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Photojournalist

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Do you enjoy operating behind the camera? Then this job is for you! Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., consisting of KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a full time photojournalist. The Photojournalist gathers and generates visual content for on-air and on-line by shooting video, editing video, and taking still shots.

This position requires 1-3 years of experience in shooting and editing and a bachelor`s degree in a journalism or a related field.

Essential Functions

  • Shoot news video that accurately and fairly represents news stories
  • Edit video and audio for broadcast, promos, and teases
  • Demonstrates sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural sound
  • Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis
  • Properly maintain camera, editing equipment, and station vehicle
  • Must be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative stand-ups and ways to explain a story
  • Communicate with reporters, writers, and producers on video needed for news stories
  • Operate live ENG equipment and vehicles
  • Write stories for on-air and on-line
  • Keep track of edited news stories for broadcast, maintain archive
  • Respond to breaking news or urgent newsroom situations
  • Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is required
  • Responsible for ensuring all goals and objectives are being met and training sessions are attended
  • Must demonstrate the drive to grow and learn as well as offer creativity every day.
  • Ability to work well with co-workers and in a professional manner is required.
  • Critique, feedback and training are part of the job
  • Required to observe all safety regulations in house and when in the field.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Collect information by interviewing and taking notes (e.g. news conferences)
  • Load raw video and still photos to the Web site
  • Communicate with the newsroom staff during breaking news
  • Write copy for the Web and newscasts after shooting VOs and VO/SOTs
  • Manage storage space in video clip bins and maintain a still photo library
  • Explore ways to increase visual content on the Web site
  • Working knowledge of local geography and road routes is strongly preferred.
  • Follow clothing and appearance guidelines

KWCH is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, which is headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. More information on Schurz is available via the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuMd2ikx7k&feature=youtu.be

RESPONSIBILITIES:

REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to write and edit stories, work with reporters
  • Capable of gathering information and interviews when necessary, conduct online research
  • Able to communicate clearly
  • Ability to shoot video in sequences and still photos that help tell the story for on-air and on-line
  • Ability to edit video and still photos to match story for on-air or on-line
  • Knowledge of lighting and use of natural sound
  • Must possess the ability to shoot and edit on non-linear equipment and to adapt to new technology.
  • Generate story ideas; identify potential stories; create and coordinate interviews
  • Ability to condense large amounts of information and video into short stories for newscasts
  • Must be able to operate Microsoft Windows software
  • Ability to operate news related software is preferred
  • Must be able to work well under pressure with limited supervision and daily deadlines
  • Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment
  • Understanding of and ability to follow and enforce the journalistic code of ethics
  • Must be capable of working well with others in challenging work environments to produce the best product for the viewer.
  • Prefer working knowledge of ENG trucks
  • Must be able to operate station vehicles as the need and situation dictate.
  • Working knowledge of web posting software
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Must be capable of utilizing 3 point lighting or capable of learning the process.
  • Prefer NPPA style photographer

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site to apply: http://www.schurz.com/careers/career-opportunities/?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1518

DEADLINE: 2013-09-10