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Investigative Photographer/Editor & Producer

11382

Fort Worth, TX, US, 76103

Production
Fort Worth
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  

 

Put your creative, visual stamp on investigative stories that will be seen in major markets across the nation! CBS Television Stations is seeking an Investigative Photographer/Editor & Producer whose primary focus will be shooting, editing and helping produce impactful investigative stories of national importance that are localized for multiple markets, with compelling storytelling and innovative, multiplatform delivery. They will belong to a specialized investigative unit inside the CTS Innovation Lab, which experiments with next-generation storytelling, and tests new products, workflows and production models for the future. The investigative unit will collaborate with the group’s news, investigative and special projects teams, while also collaborating across CBS News and Stations’ platforms.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shoot and edit video, photographs and other visuals to create investigative packages and story elements for multiplatform reporting and marketing.
  • Organize, archive and ensure safekeeping of video assets. Facilitate sharing of video between story collaborators, stations and network.
  • Help to ideate, research and build investigative stories with consistent frequency and impact for the newscasts, specials, streams, websites and apps of CBS News and Stations.
  • Assist with vetting tips and story ideas to identify and prioritize original, timely and topical investigative stories with broad value to the audience.
  • Urgently develop and implement investigative angles to elevate breaking news coverage.
  • Efficiently maximize newsgathering and investigative tactics to obtain information and story elements, such as developing relationships, cultivating sources, strategically landing interviews, navigating open records laws and using computer-assisted reporting techniques.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with respect and candor, and maintain highly collaborative, productive working environments and relationships with management and news personnel. Represent company professionally at all times in public interactions.
  • Work closely with management, producers and legal counsel in crafting accurate, well-documented, bulletproof stories.
  • Maintain all company-issued technology, equipment and vehicles, and initiate troubleshooting/repairs with urgency.
  • Shoot and edit from various locations as needed for the gathering and presentation of stories. Assists in researching and coordinating travel arrangements.
  • Must be willing to work an unpredictable and adaptable schedule as assigned.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must provide reel demonstrating expert videography, photography and editing skills.
  • 5+ years’ experience as investigative photographer in a medium to large market.
  • Track record of investigative content that leads to accountability, change and broad recognition, as well as audience growth and brand definition.
  • Advanced skills required with video editing software such as Media Composer, Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Additional expertise required with graphic design and video effects, using like After Effects or similar.
  • Working knowledge of file-based video transfer software and bonded cellular transmit units such as LiveU, TVU or similar.
  • Advanced technical troubleshooting skills required.
  • Must be physically able to carry, shoulder and shoot with a broadcast ENG camera (25 lbs. or more) as well as carry necessary equipment (tripod, lights, microphones, etc.).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Journalism or related degree preferred.

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas