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Photographer Trainee - NBC San Diego

NBCUniversal, LLC, San Diego, California

Create the extraordinary.


  • Responsible for recording and editing local news events
  • Record news events
  • Understand and practice ethical journalism
  • Gather news facts and create compelling stories when on assignment with or without a reporter
  • Work with daily deadlines
  • Edit video for broadcast and website
  • Responsible for daily operation of all ENG equipment including ENG cameras, audio, lighting and microwave equipment
  • Monitor and understand government and public service radio frequencies
  • Operate motor vehicles and live trucks
  • Perform other related duties to ensure high quality news coverage
  • Contribute to social media coverage


Minimum of 2 years experience as a news photographer
High school diploma or equivalency certificate required
Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds of gear
Must be willing to work at the station in San Diego location
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must have valid driver’s license
Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift
Must submit a sample of own work to be considered

additional job requirements:
-Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
-Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
-Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Thorough understanding of computer technology as it relates to non-linear editing and HD photography
Familiarity with Panasonic P2 Cameras
Familiarity with social media such as Facebook and Twitter
Ability to provide written and visual content to the website
Broadcast writing skills
Knowledge of computer-based editing
College or vocational school education in broadcast communications, journalism or photographer
Team player and adaptive to flexible work environment
Motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
Display a positive work ethic and ability to work under tight deadlines
High degree of integrity and professionalism
Bilingual (English/Spanish) both written and verbal preferred
Familiarity with bonded cellular transmission processes
Familiarity with digital file formats

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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