According to their website they are coming this fall and with the move they are looking to hire some TV Professionals to run the show. They have several jobs posted from News Manager at the top of the list down to News Photographer at the bottom.
Why the bottom? That bugs me.
(Quick RANT here) Without the Photog there is NO TV! Period....You can hire all the reporters and producers you want (listed above the Photog in Jobs posting) and you just get radio, or maybe a website. (End RANT)
Anyway, I've seen a lot of TV job postings with varying amounts of descriptions but the one for the News 14 positions are quite detailed.
Take for instance the "Photographer/ENG Tech" listing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :• Shoots professional, top-quality video for on-scenes, packages, VOs and VOSOTs. Conduct interviews for sound when needed. 60% • Skillfully edit any story assigned for TV newscast including VOs, VOSOTs, and packages either in the field or on Newsbytes. Thorough knowledge of TV News video storytelling and editing techniques required. 20% • Write succinct, accurate, informative television news stories in ENPS. 20% • Aptitude and ability to train for operation of SNG/ENG live trucks for live reports, events, press conferences or breaking news events. Sets up live shots and operates camera during live events. • Performs other duties as assigned.
That's a pretty standard account of what our job can involve on any given day. But in their listing there's more....
JOB DIMENSIONS: Must have valid NC driver's license and a safe driving record. Responsible for the safe operation of the Satellite/Microwave truck, cameras and gear. Observes and enforces all safety and FCC rules and regulations to assure safe and appropriate operation of LIVE trucks. Responsible for checking out gear at the beginning of shift and checking gear in at the end of the shift. Responsible for reporting any malfunctions or technical issues with gear and equipment.REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE : Previous experience shooting video in a TV news environment. Non linear editing experience
Yeah we do all that...But they go the extra mile and list their physical requirements....
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS : Lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds. Sitting, standing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stooping, handling, fingering, pushing and pulling. Works inside and outside throughout the year and may be exposed to extreme weather
100 pounds, is that all? Oh, Yeah....that's about it. Not very often really.
But now that you've read this description of my job you'll know that if your looking for me, you might find me inside, crouching and reaching for something to handle or finger while pushing and pulling then kneeling before standing to lift it up take it outside and stooping to let it down.
Or something like that.