News Photographer (Full Time)

Miami-Ft Lauderdale, Florida

posted on February 16, 2018

job posting:

Job Opening Date: February 5, 2018 Job# 18-07 JOB SUMMARY: Univision WLTV 23 is seeking a FT News Photographer to shoot video and audio of news and other events for TV productions, both live and recorded. Edit material to match scripts using non-linear, computer-based editing on our facilities, or via mobile equipment from remote locations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Shooting and editing assigned and breaking news stories using ENG camera and non-linear editing equipment, with or without reporter. • Shoot and edit special assignments and series as needed. • Provide pictures and short/snap videos from the field for our Social Media platforms • Set up and operate microwave ENG trucks, as well as Live U equipment. • Assist video editor/acquisitions in editing and preparing video for newscasts as assigned, using server-based editing and playback system. • Operate and maintain news vehicles and equipment in a safe and professional manner. • Perform routine maintenance and light troubleshooting on assigned equipment. • May be required to upload video, digital pictures, and copy to the station’s website. • Monitors scanners in vehicles from news stories. • May be required to travel for special assignments and coverage. • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor. • Candidate will have continuous interaction with news reporters and other photographers. Will work closely with producers, assignment desk editors, video editors and chief photographer. • Will have constant interaction with engineering and production departments, and will be in daily contact with the public, as well as local, state and federal officials. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong storytelling and problem-solving skills. • Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines. • Must be able to multi-task and communicate effectively. • Self-motivated, well organized and with excellent personal interaction skills. • Detail oriented, able to follow directions and make independent decisions • Must have a valid Florida Driver’s license with clean driving record, as driving a news vehicle daily, to-and-from stories, is an essential part of the job. • Drive and handle all necessary equipment on a news live truck. • Able to work flexible hours, including holidays, weekends and evenings, as well as during inclement weather such as Hurricanes. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • High School Diploma required. • College degree or technical school training in Journalism, Radio/Television, Production/ENG or related field, preferred. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • 2 or more years working as news photographer in a TV news or similar environment, preferred. • Personal computer experience required, including non-linear editing. • Knowledge of lighting techniques will be a plus. • Experience operating news live truck is a plus. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: • Bilingual - fluency in English and Spanish is required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to lift and carry broadcast video equipment (approximately 50 pounds). • Must be able to drive a vehicle, bend and set-up equipment for remotes to allow transmission of video, audio, pictures or live from-the-scene reports back to the station. • Must be able to sit for long periods of time. • Must possess vision and hearing acuity, clear and audible speech. • Manual dexterity in use of keyboard, videotape machines, cameras and other broadcast equipment, required. • Must be able to work in outdoor and inclement weather conditions.

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expires on 04/16/2018