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News Photographer - WMC

Company: Gray Television
Location: Memphis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.
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 WMC:
WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by Gray Television. The station serves roughly the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and the southeastern corner of Missouri over the air, on satellite, and on various cable systems.
Job Summary/Description:
WMC is seeking a Photographer with the ability to tell incredible stories through photojournalism. Knowledge and experience with television news photography, technical knowledge of ENG vehicles and editing is a must. Ability to work with reporters and Multimedia Journalists, as well as independently be able to gather and meet news deadlines is required.
Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Gather, shoot and edit pictures, video and sound for broadcast and online platforms
  • Work with assignment desk, reporters, producers and newsroom managers to cover daily news stories and meet all deadlines
  • Work in conjunction with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered
  • Responsible for maintaining all station gear including but not limited to; cameras, cellphones, tablets, laptops and any other gear assigned
  • Responsible for maintaining station vehicle with regular auto detailing and maintenance checks
  • Operate and maintain ENG/SAT Trucks and LiveU backpacks for daily broadcasts
  • Understand the editing process and all the technical aspects of Edius 8 editing software
  • Use creative graphic and production techniques to enhance visual and audio story telling
  • Able to work independently and use solid judgement on all stories, images and sound that is used within a news story
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
  • Must be able to make decision quickly and accurately while coping with stress, resulting from a variety of circumstances
  • Work cross functionally and cooperatively as a team member under tight deadlines
  • Contribute to and potentially lead projects within the team to continue to make our newsroom a world class operation

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Minimum two years experience of shooting video and knowledge of live remote capabilities in a small to mid-market news station
    • Minimum two years experience operating communication tools and staying connected with an assignment desk or producing staff (e.g., use of e-mail, cell phone, messaging tools, etc.)
    • Minimum two years non-linear editing experience
    • Minimum two years experience working with and knowledge of television production equipment

      Desired Qualifications:

      • UAS Drone Certification
      • SNG Experience
      • Previous experience with Edius non-linear editing systems
      • Associates or BA/BS degree in Telecommunications or related field
      • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, high degree of integrity and professionalism
      • Up-to-date on, and interested in, current local, regional and national news events
      • Comfortable with emerging technology
      • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
      • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others
      • Ability to perform under pressure in breaking news and deadline driven situations
      • Familiarity with ENPS, BitCentral Products, LiveU
      • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
      • Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
      • Ability to interact with all levels of station and corporate management.
      • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
      • Must be flexible with respect to scheduling and willing to work extended hours, varying shifts (including nights, weekends and holidays, and sometimes on short notice) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when required
      • Must meet physical requirements, including medium to heavy lifting and carrying camera equipment up to 50 pounds for extended periods of time
      • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
      • Must have the ability to interact professionally, respectfully and effectively with all internal WMC employees and external organizations
      • Must understand ethical issues concerning stories and use appropriate journalistic guidelines
      • Must be 18 years or older
      • Must be willing to travel locally and regionally, sometimes on short notice
      • Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
      • Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen
      • Must have valid U.S. driver's license
      • Must have unrestricted work authorization in the United States
      • Must be willing to work in Memphis, TN

        If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to , you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references
        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.
        As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

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