Chief Photojournalist

Chief Photojournalist




WHAS11 is seeking a passionate Chief Photojournalist to lead our team to visual excellence across all platforms.



This dynamic leader will oversee our team of photojournalists and editors, as well as work with all content creators to tell emotional and memorable stories.

This chief needs to push innovation, constantly looking for the newest tools and methods to tell stories that resonate with our audience. He or she needs to be detail-oriented, able to track equipment and hold the team accountable to a high level of excellence. Mentoring will be a primary responsibility of this position, and a “coaching not fixing” approach will be needed.

Knowledge and experience with television news photography, technical knowledge of ENG vehicles and editing is a must. Along with daily news gathering, the Chief Photojournalist will partner with news managers in recruiting and training the entire news staff.

In this role you will:

Manage the Photojournalist and editor scheduling to ensure that there is appropriate coverage to support the needs of the Newsroom across all platforms
Responsible for approving all your employee timecards within the allotted timeframe and approve all time off requests within a timely manner.
Must be professional, organized and highly motivated
Must be able to obtain a driver's license
Must have and maintain a good driving record and a valid driver's license at all times
Shooting stories as needed as a photojournalist
Sourcing and recruiting candidates for open positions
Coaching content creators in their professional development and training in emerging platforms
Ordering/Maintaining photography supplies
Helping plan and develop shooting plans for large scale station project
Manage and address any performance, attendance or other related employee issues as they arise.
Write and conduct annual performance reviews

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.


BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field preferred
5-7 years of experience preferred
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems highly desirable
Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills preferred
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics preferred
SNG experience is highly desirable
Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable
Passionate about being a strong leader
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and fast-paced changing events


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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