Manchester, NH
October 7, 2021
Job Type
Full Time


WMUR-TV has an immediate opening for a chief photographer. This person supervises and manages a team of photographers and editors and is the liaison between the news and engineering departments. Our chief photographer is responsible for hiring, training and developing/mentoring staff as well as scheduling. He or she is also responsible for managing our fleet of news vehicles and equipment maintenance. Our chief collaborates daily with news managers on news coverage and breaking news. He or she also collaborates with our management team on digital platform initiatives as well as station projects. This person could also shoot and/or edit video on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and leadership skills and be calm under pressure. He or she will be creative, motivated and highly organized. Although not expected to operate microwave or satellite trucks, you must have an understanding of how they work. You also must know how to operate a TVU or similar live pack and be able to manage them for our team. Experience with drone photography is a plus. You must also be flexible with scheduling, including some nights, weekends and holidays. Must be available to be on-call and must be able to work on deadline in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Hires, trains, manages, mentors and evaluates a team of photographers and editors
  • Provides daily constructive feedback on shooting and editing
  • Manages a fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Shoots video
  • Edits on Adobe Premiere
  • Collaborates with news management team
  • Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms
  • Works with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered and communicated to our team
  • Coordinates and oversees incoming video elements from field crews
  • Manages our video archives
  • Manage video licensing
  • In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

  • At least five years of broadcast news photography and non-linear editing required
  • Previous management experience preferred

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Technical knowledge of ENG/SNG trucks and TVU or similar live pack
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Must have a valid driver???s license and a near-perfect driving record
  • Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Can organize and prioritize
  • Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines


  • College degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Manchester - 03101
New Hampshire
Please visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply. EOE

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