Photojournalist Job in Portland, Orgegon

Company: fishercommunicationsinc
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Reference: 624
Type: Permanent
Position: Photojournalist
Location: Portland, Oregon
Industry: Media


The Creative Services photographer/videographer responsibilities are to shoot and light, effective promotional, commercial and local programming productions for KATU and Fisher Broadcasting.


•Direct, shoot and edit projects efficiently on a variety of formats. (Specific areas of work: Commercial Production, Promotion and Public Service Production, News and local programming).

•Learn and master equipment and software necessary to complete projects.

•Direct, shoot and produce commercial and local productions when needed.

•Learn and master studio and location lighting, assuming role of lighting director on certain projects or assist on others.

•Determine with producer, the necessity of a grip for a project.

•Set up and operate microwave transmitter for “stinger” live shots.

•Assess and get clear on priorities, manage time, organize and schedule production and other resources as needed, meet deadlines and budget restrictions, communicate clearly and effectively and trouble shoot problems.

•Follow Production Guidelines established by Director of Creative Services.

•Produce and edit Billboards, IDs, and other projects.

•Drive safely, understanding and following the rules of the road.

•Maintain physical fitness to haul heavy equipment.

•Research capital equipment purchases and advise Director of Creative Services.

•Maintain capital equipment including vehicles for field production.

•Be aware of current and emerging video technology and KATU programming.

•Be clear on the legalities of music and copyright licensing.

•Work independently on non-scheduled duties.

•Assist the department in tape, DVD and other video and audio copies and transfers.

•Be a team member, help others to succeed, offer alternatives or solutions, and brainstorming ideas for projects.

•Be a representation of the station and company to the public.

•Be accountable for the final look of the video and audio after any project he/she performs.

•Routinely watch on-air product of KATU and other stations in the market.

•Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned.


•Must be able to constantly generate ideas and solutions, showing a superior level of initiative.

•Must be able to accept and respond effectively to constructive criticism.

•Must be able to maintain priorities and focus while responding to a variety of customers.

•Must be proactive and positive.

•Must have tenacity and flexibility.

•Must be able to work independently as well as within a team structure.

•Must be able and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays to meet scheduling and deadlines as needed.

•Ability to lead, communicate clearly and problem solve creatively and quickly.

•Clear and positive communication skills.

•Must be able to meet constant deadlines, juggle shifts, and work well with others.

•Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

•Knowledge of proper grammar and spelling for the English language.

•Ability to take direction and work without supervision.

•Knowledge of live television and television production required.

•Must have strong organizational skills and work habits.


1.Ability to sit for long periods of time.

2.Ability to work under pressure and without direct supervision.

3.Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English.

4.Ability to work at a computer keyboard/video editing station for extended periods of time.

5.Ability to drive.

6.Ability to lift heavy equipment.

7.Ability to distinguish colors.


5-7 years of experience required


Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) preferred

 Language Skills:

Ability to read, comprehend and compose common instructions, business correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other Fisher team members.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. This position requires frequent moving about, and handling or positioning items. The team member must occasionally position himself/herself in small or unusual spaces. In addition the team member must be able to transport or move up to 50 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment:

Team member must be prepared to work outdoors. Occasionally will be asked to work in high, precarious places and work with and near moving mechanical parts. Occasionally may be subjected to loud noise.


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