WSET-TV seeks video-journalist
The Video-Journalist position, with emphasis on Photojournalism, is primarily responsible for gathering news by shooting and editing videotape of news, sports, and special features and responsible for setting up ENG vans for live remotes. This person must display high journalistic standards and be prepared to cover stories alone which will require using effective interviewing techniques. Due to the dangers inherent with the operation of an ENG van equipped with a mast, this person must make safety “Priority One.” The individual must be a good communicator, work well with others, and take direction from management regarding job performance and shooting/editing style and technique.
Advanced Education in the field of Broadcast Journalism which has given the applicant the ability to perform the required functions of the job or equivalent broadcasting work experience, which has prepared the applicant to perform the required functions of the job. Demonstration of skills by performance in audition or aircheck, supported by references and pre-employment interviews.
Available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and for extended periods of overtime, if needed. Able to control high stress periods and heavy workload. Valid Virginia Driver’s license within 30 days of employment. Knowledge of journalistic standards as they relate to on-air presentation of news stories. Accurate and comprehensive writing skills. Ability to act and react appropriately on camera. Ability to maintain professional personal appearance. Ability to lift and transport standard camera equipment. Available to travel overnight to off-site locations, including foreign destinations, for extended periods of time, if needed. Access to an automobile if needed for transportation.
Please apply in writing to Director of Human Resources, WSET-TV, P. O. Box 11588, Lynchburg, VA 24506-1588. Applications may be obtained at the station from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at www.wset.com.
Applicants for positions in the News Department should submit a non-returnable DVD resume tape with letter, resume, and references.
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