Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Photographer/Videographer - WFXT TV in Boston, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Boston 25 News, WFXT-TV, is looking for a visual storyteller who has a passion for news and someone who wants to make an impact in their community. Photographers work with reporters daily in the field to turn visually creative and compelling stories. We are looking for someone who takes ownership in all aspects of their work, loves breaking news and understands the importance of local news. If you love to be first to the scene, to showcase great content, and tell stories that make a difference, Boston 25 News wants you to join our team!

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Shoot and edit compelling local news stories that are clear and easy to understand.
  • Able to work under pressure and make quick decisions in the field.
  • Operate and maintain a professional video camera and related news gathering equipment. This includes laptop, iPhone, LiveU and drones.
  • Be familiar with and understand non-linear editing techniques to meet deadlines and create high-impact stories.
  • Understanding of how to operate and maintain live equipment including microwave, satellite and LiveU backpacks. As well as being able to troubleshoot ENG/SNG trucks.
  • Understanding the best way to troubleshoot equipment issues (camera, laptop or ENG/SNG trucks) as well as ownership of all technical aspects of the job.
  • Collaborate with reporters to turn creative and visual stories, active live shot / teases and making sure daily deadlines are met in high pressure situations.
  • A self-starter, with the ability to gather VO, VO-SOT and NAT sound packages by yourself.
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment.
  • Maintain news vehicles for safe operation, keeping up with scheduled maintenance and having a valid drivers license.
  • Willing to be trained as a drone operator including taking the FAA drone pilot license exam.
  • Ability to work all shifts scheduled, including mornings, nights, weekends and holidays. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Must adhere to all station policies.
  • Bring story ideas and a creative energy to the job everyday.

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience working as a TV news photographer required.
  • 3-5 years of non-linear editing experience preferably Avid editing software.
  • Working knowledge of ENG truck, as well as LiveU and/or licensed drone pilot.
  • A college degree in Journalism or TV Broadcasting is preferred.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

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.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

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 flexible time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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!

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