Full Time Job

Photographer / Director


Saginaw, MI 09-13-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WNEM:

At WNEM, it is our job and inherent desire to be the best local television station in the Mid- Michigan market and the #1 digital platform across the state , region and the country. We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in our local news, entertainment, information and public service programming.
We have the top-rated news station plus broadcast website. We are a Midsize market with opportunity to grow. We are a self-starting team driven for success with unique selling opportunities for creative seller. Essential to that effort is a foundation of honesty and integrity - qualities that help us earn and build trust with our viewers, co-workers, and business partners.

Job Description/Summary:

The Photographer/Director gathers news for broadcast, web and other platforms of the future. The successful candidate must be able to shoot stories in a compelling and brand-focused. This person must be able to operate an ENG truck. In addition, this person oversees the operation of the Ignite automation system and will execute live newscasts and special projects from that terminal. The Photographer/Editor also performs non-linear editions of promotion and news elements, enters graphics into newscast rundowns using MOS, and creates pre-production elements.

You'll also photograph and edit news, weather, and sports materials. Transmits and records news weather and sports videos and/or audio feeds, including ENG feeds. Operates LiveU, ENG and or SNG van and associated equipment. Sets up and operates lighting equipment. Performs limited newsgathering functions.
Operates and maintains Ignite automation during the newscast. Directs and switches live newscasts and special project reports to ensure all show elements are executed flawlessly. Troubleshoots technical issues as they occur. Collaborates with promotion and news employees to develop pre-production elements. Directs special projects. Performs non-linear editing (and associated functions) for promotion, commercial ingestion and duplication, satellite operations, promo ingestion, news and sales projects. Utilizes graphics in support of the branding and editorial philosophy of the station's newscast.

Please note
- the primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to the duties listed above

• ️ Completion of high school, or equivalent. Bachelor's degree in broadcast television production or media a plus. Minimum two years experience in a live broadcast television environment with hands-on experience as photographer and in a control room including switching, audio, graphics, character generator, robotics, and automated rundown software preferred.
• ️ Non-linear editing experience preferred. Experience operating and maintaining Ignite automation tools and software preferred.

Interested applicants can go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your cover letter, resume, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

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

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv27q0-3-237-31-191-42 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.