Photojournalist

The NBC affiliate in Columbus, GA seeks a Photojournalist to generate original, local content for all of our media platforms. The successful candidate will demonstrate very strong visual composition skills, a firm grasp of narrative structure, intense competitiveness, and confidence in the operation of broadcast and digital news technology.

If selected to join our team, you will:

  • Capture compelling video, natural sound, and still images
  • Interview story subjects to secure information and on-camera comments
  • Shoot and edit original content for distribution on-air, online, on social media, and on other platforms
  • Operate live transmission equipment (i.e. ENG and bonded cellular gear)
  • Perform other duties as needed

To apply you should:

  • Be highly organized and able to self-manage your time and daily workflow
  • Edit video in Final Cut Pro X or a like non-linear editing system.
  • Demonstrate strong editorial judgment, journalistic ethics, and knowledge of media law
  • Be able to collaborate with fellow content and tech staff to successfully execute live broadcasts and stories on deadline
  • Be proficient in posting platform-tailored content to the web, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Operate professional video cameras and support equipment, i.e. audio, lighting, etc.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment throughout each workday
  • Possess a valid Georgia Drivers license (or obtain one) and have a clean driving record
  • Have a BA degree in journalism/broadcasting or equivalent work experience
  • Know what NPPA is and be able to speak about it with genuine enthusiasm.

Email your reel link, resume, and cover letter to Director of News and Local Content Gene Kirkconnell gkirkconnell@wltz.com.