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Photojournalist / Kdlt


Sioux Falls, SD 05-18-2023
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Job Description
Photojournalist - KSFY / Kdlt


Sioux Falls is one of the fastest growing cities in the Upper Midwest and is home to more than 200,000 people. Healthcare and finance make up much of the workforce in Sioux Falls. There is never a shortage of things to do here. Summers are packed with outdoor festivals and concert events. Many also enjoy the city's nearly 30 miles of bike trails; be sure to stop by the beautiful waterfalls of the Big Sioux River! And winter doesn't mean people hibernate; there are plenty of outdoor and indoor activities all winter long. In 2014, the city built a 12,000 seat area that has hosted everything from PBR events, hockey and indoor football, to concerts with names like Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood and Ed Sheeran. The city is also home to a new indoor aquatic center, indoor ice skating facility, basketball arena, and an indoor tennis complex. There is no shortage of places to eat either. Not only is Sioux Falls home to many familiar restaurant chains, but it's also known for many great locally-owned restaurants. And if you want to get away for the weekend, you can drive to Omaha in three hours, Minneapolis in four and the Black Hills in five.

KSFY/KDLT is an award-winning television operation serving viewers in the eastern half of South Dakota as well as portions of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The stations operate from a new studio in downtown Sioux Falls as one rebranded organization called Dakota News Now. The facilities put Dakota News Now on the cutting edge of television and news gathering technology, making it one of the most state-of-the-art television stations in the market and the region. The Dakota News Now team produces 38 hours of news each week. Some of our employees have been here for more than 25 years. For others, this is their first job out of college. It's a great mix that gives us different perspectives while covering the news. People here enjoy the work they do, and everyone steps up to the plate during major news events like breaking news and severe weather.

Learn more about Dakota News Now & Sioux Falls here:

Job Summary/Description:

Dakota News Now is looking for a full-time photojournalist to join our news team. We're looking for someone who has a great eye for photography, someone who can tell a story with video.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Shoot and edit video of various news events for our daily news broadcasts
- Operate high-tech multimedia equipment
- Maintain assigned gear and drive a company vehicle
- Must have excellent news judgment and journalism ethics
- Must possess good organizational and time management skills
- While primarily an early morning Monday-Friday position, must be willing to work longer hours and different days as needed

- Associate or bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, film or related field
- Experience in television news photography is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate
- Ability to operate a field camera, editing and lighting equipment
- Proficient in TVU technology & other mobile news gathering, including use of GoPros, TVU Anywhere App, editing and sending back video/packages from the field
- Ability to lift/carry equipment ranging from 35-50 lbs.
- Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
- Must have a desire to win, the ability to reflect on your work and apply feedback
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced newsroom environment.
- Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment
- Self-starter with the ability to follow through on projects until completion.
- Attention to detail, along with the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
- Ability to represent station professionally/responsibly in the community and newsroom, and on social media

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

KSFY/KDLT-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1jkom-44-200-112-172-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.