Nexstar Media Group

  • Chief Photographer/Operations Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WTNH News 8/WCTX MyTV9 has an immediate opening for an experience Chief Photographer/ Operations Manager.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Chief Photographer/Operations Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Photography division and is responsible for the maintenance of all photography technology and equipment at the station.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:    

    • Manages all aspects of the Photography division.
    • Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the photographers.
    • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
    • Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station.
    • Manages the photographer staff, including coaching and development.
    • Assigns projects to staff and ensures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards.
    • Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots.
    • Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
    • Minimum five years’ experience as a photographer in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three years’ experience in a leadership role.
    • Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
    • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
    • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
    • Experience with video recording equipment and camera technology.
    • Experience with satellite trucks.
    • Significant experience evaluating, selecting and operating video recording equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Training/Equipment: Utilize state-of-the-art broadcast and digital technology.



    Physical Demands & Work Environment


    The Chief Photographer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Chief Photographer  must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. Some travel may be required.


    NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.




    WTNH is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


    News 8 WTNH/WCTX values the contribution of all of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check


    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

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