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Photojournalist (FT), WHAS 11 – Louisville, KY

WHAS11, the TEGNA station in Louisville, KY is looking for a highly skilled artistic Photojournalist who can create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile. We want a photojournalist 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. 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.



  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, features and documentary-style stories in a daily deadline environment.
  • Operate an ENG truck or IP video-based live unit (TVU) when assigned.
  • Be assigned to either work in a team or solo for daily news assignments.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.



  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred in a newsroom environment.
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Member and active participant in NPPA a plus
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills.
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of EDIUS, or any Non-Linear base editing system preferred.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, able to lift up to 40 lbs. and occasionally up to 80 lbs. with or without an accommodation
  • Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%
  • Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
  • Physical Demands Set: Medium work: Involves standing prolong hours, stooping, bending, lifting/pushing up to 25 lbs.


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