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Chief Photographer

  • Full Time
  • Paducah, KY
  • Minimum Education Required: N/A
  • Minimum Experience Required: 0-3 Years


WPSD LOCAL6, the NBC affiliate in the 84th market seeks a Chief Photographer.  The successful applicant will be a top quality photojournalist and respected manager with a track record of developing excellent news photographers, editors and MMJs.    We are looking for a manager who leads by example.  Our current Chief is retiring after 37 years and there are big shoes to fill.

The Chief is responsible for video quality control of our content, maintaining our equipment and fleet, archiving and edit systems, scheduling photographers and editors, and working with our vendors, suppliers and customer support.  The Chief is the technical point of contact for news special projects events and will work closely with the Chief Engineer and Operations Manager.

You are the right fit for this job if you are an idea person, self-starter and ready to work in a high energy, competitive environment, helping produce content for multiple platforms.

You can shoot, handle live shots with backpacks or microwave.  You are qualified as a drone pilot and have experience training others in their use, know social media best practices and are a team player. You are a compelling storyteller and considered the best shooter and editor among your peers.

We have the tools you need to be successful, including talented photographers, multiple live backpacks, a drone and traditional live truck.

College degree preferred.  Previous experience as Chief also preferred.

Application Instructions:
Send cover letter, resume and video link to Perry Boxx, News Director at

To apply for this job email your details to

Listing Expires: February 2, 2022
Major(s): Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology