Photographer / Editor

KWES-TV Midland/Odessa
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November 18, 2020
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Five on Your Side, a news leader on air and online in St. Louis, is recruiting an experienced photographer/editor to join our team. We are seeking a highly skilled, artistic photographer and editor who can create sharable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile. We want a journalist who can tell great stories alone or with a team. Our ideal candidate is familiar with the latest photography, editing tools and techniques. That person should be proficient with live news gathering tools and be able to participate in live performance on air and on live streaming when necessary.

In this role, you will:

  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Produce original content on air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and other forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Cover breaking, general, sports, weather stories and features, often in partnership with our multiskilled journalists.
  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Operate live units and tvu's.
  • Perform other tasks as required by Chief Photographer or other News Managers and Assignment Editors.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Experience with Edius and/or Adobe Creative Suite, a plus
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • SNG experience, a plus
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Knowledge of St. Louis a plus.

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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