Photographer & Editor

KSTP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Photographer & Editor.


  • Minimum 2 years of TV news photography and editing experience required.
  • Must be proficient with current broadcast cameras, tape decks and editing equipment. Has knowledge and expertise in non-linear editing.
  • Ability to work alone and with a Reporter.
  • Must be reliable and able work additional hours if needed as well as travel as required.
  • Must possess valid driver's license and clean driving record as determined by the Company.
  • Good news judgment and thorough understanding of daily news content.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English well.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. 
  • NPPA workshop experience a plus.
  • Ability to learn and run ENG trucks required.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to work in areas and conditions that are often noisy, have many distractions, and in extreme weather (heat and cold) and landscape conditions. Must be able listen to and respond verbally to others in English. Must have manual dexterity to operate camera and editing equipment. Must be able to move quickly inside and outside on uneven, unfamiliar terrain and areas. Work under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Routinely moves camera equipment weighing up to 50 pounds in all kinds of weather across various terrains for news stories.  Must be able to drive news vehicles. Must be able to maintain stationary position for long periods of time.

Job Overview

Shoot video and edit news stories for newscasts on a daily basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Shoot steady, sequenced video with good, clean audio for news, weather and sports for daily newscasts, specials and station websites as well as social media under tight deadlines. Edit in camera for sequences. Uses movement off the shoulder to show viewers what is seen in the field and a tripod or steady bag for steady shots. Shoots wide, medium and tight shots with a variety of subjects for the purpose of telling the story through pictures.
  • While shooting, get clean audio and sound. Gather great natural sound while in the field. Ensure good lighting, making sure the shot is bright and not dark.
  • Edit video and audio satisfactorily for news stories such as vos, vo/sots, setups and reporter pacs using difference techniques and different editing machines (including non-linear editing with Avid and Final Cut Pro) under tight deadlines and in stressful situations while completing on time. Editing is done in house and in live trucks. Learn and perform competently multi-layering and special effects such as witness protection, highlighting video clips, color correction, Photoshop, Boris and picture in picture effects. Aspire to editing excellence to raise the level of storytelling.
  • At times, may conduct interviews for broadcast with formulating questions. May also use questions supplied by producers, reporter or news management.
  • May shoot aerials in Chopper 5.
  • Work in tandem with a Reporter to "tell" a story.
  • Be able to operate safely the ENG trucks. Have full knowledge to one-man-band in ENG trucks alone or with a reporter to turn pacs and live shots for daily newscasts.
  • Know the streets and highways well enough to drive quickly to a news story. Be able to operate and follow GPS.
  • Listen to the scanner while driving in the news car and call in spot news, and see if you are in position to respond quickly to the scene first. Talk on the 484 radio and keep others informed on your whereabouts.
  • Learn and operate effectively and satisfactorily new technology and equipment including but not limited to FCP, Panasonic P2 300 camera, servers, editing equipment.
  • Communicate frequently throughout the day and works collaboratively with others in the newsroom including reporters, anchors, producers, assignment desk staff, creative services and other photographers about assigned story and other assignments. Always calls the station if pager goes off. Check in face to face with Assignment Desk when returns to station from an assignment. Proactively pitch in to assist others.
  • Respond and work well in a crisis and during breaking news. Handle last minute and unexpected changes. Communicate quickly and clearly to necessary staff and talent.
  • Attend editorial and other meetings. Come prepared to meetings and interact professionally with others. Contributes story ideas on a daily basis.
  • Is knowledgeable of local, national and world events. Has a handle on what is going on in the community.
  • Travel regularly often locally however, may travel nationally and internationally.
  • Work assigned shifts. Shifts may change often. Fill in for absent co-workers if needed. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules including when called to cover breaking news, as assigned by the Chief Photographer or News Director.
  • Drive company vehicle to and from stories under various driving conditions. Obey all traffic laws and safety rules of the road while in a company vehicle. Report any problems or concerns with the vehicle and traffic incidents promptly to appropriate company representative. If assigned to take a news vehicle home, must follow take home car guidelines which included securing equipment and vehicle. Keep car clean and in good condition. Ensure equipment is in good working condition.
  • Build working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Act in a professional, courteous manner when representing the station and the news department.
  • Look presentable and neat on the job per the standards of the local market and department.

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KSTP-TV is an equal opportunity employer.