Full Time Job

News Photographer

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Portland, OR 01-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

You will cover day to day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments. You will produce and post unique content to social media platforms. We are shooting full HD on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops. You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is essential in this position.

Your creative visual storytelling must reflect an ability to capture excellent video and audio. We need a Photojournalist who can wear many hats; is a team player; is flexible with scheduling and shows great initiative. You must be able to gather news, shoot video, and edit your stories with or without a reporter. Knowledge of local and national news is a plus. Our news staff prides itself on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, and winning.

Specific Duties:
Operates ENG cameras and related equipment

Shoots and edits stories using AVID Media Composer
Operates cameras and microwave equipment on live reports

Produces and posts content for social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Drives and operates KATU News vehicles

Perform general mainteanance on news vehicles when necessary
Operates portable microwave gear, video over cellular and fiber optic remotes for news broadcasts

Maintains camera equipment, this includes recharging batteries, careful handling and storage, keeping equipment clean and free of dust and moisture, and advising Operations Manager of worn, damaged, lost, or faulty equipment

Makes recommendations to the Assignment Planner on story ideas or leads

Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned

Required Skills:

At least two years working in a professional newsroom

At least two years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization

At least one year of shooting experience

Must have valid driver's license and a good driving record

Ability to operate ENG news vehicles

Technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment

Ability to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

Experience driving and operating television news microwave and satellite vans

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!