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Photojournalist

WSAZ

Huntington, WV 02-27-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WSAZ:

WSAZ covers a wide, diverse area comprised of three states. Many small towns sit along the Ohio River and smaller rivers and streams that run through rolling hills. Our viewers and customers are extremely friendly and down-to-earth. Although we're not a major metropolitan region, the WSAZ market enjoys relatively close proximity to many large eastern cities, and is easily accessible by interstate, rail, river and air. We enjoy all four seasons, and the activities that come with each. Nature is always a short distance away, with many surrounding state parks and lakes for recreation. Within the larger towns and cities, there is a vibrant night life with many outstanding restaurants and local festivals throughout the year.

Since 1949, WSAZ has been the overwhelming number one choice for Breaking News, Severe Weather coverage and information in western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern Ohio. Generations of residents have grown up counting on WSAZ to be a window to their world on-air and now digitally. Our people, on-air and behind the scenes, are trusted friends and neighbors in the community. There is a culture within our walls that recognizes the responsibility we carry, to continue what was started more than sixty years ago. We take pride in our ratings, our content, our status, and the need to maintain the work ethic that got us to where we are.

There has always been a family atmosphere at WSAZ. We care about each other, and know that we are stronger as one team than as many individuals. We take our jobs seriously, and know that we can be successful and have fun at the same time.

Job Summary/Description:

WSAZ is looking for a photojournalist to join our award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door and earn valuable on-the-job training in our newsroom and out in the field. The ideal candidate must have a passion for visual storytelling. You'll spend most days with a front row seat to live news events as you capture video, gather facts and conduct interviews. You'll also help edit video for newscasts and shoot compelling stories with our team of anchors and reporters.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Responsible for shooting and editing video and sound for all WSAZ multimedia platforms
- Must display competence in videography and video editing
- Must be capable of gathering news as part of a team or on your own
- Responsible for maintaining assigned gear, operating live trucks and other equipment
- Driving a company vehicle and any other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Must demonstrate solid news judgment
- Degree in broadcast journalism, television production or photography desired
- Previous newsroom experience as employee or intern
- Strong photography skills and ability to think creatively under constant deadline pressure
- Valid driver's license
- Knowledge of computers, cameras and editing equipment
- Must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

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

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwwpqk-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WSAZ

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.