Chief Photographer

Company: Nexstar Media Group
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Location: Kansas City
Full Time

WDAF-TV Fox4 in Kansas City is seeking a Chief Photographer. The Chief Photographer oversees the day to day operations of the Photography division and is responsible for the maintenance of all photography technology and equipment at the station.

• Manages all aspects of the Photography division
• Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the photographers
• Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
• Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
• Manages the photographer staff, including 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
• Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum five years’ experience as a photographer in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three years’ experience in a leadership role

• Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• 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 satellite trucks
• Significant experience evaluating, selecting and operating video recording equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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