KSL Broadcast Group
  • 08-Jul-2019 to 06-Sep-2019 (MST)
  • KSL TV Photo News Team
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Who we are: Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

Position: KSL TV is looking for a talented morning show photojournalist to join our staff. We are searching for someone who can tell creative, character driven stories on deadline and is ready to chase breaking news. The ideal photojournalist will need to be able to light live shots well, do engaging handheld feature segments, and shoot/edit quickly and creatively. We are the back-to-back NPPA West Top Station of the Year and want our morning show photographer to embrace the early morning hours and produce creative spot news and deadline storytelling. 

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Capture and edit news events and features as assigned by the assignment desk
  • Gather information and convert it into appropriate visual, written, audio and/or digital formats as assigned
  • Drive to and from news events in a timely and safe manner
  • Correctly operate and maintain all ENG camera/deck and other assigned gear
  • Edit news stories in a compelling, interesting way
  • If needed, monitor public safety scanners, make phone calls to public safety departments and travel to scenes of KSL news interest
  • At events of news interest, gather information, shoot video, communicate with producers and editors to effectively present events
  • Adhere to NPPA photography principles
  • Maintain communication with the station, alerting the desk by radio or phone of any story or personal status change that may affect the assignment
  • Willing and able to perform on-call and back-up on-call duties on a rotating basis

Required Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Two (2) years post high school education in communications, journalism or related field, or equivalent
  • Five (5) years previous commercial experience as a video photographer/editor, or equivalent
  • A sense of news value and ability to display creative abilities in photojournalism and video editing techniques. Audition tape may be required
  • Ability to communicate a story visually through either video or still photography
  • Ability to write basic caption information
  • Show an extended knowledge of technical abilities of photojournalism and storytelling
  • Ability to edit news stories in a professional and expedient manner
  • Valid driver license and proven ability to safely drive company or personal vehicle without exposing company to serious liability risks
  • Self-starter, dependable, and capable of performing under pressure particularly when unanticipated problems or unscheduled assignments arise
  • Show initiative and innovation in problem solving in all aspects of news production with moderate amount of supervision
  • Proven ability to handle stress
  • Work effectively in team environment
  • Prefer experience in TV News, documentary production, or equivalent

Physical Demands:

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination
  • Good vision and hand coordination
  • Lift, move, and carry equipment that weigh 50-60 lbs. Able and willing to carry equipment for whatever distance is necessary to completely cover the event

 

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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