A news gathering Photojournalist operates camera and editing equipment for the purpose of gathering the news and documenting society. The primary role of a photojournalist is the faithful and comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. The photojournalist will both shoot and edit material for station broadcasts and digital platforms also operate the equipment responsible for transmitting gathered material back to the station. The skills of a photojournalist are both creative and technical and require the individual to make numerous decisions throughout the work day that will support and enhance our ability to gather and present a quality product on deadline. Photojournalists will work independently and as a team with other journalists.
The responsibilities of a Photojournalist are numerous, and they can vary depending on the situation and assignment. The following outlines the core duties:
Must have a Valid Drivers’ License and pass live truck safety test.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or other related field.
Minimum of three years’ experience as a news photographer and editor. Knowledge of journalism and production standards and techniques. Experience with the operation of digital camera’s and non-linear editing equipment.
Proven production techniques as it relates to shooting and editing together. Must be able to produce interesting and visual news packages. Ability to contribute ideas and execute same in regard to on-air appearance of all edited material.
Must understand technical terms and language used in newsrooms and control rooms, etc. Ability to adapt to a fast paced quickly changing technical environment. Ability to function in stressful situations and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with piers and superiors.