Chief Photographer

Date Posted: 8/25/2019

Job Description

KTVB, the TEGNA station, located in Boise, ID has an immediate opening for a Chief Photojournalist.  The Chief Photojournalist is responsible for assisting the Director of Strategy and Innovation with developing and promoting a culture of innovative visual content on all screens. The Chief will also assist in long form special projects and documentary style assignments as well as on location special production.

The Chief will also provide input on recruitment, hires, appraisals, and will ensure quality content is tailored for platform and audience engagement. Other responsibilities will include scheduling, equipment tracking, and training for the photojournalist staff as assigned.​


  • Responsible for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a daily deadline environment
  • Edit stories with Sony XpriNS and ability to adapt to other editing platforms as needed
  • Provide editorial input and collaboration for stories and daily newscasts
  • Post to social media, edit social videos, and create digital content​


Job Requirements

What we need:

  • College degree or equivalent experience with minimum two years' experience as a TV photojournalist and news editor preferred
  • 5 years' experience in a news room
  • Must promote a culture of innovative storytelling
  • Edit stories with Sony XpriNS and ability to adapt to other editing platforms as needed
  • Complete newsgathering skills required
  • Must be able to tell the news story creatively with strong audio and visual skills
  • Must be able to make quick decisions while working under pressured deadlines, willingness to work overtime, and work flexible shifts
  • Active member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) preferred
  • Commercial drone license preferred
  • Strong computer skills in a mobile environment required
  • Able to operate ENG van and live remote equipment
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, YouTube, live streaming, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, able to lift up to 40 lbs and occasionally up to 80 pounds with or without an accommodation
  • Excellent organizational skills required​



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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

The KTVB News Group is a television, digital media, mobile and social media organization dedicated to news, weather, entertainment and sports. KTVB's products reach more Idahoans each day than any other news organization in Idaho. Founded in 1953, the KTVB News Group has more than 100 employees based in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho. Products include KTVB-TV, KTVB.COM, KTVB Mobile and KTFT-TV.