Temporary Part-Time Sports Photographer

Part-time, Temporary Position, Available on: 2023-09-25

WGAL, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a self-motivated individual to assist in our high school football coverage. We are seeking a sideline videographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening on the field. This member of our team will spend several hours each Friday night in the fall high school football season shooting and editing highlights for our Football Friday show. This is a temporary, entry level position, however candidates should be tech savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot on Sony XD Cam and edit in Adobe Premiere, plus utilize wireless data solutions to feed completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere, ENPS, and BitCentral platforms are critical. An excellent eye for video and a working knowledge of high school sports is a must. If you are quick acting, quicker thinking, and technically savvy, we want you working in our newsroom.

Job Responsibilities:

Shooting and editing of highlights for Broadcast Air and On-line postings.
Working with the Assignment Desk and WGAL Sports department to cover assigned events.
Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field.
Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video.
The technical ability to produce and publish content to our online platforms.
Experience Requirements:

Must have computer and software experience.
Previous newsroom experience preferred.
Related military experience will be considered.
Qualifications Requirements:

Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
Can work in all weather conditions
Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record
Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools
Can organize and prioritize
Must be a self-starter – someone who doesn’t wait to be told what to do
Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions

Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

Company: WGAL-TV

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6800