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Photojournalist - WIS


Columbia, SC 04-25-2023
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Job Description
Photojournalist - WIS

About WIS:

WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 70 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly ''South Carolina's TV Station''. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with over 60 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded ''South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year'' a record 16 times. We were also one of only three stations in the nation awarded the Service to America Award in 2022. The award is in recognition for our annual ''Families Helping Families'' that helps make sure children across the Midlands of South Carolina have presents each year for Christmas.
Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our ''Year of the Veteran'' initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the US Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 55 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year. In 2019, WIS commissioned Columbia's CW on 10.2, which now provides a full schedule of programming and WIS newscasts, including a nightly 10pm newscast. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.

Job Summary/Description:

WIS is searching for a motivated photojournalist to join our award-winning team. If you are creative and ambitious and would like to work for an award-winning legacy television station – This is the job for you.'' Basic duties include shooting and editing news stories, conducting interviews and coordinating lives-shots with reporters. The ideal candidate is adept with video and editing equipment and has a real vision for storytelling.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Operate field camera
• Ability to quickly edit
• Lighting
• Conducting interviews
• Covering breaking news, general assignments and feature stories
• Excellent communication skills to relay field information to the newsroom
• Operate live equipment

• Ability to story tell using video, utilizing natural sound and creative editing techniques
• Hands-on experience with editing software
• Able to conduct interviews to get information
• Must be able to lift/carry camera equipment ranging from 20lbs-25lbs.
• Valid driver's license and excellent driving record
• Good decision-making skills and news judgement
• Ability to represent the station professionally in the community and newsroom
• Must be able to work well with others and on team assignments

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)

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpqb3x-3-227-251-94-42 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.