Photojournalist (964) Seattle, Washington

Univision Seattle is currently recruiting for an experienced television news photojournalist/editor. This position works closely with the KOMO 4 News staff.

This job opening is for a news videographer able to speak native Spanish, with a good eye, a great attitude and sound news judgment.

We need a Photojournalist who can wear many hats and must be a creative visual storyteller with excellent skills at capturing excellent video and audio. The potential candidate will be a team player, flexible with scheduling and show great initiative. You must be able to gather news, shoot video and edit your stories with or without a reporter.

You must have experience driving and operating television news microwave vans.

The successful candidate for this position must have at least two years working in a professional television newsroom . Candidates must also have a valid driver’s license and an excellent (clean) driving record.

Our news staff prides itself on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability and winning. If you have the skills… then this is the position for you.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Operates videotape or solid state media cameras and related equipment; shoots, videotapes and edits stories; operates cameras and microwave equipment on live reports.

Drives, maintains and operates KOMO News live vehicles. Also operates portable microwave gear, Wi-Fi and Fiber Optic remotes for news broadcasts.

Monitors police and fire radios in the vehicle and maintains two-way communication with the News Department.

Operates and maintains news vehicles, including maintaining adequate levels of gas, oil and other fluids, monitoring tire wear and mileage; and advising the TV News Operations Manager on the need for specific servicing or repairs.

Maintains camera equipment to include recharging batteries, careful handling and storage, keeping equipment clean and free of dust and moisture, and advising the TV News Director of Photography of worn, damaged or faulty equipment.

Makes recommendations to the Assignment Planner on story ideas or leads.

Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree in Communications or related field or equal work experience preferred.

Ability to operate video cameras, recorders, editing equipment and live news gathering platforms.

At least three years experience in a working television news room.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Ability to lift and carry at least 60 pounds.

Excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and distinguish colors.

Excellent hearing with the ability to speak clearly.

Ability to sit, kneel, walk, and stand for long periods of time.

Ability to operate a vehicle (must possess a valid WA state driver's license with an excellent driving record).

Ability to work under pressure and without direct supervision.

Ability to operate video cameras, recorders, and editing equipment.

Ability to work weekends, nights, and various shifts.

Ability to travel.

Ability to lift and support camera equipment at shoulder level for sustained periods of time.

Ability to move quickly and demonstrate agility including: bending; twisting; climbing.

Please send your tape or DVD along with your resume.

No phone calls or e-mail inquiries please.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environmental hazards may exist when covering a story including but not limited to exposure to dirt, noise, heat, machinery, physical, and safety hazards.

· Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:

1-3 years of experience required

Education:

Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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