Job Description:

Senior Photojournalist

Denver, Colorado

 

Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. (RMPM) is the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop. Over a million Coloradans turn to Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop to discover provocative and inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities every month.

The role of the journalist has changed and so has local journalism. Some people are giving up. We hear you.

We're looking for an experienced photojournalist to join our team to do meaningful work as a public media journalist with strong connections to the community. We want you to join a team working to make sure everyone in Colorado is seen and heard.

We are looking for a smart, curious, creative, and experienced Senior Photojournalist at Rocky Mountain Public Media. This position maintains strong connections in the local community and creates informative community content. The position requires cultivating contacts with Colorado communities. The Photojournalist creates an open door for people to share their stories and has the skills to bring those stories to multiple platforms.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for daily production of responsive content and special project work when required.
  • Shoots, edits, and/or writes content for multiple platforms of RMPM to help further the mission of creating a Colorado where everyone is seen and heard.
  • Mentors and trains multimedia journalists
  • Engages with communities in Colorado to create an open door for content. Meet with community leaders to listen to and hear story ideas. Represents RMPM at community events.
  • Uses solid news judgment with the ability to see and recognize stories.
  • Actively participates in RMPM's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training program. Uses key standards and teachings of DEI training when producing daily responsive content generation.
  • Shoots and edits stories and full programs when necessary while following PBS, NPR, and FCC technical standards.
  • Assists with acquisition of intellectual property licenses and other necessary rights and releases.
  • Vets all story resources with industry-standard or greater editorial integrity.
  • Works closely with content team and regional producers on special projects on all stages of the production process from story development through post-production.
  • Other tasks as assigned and/or required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with strong evidence of achievement is preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in journalism or related field
  • Must possess strong experience and skills with video producing abilities (editing and shooting)
  • Newsroom leadership experience preferred
  • Strong research skills and experience.
  • Strong experience with digital/social platforms is required.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

  • Must be able to work both independently and as a collaborative and productive team member.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally and productively with persons at all levels.
  • Must possess exceptional time management, decision making and organizational skills.
  • A drone license and/or experience is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable MVR; must be insurable for driving station vehicles.

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Persons interested in this position must apply at https://www.rmpbs.org/about/jobs/ Please submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
  2. A resume detailing education, training, and employment experience.
  3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.

Position will be posted until filled. No phone calls please. KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position works primarily remotely, in-office, and in community environments. This position must be able to work a flexible schedule with occasional odd hours including some evenings and weekends. Must be able to travel throughout the state and beyond. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The position requires the ability to lift and carry event equipment up to 50 lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EEO STATEMENT: Rocky Mountain Public Media embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. As such, Rocky Mountain Public Media does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://rmpbs.isolvedhire.com/jobs/711934-43010.html

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://rmpbs.isolvedhire.com/jobs/711934-43010.html

Minimum Salary: 
$70,000.00
Maximum Salary: 
$80,000.00