Part-Time Sports Photographer/Reporter

Date Posted: 12/9/2019

Job Description

5NEWS is looking for a photographer/reporter who can help take our sports coverage to an even higher level. 

The photographer/reporter must be a journalist who can find local stories, shoot video, edit, produce as well as both report and be comfortable in stressful environments.

The goal is to tell stories about area athletes, teams, coaches and/or events.  Find outstanding people and tell exceptional stories about them and their sport.  We focus on storytelling, not just scores and highlights. 

This person will have additional responsibilities in our weekly high school show ‘Football Friday Night’, any and all coverage of the Razorbacks as well as potential specials such as pregame or postgame shows. 

Going beyond the newscasts, this person must contribute to both social media and the 5NEWS website as that aspect is even more important in today’s instant news era. 

The position is part time, working 30 hours per week.

Core Job Functions:

  • The ability to produce a wide range of elements that tell great stories on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to work effectively and efficiently while shooting and editing on a tight deadline.
  • Must have the ability to manage all social media outlets well.
  • Must be able to manage special projects
  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships and contacts.
  • Must be able to come up with new local sports stories that go beyond ‘a team’s best player’.
  • Real-time web-intensive posting of stories online that include video.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Flexible work schedule that will include weekends

Job Requirements

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to work under pressure and stress and must be able to meet daily deadlines. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).  Must have working knowledge of digital video photography and non-linear editing. 

Education Requirements:
A four year college degree in journalism.  

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to drive news vehicles safely and without incident.  Must be able to carry camera and gear weighing 50 pounds.  Must be willing to work in all weather conditions both day and night.

Statement about Other Duties:
The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.




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.



Job Snapshot

About Us

Channel 5 (KFSM-TV) is a CBS affiliated station that has been the top-rated station in Northwest Arkansas (Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR DMA) for 15-years both HH and A25-54. 5NEWS produces more local programming (31 hours per week) than any other local station with the 5, 6, and 10 routinely doubling the ratings of nearest competitor. That dominance extends into the digital sphere as well., the 5NEWS app, and the social media followings on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram have the highest user base in the market. And, 5NEWS in July moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the heart of the third fastest growing MSA in the country.