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10/9
News (TV)
Starts Oct 14
Full Time
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  • Job Requirements: Applicant must be local to the city listed on the job, but part of the job involves going on location, and production will cover travel costs on location.

Court TV, the iconic cable network, is back and is looking for experienced Photojournalists. The ideal candidate is open to extensive travel to various courtrooms across the country, working closely with field producers, in shooting trials and taking viewers outside the four walls of the courtroom, by shooting b-roll and conducting interviews.

In addition to rigorous travel, Photojournalists will be required to take ownership in the maintenance and technical aspects of their work, from the operation of audio equipment and stationary/robotic cameras, to running ENG, mobile studio, and live shots.

Every employee is a representative of our company and culture. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!

The Photojournalists position involves the following:

• Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
• Providing 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, and schedule conflicts
• Participation in an established on-call rotation
• Overtime may be required to meet deadlines

Responsibilities:

• Setup, breakdown, and operate television broadcast camera(s) and audio equipment in a courtroom.
• Responsible for operating various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to ENG Equipment, DSLR Cameras and audio mixer
• Operate TVU remote live equipment or similar in the field
• Analyze subject material, select equipment, lighting, angle and background; select and present subject to achieve desired effect, with attention to lighting, background composition and style; Documentary style ENG; Setup and light on-site live shots
• Explore all possibilities with reporters for active live shots and standups; Light, shoot, mic intimate interviews
• Have complete knowledge of how to operate the mobile studio and learn the best ways to troubleshoot mobile studio or equipment issues
• Maintain assigned gear, including camera, audio mixer, lights and support gear
• Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
• Manage personal travel expenses and the submission of expense reports efficiently
• Drive company vehicle for business purposes
• Drive rental cars for business purposes
• Check mobile studio at the beginning and end of each shift - keep vehicles in excellent condition
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5+ years of experience as DP/Video Journalist
Minimum of 3 years live news network experience
Proficiency with live broadband technologies
A strong technical understanding of C300m2 and DSLR style cameras and audio mixing equipment. Robotic camera experience a plus
Ability to work with bonded cellular live streaming technology such as TVU and Operate ENG/SNG vehicles under company guidelines and within proper safety parameters
Microwave truck and DSNG experience helpful
In-depth knowledge of LED lighting techniques and ability to successfully implement those techniques
Advise on gear purchases and work with/lead team responsible for equipment maintenance
Interest or passion for true crime stories and courtroom drama
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
Ability to work closely with producers, on-camera talent, and internal company personnel
Comfortable communicating with attorneys, judges and courtroom personnel
Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or comparable television work experience preferred

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