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Photojournalist

WOOD-TV

Grand Rapids, MI 05-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WOOD-TV, the NBC affiliate Nexstar station in Grand Rapids, Michigan has an immediate opening for a News Photojournalist.

A successful candidate should have at least two years' experience working in television news as a photojournalist and video editor. If you know how to craft a visually cohesive story that engages the audience, this is the job for you. WOOD's reporters and photographers work together as a team. You must be able to bring your own ideas into the conversation to help the reporter to bring the story to life.

If you are assigned a story without a reporter, you must be able to conduct interviews and gather information for the newsroom.

Knowledge of Adobe Premier, Bit Central and ENPS are a plus.

Responsibilities:
• Will be assigned to shoot video of events for stories and news coverage, independently or with an assigned reporter.
• Selects and combines the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
• Trims recorded segments to specified lengths and reassembles segments into sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
• Organizes and strings together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or instructions for newscasts and other programming.
• Reviews assembled footage on screens or monitors to determine whether corrections are necessary and for standards compliance.
• Sets up and operates computer editing and distribution systems, including Adobe Premiere, BitCentral, ENPS and AfterEffects units to produce a final product.
• Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, work product and desired effects.
• Maintains and cares for assigned equipment including videography, editing and company vehicles.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:
• High School Diploma
• Minimum two years' experience operating videography and video editing equipment

Requirements & Skills:
• Fluency in English.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Proficiency with digital video cameras and video editing equipment
• May be required to work early mornings or weekends.
• Must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Must be able work outdoors in all weather conditions and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items such as cameras, tripods, lights, etc. up to 25 pounds.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1oqk-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WOOD-TV

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.