WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a photographer who embraces the mission of impactful storytelling as a news photojournalist. We are seeking a self-motivated photographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. This member of our team will spend several hours each day editing for newscasts and several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The winning candidate will need to be tech savvy and up to date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot with Sony XD Cam or similar ENG camera and to work with GoPro, iPhone, and other video formats to be edited in Adobe Premiere. Candidates should be familiar with utilizing ENG, SNG, or wireless data to transfer completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere and use of other video sharing platforms is critical. An excellent eye for video and the highest journalistic standards is a must. If you are quick acting, quicker thinking, and technically savvy, we want you working in our newsroom.
Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings.
Working with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories.
Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms.
Working with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered.
Working with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound.
Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field.
Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
Will produce and publish content to our online platforms.
Computer and software experience is beneficial.
Previous newsroom experience preferred.
Related military experience will be highly considered.
Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
Efficient operation of ENG trucks and TVU live units
Can work in all weather conditions
Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record
Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools
Can organize and prioritize
Familiar with video sharing services such as Drop Box, One Drive, We Transfer or similar apps
A self-starter – someone with a go getter attitude is favorable
Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions
Good interpersonal skills
Related experience and/or training considered as well as combination of education experience.
Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be highly regarded.
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.