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Chief Photographer, NBC Connecticut

Chief Photographer, NBC Connecticut

• Intermediate Level


The Chief Photographer will coach our team of photographers to the next level of performance. We are seeking someone who exhibits strong leadership skills, demonstrates a willingness to help others and fosters a positive, inclusive environment.

Category Photographers 
Location Hartford, Connecticut Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jan 20, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities
  • Help oversee, coach and lead photography staff. Offer assistance and conduct review and feedback sessions with fellow photographers.
  • Assist Managing Editor in hiring process for new photographers. Develop and implement a training process for new photographer hires.
  • Work alongside reporters in the field to turn visually creative, memorable stories as well as interesting, active live shots.
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to research and test new photography equipment.
  • Help identify and improve processes and workflows and implement them photography team.
  • Work with newsroom leadership on logistical and staffing photography needs for event planning and station initiatives.
  • Perform news operations duties as needed.
  • Operate and maintain a professional quality video camera and related news gathering equipment.
  • Operate and maintain live equipment including Live U backpacks, microwave, satellite, and KU/KA band trucks.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 4 years experience shooting video and knowledge of live remote capabilities in a Broadcast station.
  • Minimum 4 years experience operating backpack technology, microwave, satellite, and KU/KA band trucks.
  • Minimum 4 years experience editing video content for broadcast.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work at the station in West Hartford, CT as well as offices in New Haven and Norwich, CT
  • Ability to work any of a 24/7 shift, holidays, weekends and respond to breaking news events
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be a member or be willing to become a member of the IBEW union
  • Must submit a reel of own work to be considered.
  • Physical requirements required to perform medium/heavy physical work which includes: Lifting and carrying camera equipment ranging from 15 pounds to 30 pounds (in camera weight) for extended periods of time to shoot on remote locations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years or greater
Additional Job Requirements
  • Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.
Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • 5 years photography/editing experience in a medium or major market TV News station
  • Knowledge of HPX Panasonic 380/800 cameras.
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere and Edius Pro edit systems
  • Proficient in asset management and file sharing programs including FTP and Latakoo
  • Team player who is flexible
  • Proficient in Dalet Galaxy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day, Evening
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