Full Time Job

Chief Photographer


Arlington, VA 05-18-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WJLA is actively seeking a seasoned Chief Photographer to inspire and lead our dedicated team of Photographers and Multimedia Journalists (MMJs). The ideal candidate will have over 5 years' experience in the field, a deep understanding of storytelling through video and sound, and a proven ability to manage and schedule crews. We are looking for a leader who is committed to the National Press Photographers Association's (NPPA) standards and practices and who can foster this focus within the team.

Responsibilities include:
• Inspiring, leading, and providing constructive critique on the shooting and editing skills of photographers and MMJs.
• Ensuring the team is proficient in ENG truck and Live U operations.
• Overseeing the maintenance and repair of the news department's vehicle fleet.
• Collaborating with the Operations Manager in the recruitment and training of new photographers and editors.
• Supervising and ensuring the quality of work produced by photographers and editors.
• Managing and scheduling photographer/editor crews efficiently.
• Understanding and adhering to NABET union contracts.

• A minimum of five years' experience in television news photography and editing.
• Comprehensive technical knowledge of SAT vehicles, Live U, and AVID editing.
• Familiarity with the DC area and its unique storytelling opportunities.
• Professionalism, strong organizational skills, and high motivation.
• Solid understanding of photojournalism principles and a commitment to NPPA standards.
• Proficiency in collaborating with reporters and Multimedia Journalists, as well as working independently to gather news and meet deadlines.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn5n2k-18-207-240-77-42 in your application.