Photojournalist WSBT

Posted: July 27, 2013 by IUsec in Jobs

The market’s leading broadcasting company, WSBT-TV, is looking for a Photojournalist. This individual will gather and generate visual content for on-air and on-line by shooting video, editing video and taking still shots.

We are seeking a motivated individual who has obtained a high school diploma or GED. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in shooting and editing. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.


Essential Functions

• Shoot news video that accurately and fairly represents news stories

• Edit video and audio for broadcast, promos, and teases

• Demonstrates sound news judgment and ability to tell stories with pictures and natural sound

• Must be able to utilize non-linear editing equipment on a daily basis

• Properly maintain camera, editing equipment, and station vehicle

• Must be a visual storyteller and have the ability to come up with creative stand-ups and ways to explain a story

• Communicate with reporters, writers, and producers on video needed for news stories

• Operate live ENG equipment and vehicles

• Write stories for on-air and on-line

• Keep track of edited news stories for broadcast, maintain archive

• Respond to breaking news or urgent newsroom situations

• Participates in story selection process through meetings; attendance at editorial meetings is required

• Responsible for ensuring all goals and objectives are being met and training sessions are attended

• Must demonstrate the drive to grow and learn as well as offer creativity every day.

• Ability to work well with co-workers and in a professional manner is required.

• Critique, feedback and training are part of the job • Required to observe all safety regulations in house and when in the field.

• Perform other duties as assigned

• Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

• Edit and ingest news video from network and other sources for broadcast

• Collect information by interviewing and taking notes (e.g. news conferences)

• Load raw video and still photos to the Web site prior to editing television video

• Communicate with the web staff during breaking news

• Upload one story a week the photography section on the Web site and share your thoughts in text

• Write copy for the Web and newscasts after shooting VOs and VO/SOTs

• *Manage storage space in video clip bins and maintain a still photo library

• Explore ways to increase visual content on the Web site

• Working knowledge of local geography and road routes is strongly preferred.

• Follow clothing and appearance guidelines


Essential Skills & Abilities

• Able to write and edit stories, work with reporters

• Capable of gathering information and interviews when necessary, conduct online research

• Able to communicate clearly

• Ability to shoot video in sequences and still photos that help tell the story for on-air and on-line

• Ability to edit video and still photos to match story for on-air or on-line

• Knowledge of lighting and use of nat sound

• Must possess the ability to shoot and edit on non-linear equipment and to adapt to new technology. • Generate story ideas; identify potential stories; create and coordinate interviews

• Ability to condense large amounts of information and video into short stories for newscasts

• Must be able to operate Microsoft Windows software

• Ability to operate news related software is preferred

• Must be able to work well under pressure with limited supervision and daily deadlines

• Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather

• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required

• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment

• Understanding of and ability to follow and enforce the journalistic code of ethics

• Must be capable of working well with others in challenging work environments to produce the best product for the viewer.

• Must have working knowledge of ENG trucks

• Must be able to operate station vehicles as the need and situation dictate.

• Basic knowledge of web posting software

• Basic knowledge of social media

• Must be capable of utilizing 3 point lighting or capable of learning the process.

• Prefer NPPA style photographer


If you’re selected for this job, you’ll be working in a state-of-the-art HD facility in a competitive news market with TV and Radio stations that each recently received Best Newscast and Best News Operation awards from the Indiana Associated Press. And we cover Notre Dame!


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