Chief Photographer #19-13

Posted at: 07/19/2010 4:40 PM
Updated at: 06/20/2013 12:28 PM
By: Cathy Potts


Minimum of five-years television news photography and editing experience required. Previous management experience is desireable but not required. A desire to grow people and fit into a coach/mentor role IS required.  This is a salaried position.  It is an unbelievable opportunity for a Photojournalist who is an active, proactive Manager now...or who wants to grow into a News Management role.


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This is a shooting job.  The Chief Photographer will shoot Special Projects, fly in our Chopper and shoot more than the occassional GA story.  You will report to the KOB News Director and be an active decision maker on our management team.  The ideal candidate will lead by word and deed.  You will perform administrative duties to supervise our team of 10-11 photojournalists. That includes scheduling and annual performance reviews. You will take a leadership role in training our staff to embrace new shooting and editing styles. You will track the condition of our gear, vehicles and live trucks and advise the News Director of our needs to improve our on-air product.  You will need to learn quickly about our technology because you will be the main liason to Engineering and IT.  The Photo Chief will be expected to provide regular feedback and scheduled critiques to the photographers and editors. And, this is important, the Photo Chief will be expected to have 'tough conversations' when necessary with staff members.  At KOB the many good things we achieve are praised, but when we fall short we focus on fair, balanced accountability. That's how we grow as a station.


Must be able to lift and carry cameras weighing up to 35 pounds and be able to carry additional equipment totaling up to 70 pounds up and down stairs, ladders, hills or other inclines.  Must be able to get in and out of automobiles, airplances, boats and other vehicles while carrying gear.  Ability to walk long distances, run forward and backward, stand in place for extended periods with camera on shoulder and to work in all types of weather.  Good hearing and sight are important.  Must have the dexterity to work small control knobs and swithces and be able to sit for extended periods of time while editing videotape.



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