Photographer Chief

Location: US-TN-Memphis Job Number 1719956 Brand Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC, d/b/a WHBQ-TV


The Chief Photographer is responsible for providing the vision and leadership to a team of photographers and editors as well as working with our Multi-Platform Journalists to ensure deliver of a quality product on all platforms. They will work collaboratively with the management team to plan and assist with implementation and strategic direction of the technical operations for the newsroom

Attributes for this position:
Proven experience in managing news operations in a leadership role including equipment, budget, personnel and technology systems management in digital newsroom and production environments as well as field operations.

The ability to communicate and implement excellent customer service is a must. Must be able to articulate clearly across various skill-set audiences. Proficiencies in generating and presenting various reports and presentations across multiple disciplines and management levels.

Establish and implement short and long-range systems and operating procedures for COX Memphis photography and editing teams. Manage and plan project and operating budget expense lines. Work closely with Engineering to plan, coordinate and implement news-related systems.

Perform administrative duties on all key newsroom computer software systems. Implement and assure backup staffing in these areas.

Keep abreast of state-of-the-art developments. Provide frequent updates to management on successes, trials and evaluations of burgeoning Newsroom and field technologies. Daily photojournalism responsibilities and expert operation of all applicable technologies expected.

Performance reviews, compensation, time sheets, scheduling, training and development of photographers, editors with collaborative input on Multi-Media Journalists.


The successful candidate will have at least five years of hands-on experience in news acquisition, editing, journalistic, assignment desk and on-air production functions in a newsroom. Market diversity is highly desired.

Broad knowledge of news ENG acquisition, editorial, assignment desk and control room technologies. Experience in major enterprise-level technology and engineering construction or renovation projects is desirable.

The candidate should have a degree. Training on Newsroom systems is a plus.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing