News Photographer

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KOMO 4 News, in Seattle, Washington, has a job opening for a News Photographer! We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories. You will cover day to day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments. You will produce and post unique content to social media platforms. We are shooting full HD on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops. You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position.

Your creative visual storytelling must reflect an ability to capture excellent video and audio. We need a Photojournalist who can wear many hats; is a team player; is flexible with scheduling and shows great initiative. You must be able to gather news, shoot video, and edit your stories with or without a reporter. Knowledge of local and national news is a plus. Our news staff prides itself on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, and winning.

Specific Duties:

  • Operates videotape or solid state media cameras and related equipment
  • Shoots, videotapes, and edits stories
  • Operates cameras and microwave equipment on live reports
  • Produces and posts content for social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Drives and operates KOMO News live vehicles
  • Perform general maintenance on news vehicles when necessary
  • Operates portable microwave gear, Video over cellular and fiber optic remotes for news broadcasts
  • Monitors police and fire radios in the vehicle and maintains two-way communication with the news department
  • Maintains camera equipment, this includes recharging batteries, careful handling and storage, keeping equipment clean and free of dust and moisture, and advising the TV News Chief Photographer of worn, damaged, lost, or faulty equipment
  • Makes recommendations to the Assignment Planner on story ideas or leads
  • Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned
Required Skills:
  • At least three years working in a professional television newsroom
  • At least two years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization
  • At least one year of shooting experience
  • Must have valid drivers license and a good driving record
  • Ability to operate ENG news vehicles
  • Technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment
  • Ability to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Experience driving and operating television news microwave and satellite vans
Please include a recent web link of your work while completing the online application. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of your work to:

KOMO/KUNS

Attn: News Director

140 4th Ave N.

Seattle, WA 98109

No phone calls or emails please

This position is represented by Local #600 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO. Our successful candidates will be required to join the union and pay union dues.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Company Location HR.KOMO/KUNS.Seattle.Seattle.WA
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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