Assistant Chief Photographer

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Description

At WUSA, TEGNA Media's CBS affiliate in Washington, DC, we're on the hunt for a highly-skilled and creative Assistant Chief Photographer to join our award-winning newsroom. The journalist we're looking for desires to step out of the traditional format and demonstrates a willingness to break the mold with visual storytelling, an ability to engage and teach photojournalists and MSJs, and the drive to lead the team into new successes.​

WUSA prefers a photojournalist who has a knack for producing and elevating both short-term and long-term investigative projects on issues that impact our communities. The successful candidate must be eager to tell great visual stories on their own or with a team by capturing creative video & audio elements for these stories in a deadline environment. This candidate should also be a skilled editor equipped with sharp post-production skills for independently creating complex graphics. We're looking for someone who wants to completely immerse themselves in the storytelling process while collaborating with a team of reporters and producers. 

This candidate should hold themselves to a high standard and expect it from others. The ability to teach fellow employees new techniques of storytelling and equipment use is a must.

Our photojournalism is rooted in storytelling, and we pride ourselves on high quality journalism that drives change in the industry. WUSA is the fastest growing station in Washington DC because we are willing to break the mold of traditional news stations to provide a better news product for our audience. 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.

Job Requirements

  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging investigations for audiences on all platforms
  • DSLR and Sony FS series camera experience preferred
  • Investigative photography and storytelling experience preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and correct issues required.
  • Ability to collaborate with reporters and producers or work independently and develop a vision for stories
  • Ability to operate live remote equipment
  • Post to social media, editing social videos, and creating digital content
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas
  • Excellent organizational skills​



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.



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About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.