WMTW, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine, has an opening for a Local News Photographer. We are looking for a photographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. You will spend several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing creative live shots. You will also edit for newscasts. You must be up to date on the modern aspects of our medium, have an excellent eye for video. You will work well with other, always positively representing us with the highest journalistic standards and professionalism on display. You will work with and report to the News Director.
Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for broadcast air and online postings
Work with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories
Shoot on assigned professional camera equipment
Edit in Adobe Premiere and use ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station
Gather video and still pictures for digital platforms
Work with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered
Work with producers to ensure their creative vision is accomplished with vivid video and natural sound
Coordinate incoming video elements from crews in the field
Work with catalog systems to save/store, record and locate necessary video
Produce and publish content to our online platforms
Organization and attention to gear/equipment maintenance
Training in the art of video photojournalism
Professional or college experience in a newsroom
Carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
Experience with ENG trucks
Can work in all weather conditions
Have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Must operate digital editing tools
Must have computer and software experience; knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Precis, and CNN platforms
Can organize and prioritize
Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Related military experience will be considered
At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.
Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
Medical | Dental | Vision
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.