News Photojournalist - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/26/2022

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Job Summary

The News Photojournalist is an experienced video photographer who excels at storytelling through outstanding visuals and audio and is able to provide strong live coverage. They should have the skills to occasionally perform the duties of a Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ). They should have creative skills, technical knowledge and experience using broadcast photographer equipment. The ideal applicant will also have broadcast writing skills and presentation skills. Photojournalists should use social media platforms fluently and have a solid understanding of streaming technologies. They must also be able to embrace other technologies as they develop. 


  • Provides strong live coverage. 
  • Excels at storytelling through outstanding visuals and audio. 
  • Possesses accomplished skills in News Photography, lighting, audio and remote broadcast concepts. 
  • Maintains proficient non-linear video editing skills. 
  • Understands a story's focus, pursuing outstanding visuals and sound in order to tell the story. 
  • Uses social media platforms fluently and in accordance with KIRO procedures and strategy. 
  • Have a strong understanding of streaming technologies as they apply to streaming back live video from the field. 
  • Post story updates to social media platforms are they develop stories. 
  • Embraces digital technologies as they develop. 
  • Supports the KIRO Mission and Values Statements and to represent KIRO in a highly professional manner. 
  • Collaborates with other KIRO employees in a professional, positive and helpful manner to ensure an efficient workflow. 
  • Is accountable for assigned equipment and its state of readiness. 
  • Operates KIRO’s remote broadcast equipment, including, but not limited to, ENG vans, microwave systems and satellite uplinks. 
  • Is conversant with nationally recognized standards for photojournalistic ethics. 
  • Strives for self-improvement through professional and personal training. 
  • Maintains knowledge of regional geography and current events and people in the news. 
  • Maintains a basic understanding of Newsroom computer systems and KIRO voice mail and data systems. 
  • Alerts KIRO News Director and news managers to any situations that may cause problems for KIRO legally, corporately or in the community. 
  • Consistently displays professional conduct and dress, adhering to KIRO standards. 
  • Attends all training sessions as requested.    
  • Completes specific tasks as requested by the News Operations Manager or other news managers. 



What we look for


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3 years of television newscast experience as a photographer on daily newsgathering assignment in the field with and without a reporter preferred. 
  • Has the skills of a journalist: the ability to ask pertinent questions and to act independently when necessary and appropriate. 
  • Creative skills, technical knowledge and experience using broadcast photography equipment. 
  • Proficient at shooting, editing, and using FTP and ENG transmission equipment. 
  • Experience with Avid Media Composer preferred. 
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively as a member of a reporter/photographer team under deadline pressure. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Skills of a Multimedia Journalist or MMJ: Has the ability to shoot, edit, write, and voice a story. 
  • Broadcast writing skills and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to present self-generated stories in live and edited video formats. 
  • High familiarity with social media platforms and how these platforms are used in a newsroom environment. 
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and a clean driving record is required. 
  • Requires the ability to work non-traditional hours flexibility in scheduling required. 
  • Some work may be required in either an industrial environment including noise, dirty and heavy machinery or warehouse-like locations. 
  • Local travel is required. 
  • Out-of-town travel is required 10% of the time. 
  • Physical demands and essential physical abilities include: a combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as a camera, tripod, batteries and accessories) 
  • Sedentary demands include document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse. 
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines). 
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected. 
  • Other: 60 lbs workload carrying equipment is commonplace. 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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