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Chief Photographer

Hearst Television, South Burlington, VT, United States

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Duration: Full-Time


WPTZ/NBC, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington/Plattsburgh market, is seeking a Chief Photographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. Exceptional organization, motivation and management skills are critical. Excellent video and editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, and effective communication style at all levels and the highest journalistic standards are a must. Our Chief Photographer is also a team leader, who provides regular feedback and mentorship to our team of photographers and MMJ's.
 
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Trains, manages, evaluates and develops a team of photographers and MMJ's
  • Shooting and editing of VO’ s, VO-sots and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings
  • A team leader who ensures our look and sound are among the best in the market.
  • Working with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories.
  • Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms
  • Working with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
  • Working with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound.
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
  • Will produce and publish content to our online platforms
  • In-person attendance is required. Position is based in South Burlington, VT, but could cover stories throughout our market.
Experience Requirements:
  • Prior management experience required.
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.
Qualifications Requirements: 
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Efficient Operation on TVU packs
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record
  • Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools
  • Can organize and prioritize
Education:
  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news or related field or related experience
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered
Additional Requirements
 
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.