Contract Job

Photographer / Editor

CBS Television Stations

San Francisco, CA 04-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Freelance Photographer/Editor (San Francisco, CA)


This is a union position and membership is required.

Description of duties:

Photographer/Editor duties include the shooting and editing of News stories. The Photographer/Editor is expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary lighting techniques and fully understand the use of professional audio equipment commonly used in ENG work. The Photojournalist/Editor is expected to edit all stories in the field and will routinely set and execute live shots alone and often for multiple shows. Must be familiar with Frontline vans and ENG vans.

The Photojournalist/Editor must be able to troubleshoot minor equipment problems in the field. Additionally, the Photojournalist/Editor must be able to monitor/perform basic vehicle maintenance. A positive approach to problem solving will be essential for success. Must be able to travel on short notice. Must be able to edit on Final Cut Pro,Avid or Grass Valley nonlinear edit system. Must be able to edit a 2 minute news package in 30 minutes or less.

Work Environment:

Photographer/Editor will work in a variety of environmental conditions including, but not limited to: intense noise, extreme temperature, weather, fumes/odors, dust, chemicals, smoke, and extreme heights. Photographers carrying camera equipment could be placed in dangerous or hazardous situations similar to, and along with, police and fire personnel. You may be required to wear a bulletproof vest. You must be able to travel by helicopter and light general aviation aircraft. You must be able to travel by boat. Must be able to work over night and day shifts.

Physical Demands:

This physical job requires the candidate to be physically fit to avoid injuries. Must be able to carry and set up ENG equipment often weighing 50lbs. Must be able to drive news vehicle to news story location, and to edit footage in confined areas/space.


B.A. degree in a related field preferred.
• 3 to 5 years Photography/Editing experience in a major market required.
• Extensive knowledge of the Bay Area required. 
• The candidate should have 3 to 5 years experience operating an ENG Live Van. 
• Candidate must be able to edit all nonlinear systems with broadcast quality equipment. 
• FCP editing and Avid experience a plus.  
• Satellite uplink truck experiences a plus.  
• Must maintain a current California Drivers License in good standing.



Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpkmj0-3-238-96-184-42 in your application.