Photographer/Editor

  • Available:06/01/2013
  • Department: News
  • Hiring Manager: Ernie Ensign

WJLA-TV has an immediate opening for an experienced Photographer/Editor. Incumbent must be able to produce high quality TV news pictures and sound from a variety of field assignments with the ability to edit that material for newscast. Work reasonable, flexible hours to meet the needs of news coverage. Have thorough working knowledge of electronic news- gathering equipment. Care for and maintain all assigned equipment, including basic vehicle care. Safely and courteously operate station news vehicles at all times. Respond quickly and enthusiastically to all news assignments. Provide story ideas on a frequent basis. Able to work alone or collaboratively with reporters to ensure that assigned stories are satisfactorily complete. Edit field tape at bureaus, in microwave and satellite trucks, and at NEWSCHANNEL 8. Set up, staff, and troubleshoot live shots at bureaus, microwave and satellite trucks, and fiber locations at the Verizon Center and FedEx Field. Perform as microwave truck operator as needed. Monitor edit system components to ensure tape quality in end-product, including work space area. Play back tapes during live newscasts. Update and maintain tape library. Enter edit sheets into computer tape library system. Provide feedback to reporters and producers on video direction. Contribute story ideas. Keep editing equipment and bays well maintained.

Key Qualifications:

College degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be substituted for education requirements.  Applicant must have at least 3 years experience with broadcast quality video cameras. News videography experience highly preferred. This is not an entry level position.  Minimum 1 year experience editing ENG tapes, preferably beta 1/2-inch format. Knowledge of metro Washington, DC, geographic area an asset. Able to maneuver heavy equipment successfully in the field, particularly on sites with difficult accessibility. Possession of a valid driver’s license and able to operate company vehicles in a safe manner. Able to attend work regularly. Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays.

Before applying for this position, you should know a few things about working on this team:

  • You will be joining a specialty media company with very powerful and positive buzz in the marketplace.
  • If you like a fast paced environment with lots of opportunities to grow your capabilities and career and would like to help establish a groundbreaking new media company, we may be the perfect place for you.

Application Procedure:

Send resume to hr@wjla.com

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Send resume to Human Resources Department,
1100 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209
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Equal Opportunity

It is the Station's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national, origin, sex, or other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law, in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. Also it is the Station's policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex and any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.