November 15, 2021 by Comments Off on Photojournalist

  • Full Time
  • Phoenix

Website AzFamily

Job Title


Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Photojournalist at Arizona’s Family CBS 5 & 3 TV are owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. Photojournalist shoots and edits video of various news events and edits tape of stories/pictures for daily news broadcasts and the station’s website(s). This position shoots stories in a compelling and brand-focused way to attract the largest audience available to the station’s newscasts. This position also posts text, video, and still images in a way that increases page views for the station website(s) and creates excitement across the station’s social media platforms.

Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


Gathers information and images in the field.  Records moving video and takes still pictures.  Interviews newsmakers on and off camera.  Determines appropriate lighting for all video/picture platforms.


Edits stories for all media platforms. Maintains working knowledge of AVID software.


Operates/drives live ENG trucks, SUV news vehicles, and all related broadcast equipment.  Sets-up ENG truck as assigned with complete knowledge and in accordance with Meredith live truck safety procedures and issues.  Maintains clean driving record in accordance with Meredith Driver Fleet Safety Policy.


Works collaboratively with Digital Content Editors on digital news content assignments.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


High School diploma or equivalent required.  College degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or equivalent preferred.


Minimum two years experience shooting daily news stories and special projects for a commercial television station.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to lift and carry 40-100 pounds.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends

Excellent video photography and editing skills

Ability to shoot and edit with speed, efficiency, and creativity in a newsroom or field environment

Ability to maintain all assigned equipment in excellent working condition

Ability to produce high quality news stories for use across all content platforms

Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.

% Travel Required (Approximate): Extensive local travel

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Meredith requires employees entering its workplaces or performing work offsite to verify and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. This is a condition of employment unless an applicant is eligible, under applicable law, for a medical or religious accommodation, or as otherwise required under applicable law.

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