Scripps Media, Inc. Tampa, FL

WFTS is searching an experienced photographer to join our team as a Steady Cam Operator/Photographer and editor. This person will play a crucial role in maintaining the high-energy pace of our morning newscast, as well as capture and edit content for multiple platforms and contribute to other newscasts.

* Operate Steady Cam during our morning news then edit/shoot video in the field. 

* Capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms.

* Operate various new gathering equipment, including but not limited to microwave live truck, video camera and video editing equipment.  

* Must have camera related skills such as framing, movement to execute the content strategy for overall creative vision. 

* Sets up and operates Steadicam for assigned programs and shots

* Responsible for set up of equipment, camera operation and breakdown of equipment


Education & Experience

* 2+ years experience as a photographer required

* Bachelor's degree preferred

* Experience as a Steadicam operator strongly preferred ​

Skills & Abilities

* Proficiency with lighting and computer based editing.

* Proficiency with operating microwave live truck

* Knowledge and demonstration of creativity editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

* Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to Web sites. 

* Familiar with available Steadicam accessories such as remote focus systems, video senders and receivers, and any specialized equipment designed and used by Steadicam operators.

Work Environment

* Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

Additional Requirements

* Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

* Ability to stay on feed for long periods of time

* Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

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