Nexstar Media Group

  • Chief Photographer

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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

    The Chief Photographer 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 and Responsibilities

    • Manages all aspects of the Photography division
    • Plans and manages training and on call for news
    • Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
    • Manages the photography staff, including coaching and development
    • Assigns projects to staff and ensures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards
    • Assures that logistics and shot requirements meet established standards
    • Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots
    • Shoots and edits content for on-air and digital
    • Produce content for multiple platforms:  internet, mobile
    • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
    • Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
    • Knowledge of small tech and digital video equipment
    • 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



    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 near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Chief Photographer I 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.




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