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Kgo - News Photographer / Satellite Truck Operator


San Francisco, CA 06-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Disney Entertainment's eight-owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Emmy® Award-winning station KGO-TV ABC7 is the San Francisco Bay Area's source for breaking news, weather, and live video. Widely recognized for its solution-based promise to help the Bay Area communities, the station's initiative ''Building a Better Bay Area'' dedicates more time, resources, and reporting to the issues that impact its viewers' quality of life. From the local economy and education, to health and safety, to issues impacting the environment, ABC7's focus is to bring greater perspective on the challenges currently facing neighborhoods. KGO-TV is an ABC-owned television station serving San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all of the greater Bay Area!

ABC7/KGO-TV is seeking an experienced News Photographer for a staff position. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, creative storyteller, and curious journalist. We are looking for a great teammate who works well under deadline pressure and is comfortable handling breaking news in the field with or without a reporter, and can reliably deliver content in a timely manner for all platforms. You must have experience in daily newsgathering, live microwave truck operation, knowledge of broadband streaming devices such as Dejero, satellite operation, lighting, and field editing. Adobe Premiere experience is preferred.

We are looking for a problem-solver who has good news judgment and can elevate a story or interview beyond what is assigned. Our News Photographers are responsible for the proper care and use of all assigned equipment. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary. SKnowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area is a plus. Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.

This position is covered under the Company's collective bargaining agreement with NABET-CWA.

• Shoot video and edit video. Set up and execute live reports, meet daily deadlines
• Safely and efficiently operate news vans using microwave, satellite and broadband streaming technology

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years of experience as a news photographer in local news, medium or large market
• Proficient with a variety of professional quality cameras and digital cameras, cell phone video.
• Proficient with non-linear desktop editing, including but not limited to Adobe Premiere.
• Flexibility to work a variety of shifts: weekends, early mornings, late nights, and holidays.
• Work collaboratively with reporters, assignment desk editors, producers, writers, and managers
• Proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to take a story from concept to completion independently or in partnership with a reporter.
• Candidates must pass a background check, and have a clean driving record. Possess a Class B driver's license or are willing to obtain it within 90-days of employment.

Required Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
• Four-year degree


The pay rate for this role in San Francisco is $52.8375 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Disney Entertainment:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company's powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you'll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

This position is with KGO Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment.

KGO Television, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjomq0-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $52.84 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.