KSL TV Photographer #3047
Posted on 2013-10-29
By KSL Broadcast Group KSL Broadcast Group
Salt Lake City, UT
POSITION OBJECTIVE: Professionally photograph (using either a video or still camera) news events and features as assigned by the assignment desk; gather information and convert it into appropriate written, audio and/or digital format as assigned; to timely and safely drive to and from news events; correctly operate and assure it is maintained in good working condition all ENG camera/deck, automobile and other assigned gear including microwave equipment; develop and maintain a working knowledge of photographer/editor/live functions of the newsroom, bureaus, satellite truck and helicopter; digital platforms, edit news video as needed. Set an example of professionalism in photographic skill, attitude and commitment; assist in training new photographers; willingly accept other reasonable duties and assignments from the Chief Photographer or DMC News Division management. If needed, monitor public safety scanners, make phone calls to public safety departments and travel to scenes of KSL news interest. At events of news interest the job requires gathering information, shooting video and communicating with the producers and editors to effectively present the events on KSL news shows. Photographer duties will not be limited to the newsroom, and will require photographer to travel to on-site story destinations as needed.
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Photographer KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Must set an example of professionalism in photographic skill, attitude and commitment. Must adhere to ethically sound journalistic principles. Maintain a professional attitude with entire news staff. Good cooperation and communication are expected. Must show an extended knowledge of the technical abilities of photojournalism as set by the Chief Photographer and DMC News Division management. Determine as much information about an assignment as possible before leaving the newsroom. Communicate with the assignment desk, reporters, producers, and Radio personnel as the story develops. Ability to edit video news stories in a professional and expedient manner. KSL guidelines suggest editing a PACKAGE in 40 minutes, an NAT-SOT in 15 minutes, and an NAT in 10 minutes. Maintain communication with the station, alerting the desk by radio or telephone of any story or personal status change that may affect the assignment. The photographer must be available via telephone at place of residence. Respond quickly to directions from producers, assignment desk and reporters. Willing and able to perform on-call duties and back-up on-call duties on a rotating basis. Required to work extended hours as needed. When \"on-call\" keeps in 24-hour contact with the station. Be able to respond within 10 minutes when called. (This eliminates any activity that makes a fast response impossible.) Along with the privilege of having an assigned car and equipment full-time comes the expectation of shooting breaking news stories when not on-call if a need arises. Usually the closest photographer to a breaking story will be called first. Able to remain on a particular assignment until completed. Stay on the job from beginning until completion. Attend staff and photo meetings as scheduled. 10. Valid driver\'s license and proven ability to safely drive company vehicle or personal vehicle (as case may be) without exposing the company to serious liability risks. 11. Keep all assigned equipment in excellent condition by treating properly and overseeing preventive maintenance as needed. 12. Be aware of and maintain security of assigned equipment at all times. This includes removing essential ENG tools from vehicle overnight and placing them in a personal residence. Consistently works flexible shifts as required. Works more when required to meet deadlines including news coverage events, other staff members\' vacations and days off, weekends, holidays, evenings, etc. 14. Communicate concerns and questions to the supervisor. There will be a time limit of 7 days for the supervisor to respond to a photographer\'s concerns/inquiries. Inquiries might include but not be limited to such things as KSL policies or a photographer\'s actions in a given situation. A final answer won\'t necessarily be available within 7 days but the process that is being employed to resolve the issue will be communicated by then. 15. Assist in the training of new photographers under the direction of the Chief Photographer. Help in arranging and participating in photo meetings and seminars. 16. Accept special job assignments within the photo department as determined by the Chief Photographer or DMC News Division management. Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Work effectively in a team environment. Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients. Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor. 21. Able to manage stress effectively. 22. Personal growth and development. Other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Lift, move, and carry equipment that weighs 50-60 lbs. Able and willing to carry equipment for whatever distance is necessary to completely cover the event. Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively. Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
Two (2) years post high school education in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent. Five (5) years previous commercial experience as a video photographer/editor, or equivalent. A sense of news value and be able to display creative abilities in photojournalism and video editing techniques. Audition tape may be required demonstrating accuracy, fairness and photojournalistic news style. Ability to communicate a story visually through either video or still photography. Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic and the sending digital still photos remotely. Ability to write basic caption information. Assist as needed, this could include doing a live shot, assisting other photographers with live shots, tuning in live shots, and editing. Consistently work hours required. Work more when required to meet deadlines including flexible shifts, weekends, holidays, evenings, rotating days, overtime, etc. Required to work extended hours as needed. Must have a telephone and fill on-call schedules as assigned. Able to remain on a particular assignment until completed. Self-starter, dependable, and capable of performing under pressure particularly when unanticipated problems or unscheduled assignments arise, as the services performed affect the ability of others in the department to do their work. Show initiative and innovation in problem solving in all aspects of news production with moderate amount of supervision. Valid driver's license and proven ability to safely drive company vehicle or personal vehicle (as case may be) without exposing the company to serious liability risks. Drive long distances at times for story coverage. Ability to work from home. Proven ability to handle stress. Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Work effectively in a team environment. Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients. Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
HOW TO APPLY:
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