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Photographer - WPTV Treasure Coast

at Scripps

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: JR021932-1

Job Description

Tired of scraping snow off of a live truck? Don't mind sand in your shoes? Hate traffic? Want to work in a shop that creative photography drives the story telling? We might be just what you're looking for.

WPTV , the E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate, is looking for experienced & creative photographers to join our team in the sunny Palm Beaches. Our photographers are responsible for capturing and editing visual content for multiple platforms. We are a shop that understands the fast pace nature of the business but understands that good story telling is what makes us the dominate station in town. We are looking for self-motivated creators who want to win with every story they tell. While this position may be assigned to cover stories in other areas, the primary focus will be on the Treasure Coast.

Tools you would use

  • We edit with Final Cut Pro X on MACBook Pro.
  • We shoot with JVC cameras, GoPros & OSMOs.
  • TVUs, a drone, microwave and satellite trucks.

Key activities

  • Capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms.
  • Operate and maintain live equipment including microwave, satellite and related news gathering equipment.
  • Work in tandem with newsroom personnel to create and develop news stories.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • 3+ years experience as a photographer preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency with lighting and computer based editing.
  • Proficiency with live microwave truck operation.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station's web sites.
  • Able to work efficiently under multiple deadlines on a daily basis.

Work environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

About WPTV Newschannel 5

About Scripps


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 60 television stations in 42 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks BounceGritLaffCourt TV and Court TV Mystery; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”



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