NBC Universal News Field Photographer in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number 34595BR

Job Title News Field Photographer

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WMAQ

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Illinois

City Chicago


WSNS-TV, Telemundo Chicago, a Spanish language station owned by NBCUniversal, has an opportunity for an ENG News field photographer to join our award-winning broadcast and News operations. The field photographer will work closely with Broadcast operations management, On-Air Talent and other Newsroom personnel to gather high-quality and informative news stories with integrity and facts. Field photographers also work on other station projects as assigned.


  • Must join the NABET union if not a current member

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in News camera/field photography

  • Must be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of ENG field operations

  • Must be proficient working with both Adobe Premiere and Dalet systems

  • Must be able to operate a microwave/satellite news truck

  • Must have proficiencies in technologies such as MCDS, LiveU, Dejero, ASI conversion, fiber boxes and wireless cameras

  • Must be able to work weekends, longer hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines

  • Job requires the ability to perform well outdoors in all kinds of weather and with a high degree of self-sufficiency

  • Working knowledge of Spanish and English is requiredELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and able to drive without restrictions

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV and work samples online to be considered

Desired Characteristics

  • Must be an excellent photographer in Newsgathering, News production, station promotions and other general station projects as assigned

  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere is preferred

  • Able to also work independently and capture informative and reliable newsgathering pictures and audio for broadcast

  • Exceptional knowledge navigating the Internet and working with computers and digital equipment

  • Able to work efficiently under daily pressure and deadlines

  • Able to productively excel within a fast-paced and multi-cultural broadcast operations and local news team environment

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