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WLKY - News Photographer/Editor

WLKY has an opening for a self-motivated, team-oriented photographer/editor who understands the pressures and purpose of local television news. We are seeking an experienced storyteller who can collaborate and lead when collecting visual elements for compelling storytelling.  This position is responsible for gathering visual content, working either individually to edit, or as a team to collaborate on newscast stories. We are looking for an experienced news photographer who understands the urgency of breaking news, the importance of deadlines, and the critical elements of collaboration and communication when working with reporters.   You must be able to shoot on a full-size Sony ENG camera and have experience with non-linear editing. Adobe Premiere experience preferred. You must understand how to use ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization and attention to gear/equipment maintenance are critical. An excellent eye for video and the highest journalistic standards are a must. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and digital platforms
  • Working with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories
  • Working with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
  • Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field.
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
  • Attention to detail regarding file management and technical workflow 
  • Must be flexible with schedule, on-call and breaking news 
  • Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions.
  • In-person attendance is required


Expe rience Requirements:

  • Must have local television news photographer experience.
  • 3-5 years in a working newsroom preferred 


Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Efficient Operation on ENG trucks
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record
  • Exceptional ability to operate digital editing too



  • College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans.  Defense Information School (DINFOS) or other related military training and experience will be considered.


Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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