JOB TITLE: Photographer
REPORTS TO: MANAGER, NEWS OPERATIONS
Required skills: Photography/Non-linear editing/Transmission control operator/live truck operator.
Responsible for providing editing and visual coverage of news events in a fair, unbiased and accurate manner. Photographs news events, both live and on tape, for news programs. Edits material to match script prepared by reporter, producer or associate producer using on-location facilities or any other location required. Works with reporter to get complete stories and makes suggestions on how a story should be produced. Keep assigned equipment and/or vehicle in good working condition and files all required paperwork, as deadlines require. Be able to set-up remotes to allow transmission of pictures or live from-the-scene reports back to the station. Monitors scanners in vehicles from news stories. Must be proficient in technical areas such as Master Control and other forms of transmission areas.
College degree with an emphasis in Communications or Broadcasting required. Minimum of four years experience in Photography ,Editing and Transmission operations. Must have Non-linear editing experience on Sony Newsbase, Avid Newscutter, Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of routers, ENG/SNG receivers and uplink procedures. Requires one to have a valid California driver’s license with a clean driving record, as driving a news vehicle daily to and from stories is an essential part of the daily routine. Detail-oriented, able to follow directions, and ability to perform duties and make independent decisions under extreme pressure. Business needs may also require individual to be able to work various shifts and times.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.