Commercial Photographer (WNYT, Production)

POSTING DATE: December 05, 2018       
JOB#: 24-18
JOB TITLE: Commercial Photographer           
COMPANY: WNYT, Production

Monday-Friday, Weekends as needed

STATUS: Full Time, Hourly
  • College Degree in Production, Communications, Marketing or Broadcast related field preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills are required. Ability to share specific job related knowledge in a way that is understandable to others.
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum 2-4 years of experience working in a production environment.
  • Avid and Photoshop experience a plus.
  • Proficient in three-point lighting techniques and experience setting up lights and stands on location.  Knowledge of lighting for green screen and how to shoot subjects on a green screen to ensure proper keying.
  • Must have experience shooting with professional video cameras, and wireless audio gear.
  • Must be skilled at capturing quality audio and video.
  • Must be highly creative.
  • While work hours are generally stable, must be willing to be flexible with schedule to accommodate client production needs.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet short deadlines.
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving history required as determined by the Company.

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for shooting and lighting commercials and promos for broadcast television.  Some editing of promotion and commercial production.

  1. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:  Shoot and light commercials, promotional spots and long form video. The job will be 40 hours per week with possible overtime.  Scheduled hours and days of the week may vary.
  2. Looks for ways to expand current skills and abilities; takes initiative to learn new tasks and duties and keeps up to date with new technology.
  3. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others.  Builds effective working relationships with co-workers in same and different departments, customers, vendors and the general public. Act in a professional manner.
  4. Acts with a positive attitude.
  5. Other duties as assigned.
  6. Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours. 

Must be able to work in areas and conditions that can be noisy, has many distractions, and on occasion in extreme weather conditions (heat and cold).  Must also be able to work quietly during live broadcasts and tapings.  Listens to and responds verbally in English to others in person and over headsets.  Must have manual dexterity to operate camera, computers and studio equipment.  Frequent reaching, stretching, twisting and bending. Stands and sits for long periods of time.  Pushes and pulls equipment on a regular basis. Work under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.  Must be able to lift, carry and move with up to 20 lbs.  Must be able to climb a ladder while carrying up to 20 lbs.  The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. 

Working Environment

Works in professional, busy, collaborative team environment with a number of members. 

Job# 24-18
Albany, NY
No Telephone Calls Please