Full Time Job

Chief Photographer - NBC Bay Area/ 48


San Jose, CA 4 days ago
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are looking for an experienced manager and talented photojournalist to lead our team of videographers. Applicants should have experience executing a creative vision for the news department with expertise in training. Candidates should be able to execute safety standards and solve any logistical obstacles that are news related. Candidates will also work closely with the Vice President of News and News Operations manager to hire qualified candidates to the photography staff.

• Execute the creative vision of the news department in conjunction with the Vice President of News and News Operations manager
• Collaborate with the News Operations Manager to develop processes and procedures to maintain equipment and safety standards for all news gathering purposes
• Ensure all photographers and multi-media journalists are properly trained in the operation of all equipment including microwave trucks and cellular bonded transmissions
• Lead teams on remote and live production for daily news operation and special events
• Candidate must have a strong knowledge base of ENG cameras, lenses, should-mount cameras, DSLR and other equipment used by staff
• Research new technology and make recommendations on what to purchase
• Take a leadership role when dealing with logistical problems concerning daily news gathering and special projects
• Contribute to the Investigative and Consumer Units, providing high-level camera operations, supporting elements, graphic design and editing
• Work as a field photographer when needed
• Maintain stock and storage of all ENG supplies and equipment
• Monitor photographer expenses and help with strategic planning for the news department
• Work with all outside vendors for news-related issues
• Provide regular feedback and coaching to photographers and skillfully manage any challenging conversations relative to performance or other items.
• Identify training resources to continue to grow the skills of the photography staff and advance their work.
• Deliver yearly performance reviews and assist on salary planning
• Host classes to improve skills of photography staff
• Must be reachable to answer questions during off hours in cases of emergencies


• Minimum 5 years' experience in news management
• Ability to work closely and collaboratively with managers and staff across departments
• Proven track record of ENG and technical expertise
• Superior videography and editing skills
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to teach and train
• Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines
• Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage

• Must be willing to work at the station in San Jose, CA
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have a valid Driver's License
• Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and overnights

Additional Requirements:
• Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Salary range: $90,000 - $120,000 (bonus eligible)

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d541m0-3-231-217-107-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $90,000 to $120,000 Per Year ($ USD)