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Freelance Photographer

Sacramento, CA

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet.


The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division. 


The CBS owned and operated duopoly in West Sacramento has an immediate opening for a freelance news photographer/editor to work on CBS 13 and our independent 31. Ideal candidate will be able to provide the visual texture reinforcing talent’s story-telling. More than three years television news experience required. (Please do not apply if you do not have a background in television news).


Candidates should have a working knowledge of the XDCAM EX camera and GRASS VALLEY EDIUS editing systems. Candidates should have working knowledge of live trucks, bonded cellular packs and be able to travel at a moment’s notice. We are looking for storytellers and team players. You must be a very creative and have a passion for the business. No phone calls please.


Qualifications:

  • 3 Years television experience covering breaking news, features and sports.
  • Sound journalistic judgment
  • Passion for visual storytelling
  • Excellent lighting skills.
  • Deadline oriented
  • Proficient non-linear editor.
  • Experience operating microwave, bonded-cellular packs and/or satellite trucks.
  • Excellent lighting skills.
  • Valid driver’s License and excellent driving record required
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to work any shift
  • Occasional travel

 

$26.30 - $30.54/hr, depending on experience


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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