WJLA is actively seeking a seasoned Chief Photographer to inspire and lead our dedicated team of Photographers and Multimedia Journalists (MMJs).
May 18, 2023
WJLA is actively seeking a seasoned Chief Photographer to inspire and lead our dedicated team of Photographers and Multimedia Journalists (MMJs). The ideal candidate will have over 5 years' experience in the field, a deep understanding of storytelling through video and sound, and a proven ability to manage and schedule crews. We are looking for a leader who is committed to the National Press Photographers Association's (NPPA) standards and practices and who can foster this focus within the team.
- Inspiring, leading, and providing constructive critique on the shooting and editing skills of photographers and MMJs.
- Ensuring the team is proficient in ENG truck and Live U operations.
- Overseeing the maintenance and repair of the news department's vehicle fleet.
- Collaborating with the Operations Manager in the recruitment and training of new photographers and editors.
- Supervising and ensuring the quality of work produced by photographers and editors.
- Managing and scheduling photographer/editor crews efficiently.
- Understanding and adhering to NABET union contracts.
- A minimum of five years' experience in television news photography and editing.
- Comprehensive technical knowledge of SAT vehicles, Live U, and AVID editing.
- Familiarity with the DC area and its unique storytelling opportunities.
- Professionalism, strong organizational skills, and high motivation.
- Solid understanding of photojournalism principles and a commitment to NPPA standards.
- Proficiency in collaborating with reporters and Multimedia Journalists, as well as working independently to gather news and meet deadlines.