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CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER - WILX
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CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER - WILX

• Emerging Level
Skills: Photographers

Summary

To manage and supervise the photographic staff, oversee maintenance of equipment, and generate content for broadcasts, web channel and social media.

Category Photographers 
Location Lansing, Michigan Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WILX:

WILX, the highly rated NBC affiliate, located in Lansing Michigan for more than 60 years is on a growth trajectory. WILX currently produces 33 hours of news per week and growing. A market leader in news, digital, and social media WILX News 10 is home to Emmy award winning reporters, and recipient of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Station of the Year” award. WILX is a breaking news and weather station, with a strong emphasis on original, local reporting. Our respected main anchors live here and have made WILX their career home. This includes the longest-running sportscaster in the state of Michigan. Our newsroom leadership is known for developing young journalists. Mid-Michigan (Lansing/Jackson area) is a big news market, home to the state capital and Michigan State University. It is a vibrant, diverse, stable area and a great place to live and work. Lansing is just an hour away from Grand Rapids, downtown Detroit, and a day-trip “up north” for some of the most beautiful places in the country. If you love lakes, boating, fishing, camping, beaches, downhill skiing, wine, craft brew, Broadway shows, Big 10 sports, minor-league baseball, NFL/NBA/NHL games…Michigan has it all!

Job Summary/Description:  

To manage and supervise the photographic staff, oversee maintenance of equipment, and generate content for broadcasts, web channel and social media.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• The Chief Photographer is responsible for the photographic look of WILX and for the direct supervision of the photographer staff. The Chief Photographer is accountable for the work product of the photographic staff.
• The Chief Photographer shall critique, instruct, and train all staff in proper photographic and editing techniques and ensure that equipment is kept in good working order. This critique and instruction shall include making written evaluations of the photographic staff.
• The Chief Photographer shall prepare frequent and periodic reports to keep the Operations Manager informed of activities and conditions within photographic department. The Chief Photographer shall also maintain records on training or other activities as required.
• The Chief Photographer is responsible in assisting Ops. Manager in scheduling of the photographic staff, including shifts, days, and specific assignments. 
• The Chief Photographer is responsible for assisting Ops. Manager with recruiting and hiring photographers. He/She will make recommendations to the Ops. Manager for hiring decisions involving photographic staff. The Chief Photographer shall rely on his/her independent judgment in assessing the technical ability of applicants and making hiring recommendations.
• The Chief Photographer shall help ensure that regular work schedules, activities, Company rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and general orders are carried out.
• The Chief Photographer shall conduct inquiries into photographic staff delinquency in performance of duties and any violation of laws or regulations.
• The Chief Photographer shall consult with the Ops. Manager in determining discipline of photographic staff, including verbal warnings, written warnings, suspensions, terminations, and any other discretionary discipline.
• The Chief Photographer will have day-to-day photography/editing responsibilities. He/she will contribute to general news gathering, independently or teamed with a reporter, for various media channels. Additionally, the Chief Photographer will operate microwave and TVU remote systems.

Other Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Strong photography and non-linear editing skills
• Ability to operate microwave trucks and TVU boxes
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule (any hour of the day when required.)
• Must provide own transportation to work
• Must live within 30 minutes of the station
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments simultaneously
• Should show individual initiative and creativity in photography skills
• Other duties as assigned by Operation Manager /News Director
• Assist in Managing news archive
• Accountable for news vehicle up keep

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Must demonstrate solid news judgment.
• A.A. Degree in television production or photography desired.
• Previous newsroom experience as employee or intern.
• Ability to lead and work well with others.
• Strong photography skills and ability to think creatively under constant deadline pressure.
• Ability to operate photography and editing equipment as assigned.
• Valid driver’s license.

Technical / Other job Requirements -
• Knowledge of computers, cameras, and editing equipment.

Physical Requirements -
• Must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing 50 pounds.

Must have regular and timely attendance & flexibility for changing operational needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of management. 

◘ Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings search for station call letters and attach your resume

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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