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1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: 5616555455
Fax: United States
Web site: https://www.wptv.com/
Contact: Keila Wilson , Receptionist

Chief Photographer

WPTV Newschannel 5, the E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate, is looking for a Chief Photographer to join our team in the sunny Palm Beaches. Are you a seasoned news professional committed to producing top quality newscasts while creating a positive work environment? If so, the number one station in West Palm Beach is looking for you!

The Chief Photographer will supervise the photojournalists. The position is a working supervisor and will capture visual content and edit for multiple platforms.

Key Activities

  • Supervise photojournalists, including but not limited to coaching, conducting performance evaluations and creating schedules to manage overtime
  • Shoot, capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms
  • Post content to station's Web sites
  • Work with producers and multi-media journalists to create news stories
  • Drive company vehicle for business purposes
  • Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Perform news operations duties as needed
  • Responsible for operating various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to live truck, video camera, and video editing equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum experience/qualifications:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related degree, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a photojournalist and/or 1 year as a news supervisor


Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency with lighting and computer-based editing, including Final Cut Pro
  • Proficiency with live microwave truck operation


Work environment

  • Available to work a variety of shifts – days, nights, weekends, holidays
  • In the event of a local hurricane, stay at the station with the rest of the staff to help support the news organization


Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

To create a profile & apply, please visit www.scripps.com

(Posted 11/6/2019)