News Photographer, KPAX
The E.W. Scripps news station KPAX, in Missoula, MT is currently hiring for a News Photographer. If you have a passion for visual storytelling and love Western Montana, this is the job for you. This person will shoot and edit visual content for our digital and broadcast platforms and be responsible for operating various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to bonded cellular live equipment, video camera, and video editing equipment.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Shoot and edit visual content for multimedia platforms, including internet and digital channels
- Work cooperatively with anchor or reporter assigned to a story and newsroom to develop and produce stories
- Work independently to shoot and edit stories for news and sports
- Operate various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to bonded cellular live equipment, video camera, and video editing equipment
- Drive the company vehicle for business purposes
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Work with News Director to critique multi-media journalist shooting and editing
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- College degree preferred but will accept a high school diploma or equivalent experience required.
- 3+ years experience as a photographer
- Ability 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
WHAT YOU’LL BRING:
- Must have passion for news, sports and visual storytelling
- Advanced training in writing, video editing, video production, graphics, audio production, music editing, sound effects
- Great eye for shot composition and video editing
- Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
- Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
- Proficiency with bonded cellular live equipment
WHERE YOU’LL LIVE, WORK AND PLAY:
Missoula, MT, where the Clark Fork River really does run though this vibrant city. Set at the convergence of five mountain ranges, earning Missoula the name of the “hub of five valleys”. Missoula is surrounded by 60,000 acres of wilderness and is an outdoor paradise, with national forests, ski areas, incredible hikes, bicycling, and raging rivers with excellent blue-ribbon trout fishing. Missoula has repeatedly earned its ranking as a top 100 Best Place to live and was recently recognized as one of the healthiest places in the US with the highest life expectancy compared to any other city in Montana. If you seek a life that isn’t consumed by your work or your commute, where living is about community, and a place where “fur babies” are considered part of the Missoula community then this is the place for you! After Billings, Missoula is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in Montana and is home to the University of Montana, a public research university.
Where else can walk outside to a mountain trailhead or drive two to three hours and arrive at the gates of both Glacier and Yellowstone National Park? The economy is growing and culture and arts are thriving calling filmmakers such as Paramount’s Yellowstone to call on Missoula for some of the most beautiful scenic movie and TV show backgrounds. Truly the last best place!