Full Time Job

Videographer & Photographer, News


Champaign, IL 09-22-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
It's impossible to have a great newscast without great video. WCIA 3 in Champaign, Illinois is looking for a great news videographer with a passion for shooting compelling video and editing it together to make memorable and appealing stories both on air and on line.
Our videographers are the best in the market and consistently turn stories that take full advantage of natsound, smart sequencing, and creative interviews / standups. You'll have the opportunity to gather stories with a reporter and on your own.
Our videographers are encouraged to innovate, enterprise and share their ideas. We have a seasoned Chief Videographer who has a proven track record of helping videographers improve their skillset and advance in our industry.

• Shoot and edit news stories both teamed up with a reporter and by yourself
• Have a broad knowledge of ENG gathering equipment and the ability to troubleshoot
• Have an understanding of video production, including lighting, audio, framing, story structure, editing, etc.
• Have a strong understanding of journalistic integrity
• General maintenance of camera gear, vehicles, computers, editing systems, etc.
• Additional duties as necessary

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Working knowledge of editorial standards
• Solid news judgment
• Ability to conduct interviews with newsmakers
• Non-linear editing skills
• Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
• Be able to tell complete and comprehensive stories utilizing video and sound
• Must be creative with strong editing skills
• Must have attention to detail with great accuracy
• Must have a valid driver's license
• Flexibility in scheduling

Working Relationships:
• Must be a team player and work well with others
• Reports directly to Chief Videographer and takes direction on assignments from news managers and assignment editors
• Represent the station to the community in a professional manner
• Contribute story ideas at daily editorial meeting
• Relay information from the field back to station promptly and clearly

Training Requirements:
• General ENG operation, maintenance, and safety
• Satellite Truck/ENG Truck safety training
• LIVE U/TVU/Bonded Cellular Live Transmission

Preferred Qualifications
• A.A. Degree in Communications/Media/Production
• Minimum 2 years of experience as television news photographer
• Experience operating live microwave truck
• Experience operating Satellite truck desired
• Ability to stand for long periods of time and carry upwards of 75lbs of gear

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gke6bk-44-192-54-67-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.