Sports Photographer



WDSU TV has an opening for a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. We are seeking a sports 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. This member of our team will spend several hours each day editing for sportscasts and several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The ideal candidate will be flexible with their schedule and willing to travel to cover sports teams across Southeast Louisiana. The winning candidate is also tech savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot on Sony XD Cam, GoPro, on laptop computer and iPhone, and edit in Adobe Premiere and utilize the ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Precis, ABC and CNN platforms are critical. An excellent eye for video and the highest journalistic standards are a must. If you are quick acting, quicker thinking, and technically savvy, we want you working in our newsroom.   


Job Responsibilities:  

Shooting and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings 
Edit weekly sports show and content for sports specials
Working with the Assignment Desk and Sports Anchors/Reporters to cover daily and long-term sports stories.
Travel for out-of-town sporting events 
Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms 
Working with Sports Anchors/reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered. 
Working with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound. 
Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field. 
Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video. 
Will produce and publish content to our online platforms 

Experience Requirements: 

Must have computer and software experience. 
Previous newsroom experience preferred. 
Related military experience will be considered.    

Qualifications Requirements:  

Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment 
Efficient Operation on ENG trucks 
Can work in all weather conditions 
Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver???s license and a near-perfect driving record 
Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools 
Can organize and prioritize 
Must be a self-starter – someone who doesn???t wait to be told what to do 
Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available for sporting events
Must travel to cover sporting events
Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions  


Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


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