Chief News Photographer

Closes: 08/10/14

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The chief photographer's duties include setting the standard for the staff in acquiring news video in the field.  This includes an aggressive approach to covering spot news, shooting video, conducting interviews, running live shots and using other multimedia tools to gather content for nightly newscasts and the station's online ventures.  Duties will also include maintaining the company's electronic news gathering equipment and fleet of news vehicles at its facilities in Columbia and Jefferson City.  The successful candidate will be expected to function within the framework of a research-driven news department that emphasizes source cultivation, enterprise reporting and breaking news.  Employee must have the flexibility to work in the modern newsroom and could be called upon to beat report, produce, web edit, etc.

SKILLS:  The right candidate must have a good eye for shooting, an understanding of broadcast video equipment including editing software, superior news judgment and organization skills.  He/she will have an appreciation for the elements that make a live television newscast more watchable.  The candidate must work well under pressure, work well with other people and meet strict deadlines.

HOURS/SCHEDULE:  This is a full-time position, scheduled Sunday through Thursday, 10:00am – 7:00pm with flexibility required by the employee.

EDUCATION:  A college degree in journalism, communication or a related field is preferred.  Previous newsroom experience or commercial photography experience is a plus.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The position will require operation of a company vehicle or a personal vehicle for business use.  Candidate must pass a drug test, background check, and MVR check.

NPG of Missouri LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send Resume and resume reel/link to: Curtis Varns, 501 Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201.

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