Contract Job

KABC News Photographers


Glendale, CA 05-15-2024
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
KABC Freelance News Photographers

ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking experienced news photographers for Daily hire employment. The candidate will be a self-starter, creative storyteller, and curious journalist. We are looking for a team player 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. Must have experience in daily newsgathering, live microwave truck operation, knowledge of broadband streaming devices such as Dejero, satellite operation, lighting, and Adobe Premiere editing.

We are looking for a problem solver who has good news judgment and can elevate a story or interview beyond what is assigned. Expected to be responsible for the proper care and use of all assigned equipment. Additional duties as necessary. Schedule flexibility and willingness to work weekends, early mornings, late nights and holidays a must. Knowledge of Southern California a plus. Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.


Shoot interviews, b-roll and live shots. Edit news stories. Set up and execute live shots, meet daily deadlines

Safely and efficiently operate news vans using microwave, satellite and broadband streaming technology

Work collaboratively with reporter, desk, producers, writers, managers

Proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure news environment and have good troubleshooting skills

Ability to take story from concept to completion independently

Basic qualifications:

Minimum 5 years of experience as an ENG photographer in local news

Must be experienced and proficient with a variety of professional quality ENG cameras

Adobe Premiere proficiency

A good grasp of ENG Live truck operations

Flexibility to work a variety of shifts: weekends, early mornings, late nights and holidays a must!

Preferred qualifications:

Medium or large market experience


Required education:

High school diploma or equivalent

This position is covered under the NABET-CWA ABC Master Agreement. The pay rate for this role in Glendale, California is $60.00 per hour.

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbbw66-100-28-227-63-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $60.00 Per Hour ($ USD)