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Photojournalist

Tampa, FL

WTSP-TV, the TEGNA station in Tampa/St.Petersburg is looking for a highly skilled artistic Photojournalist who can create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile. We want a photojournalist who can tell great stories on their own or with a team.


Our ideal candidates are familiar with the latest photography, editing tools, and techniques. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news-gathering tools and are able to participate in live performance on-air and on live streaming when necessary. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Operate an ENG truck or IP video-based live unit (TVU) when assigned.
  • Be assigned to either work in a team or solo for daily news assignments. 
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas. 
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories. 
  • Gather news content for general assignment or breaking news or sports stories, using a broadcast field camera as well as other cameras and devices
  • Operate non-linear edit systems, experience with Edius and Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere & After Effects) is a plus.
  • Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories


Requirements: 

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field preferred or equivalent years of experience  
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred in a newsroom environment. 
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems 
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable  
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • If you do not already have one, you will be required to pass the FAA Part 107 drone exam to become a TEGNA Pilot in Command to be part of our industry- leading drone program
  • Member and active participant in NPPA a plus 
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills. 
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism 
  • Knowledge of EDIUS, or any Non-Linear base editing system preferred. 
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs. and occasionally up to 80 lbs. with or without an accommodation 
  • Current driver’s license and ability to operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, features and documentary-style stories in a daily deadline environment


Benefits: 

TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.


Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.


Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.


TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 


EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture.


We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 

 

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