Freelance Photographer

TEGNA - Washington, DC2.9

Part-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $65,000 a year
EducationSkills
JOB DESCRIPTION
WUSA, the CBS affiliate in the Washington DC market and a division of TEGNA Media, is looking for highly skilled artistic photographers 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 and can run a live truck. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news gathering tools and are able to participate in live performance on air and on live streaming when necessary.

In this role, you will:
Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
Write and post daily on all digital platforms including attaching images and streaming video. Must include Social Media.
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
Contact sources and develop news stories. Cover breaking, general, sports, feature, investigative, and political news stories. Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
Operate/set up news gathering vehicle/truck to and from various locations as well as the ability to operate all standard field equipment (ENG/DNG) and all issued video/audio support accessory gear.
Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.
Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
Edit and post video and text content stories for website.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
2-5 years of experience preferred
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
Demonstrated social media proficiency, especially in the field, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
Member and active participant in NPPA preferred
SNG experience
Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills.
Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable
Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Ability to carry equipment throughout the work day

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.