Hearst Television, Kansas City, MO, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

KMBC/KCWE, the Hearst owned ABC/CW affiliate in Kansas City, has an opening for a Full-Time News Photographer to join our award-winning staff. We are looking for a journalist who loves to tell the story with the camera. The winning candidate goes beyond the 5 W’s to find the characters, emotion, and moments that make a story compelling.  Our new team member also understands the importance of breaking news and responds to it with the urgency required.  We don’t share gear, so you’ll be a good steward of your Sony PXW-320X and related equipment. Your assigned laptop is loaded with Adobe Premiere and configured to upload stories directly to our servers via BitCentral.  Editing a story is not just pushing buttons.  Our ideal candidate can make a good story better with creative editing.  We utilize ENG, SNG, and TVU for live sources, so a strong understanding of those operations is preferred.   Exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication, and organizational skills are critical. Contributions to our digital platforms is an expectation.  If you’re a team player with a great work ethic and a passion for visual storytelling, we’d like you to join our newsroom!

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Shoot and edit assigned stories for broadcast and on-line postings.
  • Collaborate with the assignment desk and reporters to cover daily stories.
  • Gather video and still pictures for digital platforms.
  • Work with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
  • Maintain assigned equipment and report needs for repair or scheduled maintenance.
  • Assist with show editing as needed.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and non-linear editing software experience. (Adobe Premiere Preferred)
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.
  • Related military experience will be considered.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Can organize and prioritize.
  • Must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work effectively while under deadline.
  • Efficient operation of ENG trucks and bonded cellular technology (TVU)
  • Can work in varied weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Can carry up to 50 pounds of equipment on a regular basis.


  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated 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 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.

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