News Photographer: WMC

WmctvOpen Position – News Photographer (#2018-8554)
Responsibilities:  WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee seeks an experienced News Photographer to join our team.
Job Duties
·         Gather, shoot and edit pictures, video, and sound for broadcast and online platforms
·         Work with assignment desk, reporters, producers and newsroom managers to cover daily news stories and meet all deadlines
·         Work in conjunction with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered
·         Responsible for maintaining all station gear including but not limited to; cameras, cellphones, tablets, laptops and any other gear assigned
·         Responsible for maintaining station vehicle with regular auto detailing and maintenance checks
·         Operate and maintain ENG/SAT Trucks and LiveU backpacks for daily broadcasts
·         Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Edius 8 editing software
·         Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance visual and audio storytelling
·         Able to work independently and use solid judgement on all stories, images and sound that is used within a news story
·         Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
·         Must be able to make a decision quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
·         Work cross-functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines.
·         Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world-class operation
Basic Qualifications
·         Minimum one year experience of shooting video and knowledge of live remote capabilities in a small to a mid-market news station
·         Minimum one year experience operating communication tools and staying connected with an assignment desk or producing staff (e.g., use of e-mail, cell phone, messaging tools, etc.)
·         Minimum one year non-linear editing experience
·         Minimum one year experience working with and knowledge of television production equipment
Additional Requirements
·         Must be flexible with respect to scheduling and willing to work extended hours, varying shifts (including nights, weekends and holidays, and sometimes on short notice) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when required
·         Must meet physical requirements, including medium to heavy lifting and carrying camera equipment up to 50 pounds for extended periods of time
·         Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
·         Must have the ability to interact professionally, respectfully and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations
·         Must understand ethical issues concerning stories and use appropriate journalistic guidelines
·         Must be 18 years or older
·         Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen
·         Must have valid U.S. driver’s license
·         Must be willing to travel locally and regionally, sometimes on short notice
·         Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN
·         Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
·         Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States 
Desired Characteristics/Desired Qualifications
·         Previous experience working with JVC 650, 660, 850 cameras
·         Previous experience with Edius non-linear editing systems
·         Associates or BA/BS degree in Telecommunications or related field
·         Positive attitude, strong work ethic, a high degree of integrity and professionalism
·         Up-to-date on, and interested in, current local, regional and national news events
·         Comfortable with emerging technology
·         Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
·         Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others
·         Ability to perform under pressure in breaking news and deadline driven situations
·         Familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral Products and ENPS
·         Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
·         Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
·         Ability to interact with all levels of the station and corporate management.
Qualified applicants, apply online (Raycom Media Careers) and attach resume with a link to your most recent work. No phone calls or emails, please.   EOE-M/F/D/V
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest privately-owned local media companies and owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations in 44 markets located in 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering 16% of U.S. television households and employs over 8,300 individuals in full and part-time positions. 

In addition to television stations, Raycom Media is the parent company of CNHI (community newspapers and information products; over 100 titles located in 23 states), PureCars (digital ad platform for the automotive industry), Raycom Sports (a marketing, production, events management and distribution company), Tupelo Raycom (sports and entertainment production company), RTM Productions (automotive programming production and marketing solutions company) and Broadview Media (a post-production/digital signage company). Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama
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