Photojournalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

Job Description

WWL-TV in New Orleans is looking for a highly skilled Photojournalist who desires to break out of the traditional format and demonstrates a willingness to break the mold. Our photojournalism is rooted in NPPA storytelling, and we intend to continue to change the industry, not conform to it. You must have a strong understanding of all platforms and be able to create shareable and exciting content for a television and digital audience. A successful candidate must be eager to tell great stories on their own or with a team by capturing creative video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a deadline environment. 

We pride ourselves at providing the highest quality journalism that makes an impact in our community.  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.  

For this role:

  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, features and documentary style stories in a daily deadline environment
  • Edit stories with Edius and ability to adapt to other editing platforms as needed
  • DSLR and Sony FS series camera experience preferred
  • Adobe After Effects or Motion Design experience is a plus
  • Certified FAA Drone Pilot is a plus
  • Ability to collaborate with reporters or independently and develop a vision for stories
  • Able to Operate ENG van and live remote equipment
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet, etc.
  • Post to social media, editing social videos, and creating digital content
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas
  • Excellent organizational skills

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience as a TV photojournalist and news editor preferred
  • Must help promote a culture of innovative storytelling
  • Advance storytelling experienced 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
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable, with ability to travel with short notice
  • Active member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) preferred
  • Strong computer skills in a mobile environment required
  • 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

 

About TEGNA

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 www.TEGNA.com.

 

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

WWL-TV Channel 4, New Orleans’ CBS Affiliate, is dedicated to serving the community through in-depth local news coverage on multiple platforms and providing market leading solutions and production services to our clients. For 35 years, WWL-TV has been the viewer’s choice for local news, weather and sports. Earning the title, “Louisiana’s News Leader”, WWL-TV continues to show growth in all newscasts, and produces over 35 hours of local programming each week. Channel 4’s unwavering commitment to local journalism has earned it seven prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards, three National Edward R. Murrow Awards and a host of other national, regional and local honors.

Serving Southeast Louisiana doesn’t stop with local news coverage. WWL-TV is a dedicated community partner providing support to food drives, local festivals, Go Red for Women, Be The Match and much more.