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 in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The 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 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.

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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 so as 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.
  • Maintains a valid Washington State driver’s license and clean driving record.

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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, in good standing, is required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • 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.

Other Requirements and Physical Demands

  • Requires the ability to work non-traditional hours
  • 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.

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