News Photographer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

Job Description

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!

WSYX-TV, in Columbus, Ohio, is looking for a creative and dedicated full-time News Photographer! We value creative photography/videography and engaging storytelling on a daily basis. We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories, win the story of the day and out pace the competition on breaking news and extreme weather coverage.

In this role, you will cover day to day general assignment stories with a reporter. When starting in this position, you will receive a Sony PXW-X400 camera with all the bells and whistles you will need to do your job well. In addition, you will receive an assigned company car and will have access to Avid Media Composer in house and in the field. We value craft and our staff encourages each other through critiques and we pay NPPA dues and encourage NPPA storytelling. If you have the experience and the passion to work in a competitive newsroom, please apply. Columbus is a large market with a great lifestyle and we are a news leader in Columbus and Sinclair Broadcasting; your quality of life will be high working with WSYX-TV.  

Requirements:

  • Be an aggressive team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines
  • Must have valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and be able to operate ENG news vehicles
  • At least 2 years of shooting experience in a TV newsroom and a high ability to be a good steward of news stories being told 
  • The ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots, and natural sound packages
  • Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

When applying online, please include a recent web link to your video demo reel.

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

Job Snapshot

About Us

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! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's 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. . We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…