DenaliMedia Anchorage, News Photojournalist
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
A News Photojournalist covers general news assignments in a fast paced news environment using electronic camera and editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story. Working independently or in tandem with a reporter gathering visual content and editing it for nightly newscasts, special reports and live events on air and on-line.
Essential Duties of a News Photojournalist:
Shoot news video that accurately and fairly represents news events.
Edit video and audio for broadcast, on-line, promotions and teases
Tell stories with pictures and natural sound.
Edit with non-linear edit system in a timely manner and not miss news slot.
Respond quickly to breaking news situations.
Participate in story selection process and story development.
Communicate with reporters, writers, and producers on video needed for news stories.
Properly maintain camera, editing equipment and station vehicle
Attend regular critique and training sessions.
Observe all safety guidelines in-house and in public.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Work evenings, holidays and weekends as needed.
Ingest and edit news video from network and other sources.
Prepare video and video stories for web team.
Communicate with web team and producers during breaking news situations.
Manage story space in video servers and maintain a photo library.
Take still photos on news scenes for web dissemination.
Follow clothing and appearance guidelines.
Work in a cooperative fashion with all other newsroom personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to shoot and edit high quality video with HD equipment
Ability to light interview subjects in a professional manner
Ability to operate non-linear edit equipment on a regular and recurring basis
Ability to gather interviews and information without a reporter
Ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively with reporters, producers and news
Ability to use news related software, such as ENPS
Ability to foster a positive work environment
Understanding and ability to follow Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) code of ethics and station guideline
Must have working knowledge of ENG trucks
Must be able to operate station vehicles and follow all state laws
Knowledge of lighting and ability to produce nat sound pieces
Ability to turn stories on a tight deadline without floating story
Ability to use social media outlets for story promotion and public interaction
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Must have attention to detail
Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to follow NPPA standards
Knowledge of HD camera operation
Knowledge of non-linear edit systems for purpose of reviewing footage
Knowledge of AP ENPS newsroom computer system
Knowledge of MS Office and other common office tools software required
Ability to utilize 3 point lighting techniques
Ability to understand and quickly apply new technology
Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public
Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines
Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potentially stressful workloads
Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required
Self-directed and takes the initiative on issues affecting the organization
Facilitate a positive team experience for team members
Neat, clean, professional appearance
Physical Requirements: Office & Field Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to walk for extended periods carrying equipment.
Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength stamina and coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Must be able to lift and carry necessary equipment up to 100 pounds.
Working Conditions: Duties will require both inside and outside work. Weather conditions in Alaska include arctic environments. Travel on small single engine aircraft may be required. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Two or more years of experience shooting and editing; in a TV newsroom; or television photography experience.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor Degree in Journalism or related field, such as Political Science preferred.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.
Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers Job #17000004.
EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.