- Photographer

Job Details



NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 (KNTV/KSTS) have an opportunity for a Photographer.

Category Photographers 
Location California
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 05, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Cover local news and participate in the newsgathering and editorial process
  • Operate camera, sound, lighting, editing equipment and live truck to cover live and taped events
  • Respond quickly to breaking news while taking direction and interacting with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room, and appropriate Telemundo/NBC personnel
  • Interact with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room and acquisition personnel
  • Operate station issued equipment to the fullest and within all required safety guidelines
  • Proficient in HD lighting, HD videography, non-linear editing with Avid & Final Cut, Dalet editing, microwave truck operations, editing and feeding from the pit, recording Skype interviews, phone interviews, Live U and Dejero
  • Understand and practice all NBC safety standards and ethics
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles by doing preventive maintenance and inspections
  • Team with others to produce daily stories
  • Gather compelling video, natural sound and work with others to make sure it makes newscast
  • At direction of the assignment desk respond to breaking news obeying all traffic laws
  • Use courtesy and respect at all times and take extra caution when in the public’s eye
  • Attend editorial meetings to gain better understanding of overall process
  • Take annual safety training
  • Be competitive
  • Perform APC duties or other technical tasks as requested
  • Work closely with News Management, Operations, On-Air Reporters and other newsroom personnel to gather high-quality visual elements and collaborate on informative news stories
  • Held to the highest journalistic standards

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years of experience in News Camera/Field Photography
• 3-5 years’ experience in a top ten market
• Must adhere to Environmental Health & Safety standards and regulations
• Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds of equipment at a given time
o Cable Reeler (23 pounds)
o Omni Kit (33 pounds)
o Shoulder mount camera (20-25 pounds)
o TVU, LiveU, Dejero (portable units) – ranging from 11-18 pounds
• Must be able to stand for at least 2 hours at a time (in breaking news situations, may need to stand for longer periods of time – up to 8 hours)
• Must be able to operate a live truck
• Portable microwave gear experience
• Must be able to maneuver small spaces (in/out of vehicles and to be able to take camera shots in tight spaces)
• Must be able to sit for up to 2 hours at a time (i.e. for editing purposes)
• Must be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of ENG field operations
• Must be proficient working with Edius edit v.5, and newer, systems
• Must be Proficient in the Panasonic P2 workflow
• Must be able to operate a microwave truck
• Must have strong understanding of computer/IT workflows
• Must understand File Transfer Protocols
• Job requires the ability to perform well outside in all types of weather and with a high degree of self-sufficiency
Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
• Must be willing to work in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must have a valid Driver’s License as well as a clean driving record
• Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice

Desired Characteristics

• Bilingual: Spanish and English; both written and verbal
• Degree in Broadcast Journalism/Production
• Must be self-motivated, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images ; strong NPPA-style preferred
• Proficiency in Final Cut Pro a plus
• Excellent photographer in Newsgathering, News production, station promotions and other general station projects as assigned
• Work independently and capture informative and reliable newsgathering video and audio for broadcast
• Possess strong news judgment
• Work with others efficiently under daily deadline pressure
• Solve technical issues in the field
• Satellite truck operation

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