required. Technical or vocational degree or two years of college preferred.


Minimum of three years experience in television news photography preferably in a top 50 market, live ENG microwave truck operations and non-linear editing experience. NPPA Workshop and SNG Operations experience is a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good working knowledge of digital broadcast systems operations and broadcast system interconnection.
  • Operation of large vehicles and knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.
  • Possess good eye-hand coordination.
  • Have a valid Driver's License with excellent driving history. Must have good navigational skills.
  • Able to work well under time constraints of news operation and be a good ambassador for the station at all times.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment.
  • Must be able to make decisions quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 80-90% local and/or regional travel

Our cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets.