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Part-Time News Video Photographer

Hearst Television


Job title:
Part-Time News Video Photographer

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Job description:

KETV, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, NE, has an opening for a part-time Local News Photographer. This is an entry-level opportunity for an aspiring video photojournalist who wants to join our award-winning Hearst Television team at historic 7 Burlington Station. This part-time position provides up to 24 hours per week at KETV. It covers overnight developments on Saturday and Sunday mornings working a shift that begins at midnight. So, the winning candidate must be a self-starter, ready to drive across town with little to no notice and be able to gather information from police and firefighters. You also need to have a clean driving record. This position also carries the option of an additional 8-hour shift during the week. The schedule can be defined by the employee, working around other obligations he or she may have. It could involve videography, reporting, or digital content development based again on the employee’s interests. KETV NewsWatch 7 photojournalists are engaged in the latest technology, dedicated to being correct and first, and skilled at working on tight deadlines when stories break late. Time-management is crucial. Photojournalists must be skilled at editing with Adobe Premiere, either at the station or in the field, and they must be passionate about distributing video on digital platforms and social media. Above all, the winning candidate must be a team player, ready to join a vibrant newsroom community which thrives on working together. You will work with and report to the News Director.


Working in partnership with reporters and the assignment desk to cover daily stories
Organization and attention to care of gear/ equipment maintenance and vehicles
A commitment to solid journalism and the willingness to gather facts and information
A team approach: Communication with reporters, producers and managers
Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for broadcast air and online postings
Edit in Adobe Premiere and use ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station


Training in the art of video photojournalism
Professional or college experience in a newsroom
Carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
Experience with ENG trucks
Can work in all weather conditions
Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Must operate digital editing tools
Must have computer and software experience; knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Precis, and CNN platforms
Can organize and prioritize
Can work in all weather conditions
Can work all shifts, including weekends and overnights as needed
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related military experience will be considered
Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related military experience will be considered
In-person attendance is required

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

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Posted on:
June 4, 2024

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