Full Time Job

Chief Photographer


Rogers, AR 03-27-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Local News Chief Photographer

40/29, the ABC affiliate in Rogers is looking for a Chief Photographer with the ability to capture the essence of what's happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. As Chief Photographer, you have excellent video storytelling and editing skills at all levels and the highest journalistic standards. In this leadership role, you will be a mentor to your staff, and you must also be technically up-to-date on the most modern aspects of the television medium for training purposes. You will report to News Director.

• Train, manage, evaluate and help develop a team of video journalists
• Manage news gathering equipment and fleet of vehicles
• Shoot and edit VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and Online postings
• Ensure our look and sound are among the best in the market
• Collaborate with the Assignment Desk and work with Reporters to cover daily stories
• Gather video and still pictures to further enhance coverage on our digital platforms
• Work with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered
• Work with producers to ensure their creative vision is accomplished with vivid video and natural sound
• Coordinate incoming video elements from crews in the field
• Oversee video library and support archive digitization
• Will produce and publish content to our online platforms

• Prior management experience required
• Previous newsroom experience required
• Excellent managerial skills
• Carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
• Efficient operation on ENG trucks and all news gathering equipment
• Can work in all weather conditions
• Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver's license and a near-perfect driving record
• Operate digital editing tools, including Adobe editing software
• Can organize and prioritize
• Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyn420-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.