Full Time Job

News Photographer


Mobile, AL 02-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WKRG-TV News 5, the Nexstar CBS television affiliate in Mobile/Pensacola, seeks a News Photographer to join our news team.

This video photojournalist will gather content elements for and produce accurate and compelling visual stories and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Gather and & edit content elements for news video stories; including breaking news, severe weather, daily coverage, special reports, features, sports, and live events for multiple platforms, including television, online, and social media
• Produce NPPA-style video stories containing powerful video images, creative composition, solid lighting, video sequences, powerful natural sound, and compelling interviews
• Gather and verify information for stories through interviews, observation, and research
• React to and cover breaking news & weather with urgency and competitiveness while remaining conscious of personal, teammate, and public safety
• Collaborate with teammates (reporters, anchors, news managers, & others) to executed high-quality stories and projects under tight deadlines
• Ensure that all content produced meets company standards for journalistic integrity, timeliness, and production quality
• Contribute original, enterprise story ideas daily
• Produce special projects and other duties as assigned

Required & Preferred Capabilities:
• Previous photojournalism experience preferred
• Strong awareness of news and current events needed
• Sound editorial judgment, journalism ethics, and working knowledge of media laws needed
• Ability to make sound decisions without direct supervision
• Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
• Work well under pressure --- ability to handle breaking news and last-minute changes with aplomb
• Low-to-zero call/approach reluctance --- ability to confidently engage with viewers, officials, those affected by stories, and others to cultivate story leads and information
• Professional savvy and collegial demeanor when interacting with colleagues and members of the public
• Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
• English fluency required
• Strong, candid knowledge of self & capabilities and display the willingness & ability to take action to learn, improve, and grow
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, photography, film,
or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred

Technical Skills:
• Mastery of broadcast-quality camera gear and other newsgathering equipment
• Strong non-linear video editing skills required and proficiency with Adobe Premiere video editing software preferred
• Operate TVU units, ENG vehicles, SNG vehicle, The Weather Beast storm-chase vehicle, and other live transmission and streaming equipment
• Valid driver's license required for hire. A clean driving record is required and must be maintained to be able to safely & confidently operate company motor vehicles.
• Make sure assigned company vehicles stay very clean, receive regular schedule maintenance, and get timely needed repairs
• Protect, operate, and maintain camera, microphones, computers, and other news gathering equipment
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, and other office equipment
• Familiarity with ENPS rundown and story management system preferred
• Knowledge of WordPress digital publishing preferred
• Familiarity with using social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, TicToc, etc.) preferred
• FCC Part 107 drone license and previous UAS experience welcomed

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Must be able to stand, sit, reach, walk, and run
• Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 60 pounds
• Position requires daily work outdoors, sometimes in extreme weather conditions
• Regular in-market and occasional out-of-town travel required
• Must be willing and able to work any shift as needed including overnights/early morning, days, nights, weekends, and holidays

Company Overview:

Nexstar Media Group is America's largest local television and media company with 199 full power stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets addressing US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar's platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbzb9y-100-26-196-222-42 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.