Chief Photographer

Chief Photographer

  • Full Time
  • Birmingham
  • Please read the description and requirements in its entirety.

Website cbs42 WIAT

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The Chief Photographer oversees the day-to-day operations of the Photography division and is responsible for the maintenance of all photography technology and equipment at the station.


  • Manages all aspects of the Photography division
  • Plans and manages staffing, and training for the photographers
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, and promotion of employees
  • Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
  • Manages the photographer staff, including coaching and development
  • Assigns projects to staff and ensures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards
  • Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots
  • Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum five years’ experience as a photographer in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience
  • Experience with video recording equipment and camera technology
  • Experience with satellite trucks
  • Significant experience evaluating, selecting and operating video recording equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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