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Photojournalist/Satellite Truck Operator

Hearst Television Inc

Colchester, VT
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Photojournalist/Satellite Truck Operator

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Location: Colchester, VT US
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NBC5/ WPTZ-TV, the Hearst Television station in the Colchester, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Photojournalist/Satellite Truck Operator position. This member of our team will spend several hours each day out in the field shooting, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The winning candidate is also tech savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot on Sony XD Cam, GoPro, iPhone, and edit in Adobe Premiere and utilize the ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station. FAA drone license and operation a plus.

Job Responsibilities:                                                

  • Drive and operate ENG or SNG van used for live news stories, as well as scheduled events and breaking news.
  • Operate and help troubleshoot video, audio, RF, baseband, signal processing, transport and transmission equipment. Perform and log routine checks and maintenance on van and equipment.
  • When not operating the SNG van, will shoot and edit, vo’s, vosot’s and packages for broadcast and digital properties.
  • Efficient operation of ENG van, SNG van and TVU backpacks.
  • Complete daily inspection of SNG van.        
  • Some light engineering duties may also be required.

Required Skills

  • Must possess a valid driver's license, have an excellent driving record and be familiar with operation of larger vehicles. (19-23’ in length) References and motor vehicle record will be checked.
  • Position requires flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, as well as extensive travel within the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market and adjacent markets.
  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment.
  • Can work in all weather conditions.
  • Can organize and prioritize.
  • Must be a self-starter - someone who doesn’t wait to be told what to do.
  • Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions.
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred.


  • College degree in Broadcast Journalism, Broadcast News, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Military Veterans encouraged to apply.

Required Experience

  • Experience performing satellite operations in a News environment preferred.
  • Will train the right candidate.

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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