Photographer (Freelance)

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Ref#: 28788
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: West Sacramento, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:

CBS13/CW31 the CBS owned and operated duopoly in West Sacramento has an immediate opening for a freelance news photographer/editor to work on CBS 13 and CW 31. Ideal candidate will be able to provide the visual texture reinforcing talent’s story-telling. More than three years television news experience required. (please do not apply if you do not have a background in television news).

Candidates should have a working knowledge of the XDCAM EX camera and GRASS VALLEY editing systems. Candidates should have working knowledge of live trucks, bonded cellular packs and be able to travel at a moment’s notice. We are looking for storytellers and team players. You must be a very creative and have a passion for the business. No phone calls please.

Qualifications:

·       3 Years television experience covering breaking news, features, and sports.

·       Sound journalistic judgment  

·       Passion for visual storytelling

·       Excellent lighting skills.

·       Deadline oriented

·       Proficient non-linear editor. 

·       Experience operating microwave, bonded-cellular packs and/or satellite trucks.

·       Excellent lighting skills.

·       Valid driver’s License and excellent driving record required

·       Excellent communications skills

·       Ability to work any shift

·       Occasional travel


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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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