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.

EXPERIENCE:  1 Year(s)


  • 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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Date Posted:  1/15/2021

Closing Date:  5/14/2021

City, State:  Louisville, Kentucky



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