Chief Photojournalist – 13753

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




KREM 2 Media Group in Spokane, WA is looking for a Chief Photojournalist to join the news department’s leadership team. A successful candidate is someone who will be a mentor/resource to KREM’s MSJs and Photojournalists/Editors, be an integral part of the station’s big coverage plans, balance multiple projects, several deadlines, pay close attention to details, be a good communicator and uphold high journalistic standards to get our news on-air and to our digital platforms. This is an exempt/salary position that reports to the Assistant News Director.


  • Collaboratively develop and refine visual standard best practices, trainings and department workflows
  • Provide feedback and mentorship to team/direct reports on regular basis
  • Creative storytelling with the highest journalistic standards
  • Lead photojournalism team in planning and execution for special coverage (i.e. sweeps, elections, sports, community events and field anchoring)
  • Train new MSJs and Photojournalists/Editors on gear and systems specific to those jobs and let leadership know when those new team members are ready to work independently in the field
  • Be main person on content team to oversee satellite and microwave truck operations
  • Manage gear for MSJs and Photojournalists/Editors
  • Be main person on content team to oversee technology updates for MSJs and Photojournalists/Editors
  • Serve as liaison with KREM’s Operations Supervisor on status of station’s vehicle fleet
  • Maintain video archive system for content team
  • Be an active member of day-to-day content generation in the field
  • Be able to step in and help with show editing when needed
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Collaborate with fellow news leaders to celebrate team’s success and address performance concerns
  • Oversee scheduling for direct reports
  • Be part of team that sources candidates for open positions
  • Perform other tasks as required by leadership team




  • 5+ years experience required
  • College degree in relevant field and/or relevant training and certification history
  • Self-motivated leader with proven problem-solving abilities
  • Commitment to continuing to foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration and innovation
  • Keen knowledge and interest in emerging technologies and industry best practices
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to make quick, sound, ethical decisions while working under strict deadlines
  • Willingness to work overtime, flexible shifts, and holidays as needed
  • Strong computer skills in a mobile environment
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle high-profile projects with attention-to-detail
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor


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