Hearst Television, Lancaster, PA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $41,600

Salary max: $41,600

Duration: Full-Time

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a photographer who embraces the mission of impactful storytelling as a news photojournalist. We are seeking a self-motivated 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. This member of our team will spend several hours each day editing for newscasts and several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The winning candidate will need to be tech savvy and up to date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot with Sony XD Cam or similar ENG camera and to work with GoPro, iPhone, and other video formats to be edited in Adobe Premiere. Candidates should be familiar with utilizing ENG, SNG, or wireless data to transfer completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Precis, NBC and CNN video sharing platforms are critical. An excellent eye for video and the highest journalistic standards is a must. If you are quick acting, quicker thinking, and technically savvy, we want you working in our newsroom.   

 Job Responsibilities:  

  • Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings 
  • 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. 
  • Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field. 
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video. 
  • Will produce and publish content to our online platforms 

Experience Requirements: 

  • Computer and software experience is beneficial. 
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred. 
  • Related military experience will be highly considered.       

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment 
  • Efficient operation of ENG trucks and TVU live units
  • 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
  • Familiar with video sharing services such as Drop Box, One Drive, We Transfer or similar apps 
  • A self-starter - someone with a go getter attitude is favorable
  • Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions
  • Good interpersonal skills   


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


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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