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Photographer - NBC Bay Area

NBCUniversal, LLC, San Jose, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 (KNTV/KSTS) have an opportunity for a Photographer.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Cover local news and participate in the newsgathering and editorial process
  • Operate camera, sound, lighting, editing equipment and live truck to cover live and taped events
  • Respond quickly to breaking news while taking direction and interacting with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room, and appropriate Telemundo/NBC personnel
  • Interact with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room and acquisition personnel
  • Operate station issued equipment to the fullest and within all required safety guidelines
  • Proficient in HD lighting, HD videography, non-linear editing with Avid & Final Cut, Dalet editing, microwave truck operations, editing and feeding from the pit, recording Skype interviews, phone interviews, Live U and Dejero
  • Understand and practice all NBC safety standards and ethics
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles by doing preventive maintenance and inspections
  • Team with others to produce daily stories
  • Gather compelling video, natural sound and work with others to make sure it makes newscast
  • At direction of the assignment desk respond to breaking news obeying all traffic laws
  • Use courtesy and respect at all times and take extra caution when in the public’s eye
  • Attend editorial meetings to gain better understanding of overall process
  • Take annual safety training
  • Be competitive
  • Perform APC duties or other technical tasks as requested
  • Work closely with News Management, Operations, On-Air Reporters and other newsroom personnel to gather high-quality visual elements and collaborate on informative news stories
  • Held to the highest journalistic standards


Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years of experience in News Camera/Field Photography
• 3-5 years’ experience in a top ten market
• Must adhere to Environmental Health & Safety standards and regulations
• Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds of equipment at a given time
o Cable Reeler (23 pounds)
o Omni Kit (33 pounds)
o Shoulder mount camera (20-25 pounds)
o TVU, LiveU, Dejero (portable units) – ranging from 11-18 pounds
• Must be able to stand for at least 2 hours at a time (in breaking news situations, may need to stand for longer periods of time – up to 8 hours)
• Must be able to operate a live truck
• Portable microwave gear experience
• Must be able to maneuver small spaces (in/out of vehicles and to be able to take camera shots in tight spaces)
• Must be able to sit for up to 2 hours at a time (i.e. for editing purposes)
• Must be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of ENG field operations
• Must be proficient working with Edius edit v.5, and newer, systems
• Must be Proficient in the Panasonic P2 workflow
• Must be able to operate a microwave truck
• Must have strong understanding of computer/IT workflows
• Must understand File Transfer Protocols
• Job requires the ability to perform well outside in all types of weather and with a high degree of self-sufficiency
Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have a valid Driver’s License as well as a clean driving record
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice
• 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 adhere to enhanced protocols 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.

• Bilingual: Spanish and English; both written and verbal is preferred
• Degree in Broadcast Journalism/Production
• Must be self-motivated, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images ; strong NPPA-style preferred
• Proficiency in Final Cut Pro a plus
• Excellent photographer in Newsgathering, News production, station promotions and other general station projects as assigned
• Work independently and capture informative and reliable newsgathering video and audio for broadcast
• Possess strong news judgment
• Work with others efficiently under daily deadline pressure
• Solve technical issues in the field
• Satellite truck operation

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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