NEWS PHOTOJOURNALIST/VISUAL STORYTELLER

Company: 
KING 5 TV/KONG TV (TEGNA)
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Join the #1 NBC affiliate group in the country! KING 5 TV, KONG TV, and king5.com are part of TEGNA.  We are dedicated to providing first-class journalism that makes a difference in our community.  Our reputation has been built on dedication to our mission both journalistically and in service to the community we live in – our people are passionately involved.

We are looking for a visual storyteller who desires to capture moments and can meet high standards of excellence.

Qualified candidates will have basic photojournalist skills and a strong understanding of social media platforms, able to create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile. When needed, tell great stories on their own or with a team by capturing creative video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a deadline environment.  Must demonstrate strong video lighting skills.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

Responsible for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a daily deadline environment

Will be trained to edit stories with Sony XpriNS and learn to adapt to other editing platforms as needed

Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots

Provide editorial input and collaboration for stories and daily newscasts

Will be trained to operate ENG vans and live remote equipment

Must possess excellent organizational skills

Ability to make quick decisions while working under pressured deadlines

Willingness to work overtime, weekends and work a flexible shift

Must possess a valid driver’s license and able to lift 40 lbs and occasionally up to 80 lbs without an accommodation

Job Requirements 

Livestream/Digital/Lakana responsibilities:

Responsible for identifying, communicating, and executing livestreamed content

Ability to operate 4G, 4G bonded, and all other live streaming equipment such as Dejero, TVU, Dejero app, Facebook live, etc.

Tell a narrative style stories without reporter track

Social media expectations:

Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet, etc.

Write and post daily on appropriate social media platforms

Edit social videos, and assist in creating social content

Identify moments to share on social media

Practice social media ethically in accordance to company policy

To be considered a candidate for an opening at KING, you must complete the online application on the employment tab found on: http://www.king5.com/about/ and attach your resume and cover letter.  Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

ABOUT US

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs.  We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news for the digital age.  

 

Deadline: 
Website: 

king5.com