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Cox Media Group

Seattle, WA
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Photojournalist
JobID: 1711236
Category: Photography and Videography
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time


The Photojournalist is an experienced video photographer who excels at storytelling through outstanding visuals and audio and is able to provide strong live coverage.  They should have the skills to occasionally perform duties of a Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ).  They should have creative skills, technical knowledge and experience using broadcast photographer equipment. The ideal applicant will also have broadcast writing skills and presentation skills.

Photojournalists should use social media platforms fluently and have a solid understanding of streaming technologies.  They must also be able to embrace other technologies as they develop.

Primary Functions
  • Provides strong live coverage.
  • Excels at storytelling through outstanding visuals and audio.
  • Possesses accomplished skills in News Photography, lighting, audio and remote broadcast concepts.
  • Maintains proficient non-linear video editing skills.
  • Understands a story's focus, pursuing outstanding visuals and sound in order to tell the story.
  • Uses social media platforms fluently and in accordance with KIRO procedures and strategy. 
  • Have a strong understanding of streaming technologies as they apply to streaming back live video from the field.
  • Post story updates to social media platforms are they develop stories.
  • Embraces digital technologies as they develop.
  • Write and MMJ for broadcast and/or digital.  MMJ duties include shooting, editing, writing, and voicing a story.
  • Supports the KIRO Mission and Values Statements and to represent KIRO in a highly professional manner.
  • Collaborates with other KIRO employees in a professional, positive and helpful manner so as to ensure an efficient workflow.
  • Is accountable for assigned equipment and its state of readiness.
  • Operates KIRO’s remote broadcast equipment, including, but not limited to, ENG vans, microwave systems and satellite uplinks.
  • Is conversant with nationally recognized standards for photojournalistic ethics.
  • Strives for self-improvement through professional and personal training.
  • Maintains knowledge of regional geography and current events and people in the news.
  • Maintains a basic understanding of Newsroom computer systems and KIRO voice mail and data systems.
  • Alerts KIRO News Director regarding any news coverage or situation that may cause problems for KIRO legally, corporately or in the community.
  • Consistently displays professional conduct and dress, adhering to KIRO standards. 
  • Attends all training sessions as requested.
  • Completes specific tasks as requested by the News Operations Manager or other news manager.
  • Maintains a valid Washington State driver’s license and clean driving record.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years of television newscast experience as a photographer on daily newsgathering assignment in the field with and without a reporter
  • Has the skills of a journalist: the ability to ask pertinent questions and to act independently when necessary and appropriate.
  • Creative skills, technical knowledge and experience using broadcast photography equipment. 
  • Proficient at shooting, editing, and using ENG transmission equipment.
  • Experience with Avid Media Composer and Newscutter preferred.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively as a member of a reporter/photographer team under deadline pressure. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Skills as a Multi Media Journalist or MMJ: Have the ability to shoot, edit, write, and voice a story.
  • Broadcast writing skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to present self-generated stories in live and edited video formats.
  • High familiarity with social media platforms and how these platforms are used in a newsroom environment.

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-WA-Seattle-2807 3rd Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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