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Chief Photographer

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Location: Odessa, TX

Contact Name: Terry Wood

Email: twood@nexstar.tv

Phone: (432) 563-2222

Job Description

The Chief Photographer oversees the day to day operations of the Photography division and is responsible for the maintenance of all photography technology, news vehicles and equipment at the station. Must shoot and edit video for daily newscasts.

  • Manages all aspects of the Photography division
  • Must be creative
  • Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots
  • Maintains video equipment
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content
  • Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
  • Must work with MMJs for coaching and development
  • Assigns projects to staff and ensures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards
  • Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Minimum one year experience as a photographer at another television station
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience
  • Experience with video recording equipment and camera technology
  • Experience with TVU
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting and operating video recording equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.

EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled