Full Time Job

Chief Photographer

Nexstar

Amarillo, TX 10-22-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Chief Photographer oversees the day to day operations of the Photography division and is responsible for the maintenance of all photography technology and equipment at the station.
• Manages all aspects of the Photography division
• Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the photographers
• Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
• Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
• Manages the photographer staff, including coaching and development
• Assigns projects to staff and ensures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards
• Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots
• Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
• Minimum five years' experience as a photographer in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three years' experience in a leadership role
• Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
• Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Strong PC/MS Office experience
• Experience with video recording equipment and camera technology
• Experience with satellite trucks
• Significant experience evaluating, selecting and operating video recording equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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Company Profile
Nexstar

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.