Photographer/Editor Vacation Relief

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

Job Description

​Five on Your Side, a news leader on air and on line in St. Louis, is recruiting an experienced photographer/editor to join our team for vacation relief. We are seeking highly skilled artistic photographers and editors who can create sharable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile.  We want journalists who can tell great stories on their own or with a team.  Our ideal candidates are familiar with the latest photography, editing tools and techniques. They are proficient with live news gathering tools and are able to participate in live performance on air and on live streaming when necessary.  A flexible schedule is highly desirable. ​


​In this role, you will:

•         Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.

•         Take the place of others on vacation.  Some assignments and shifts could be for a few weeks, others could be a single day or in between.

•         Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.

•         Use creative production techniques such as graphics and other forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.

•         Cover breaking, general, sports, weather stories and features, often in partnership with our multiskilled journalists. 

Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.

•         Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.

•         Operate live units and tvu's.

•         Perform other tasks as required by Chief Photographer, or other News Managers and Assignment Editors.


Job Requirements

•         BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

•         2-5 years of experience preferred

•         Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems

•         Experience with Edius and/or Adobe Premiere, a plus

•         Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots

•         SNG experience, a plus

•         Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills

•         Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable     

•         Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism

•         Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

•         Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events




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

We are not a TV station.

We are an information center that believes in connecting with our communities across all platforms with a passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.

Day in and day out, EVERYONE at KSDK is committed to inform and protect, to showcase the greatness of St. Louis and celebrate the remarkable people who live here.

Yes, our trophy case has 70 years of journalistic hardware, but that is NOT where we hang our hat. At KSDK, we are here for something bigger than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of St. Louis. We are part of the community, and they are part of us.

We are 5 On Your Side.

If the above made you feel inspired, excited, empathetic or any emotion that motivates you do to amazing things, apply now!