- Photographer - NBC Bay Area/Telemundo 48

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Photographer - NBC Bay Area/Telemundo 48


Photographer - NBC Bay Area/Telemundo 48

Salary: $80,000 - $100,000
• Intermediate Level


NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 in San Jose, CA (KNTV/KSTS) have an opportunity for a Photographer. Operate camera, sound, lighting, editing equipment and live truck to cover live and taped events.

Category Camera Operators  Live Event / On Location Services  Photographers  Video Editor 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 24, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 in San Jose, CA (KNTV/KSTS) have an opportunity for a Photographer.

  • 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
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
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
  • Cable Reeler (23 pounds)
  • Omni Kit (33 pounds)
  • Shoulder mount camera (20-25 pounds)
  • 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:
  • 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
Additional Requirements:
  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.
Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000 DOE

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