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Responsibilities: Servicing everything from general news to magazine shows and documentaries, CGTN America’s award-winning photojournalists approach every shoot with a creative eye and attention to detail.

Whether live shots at the White House or a photo essay in Cuba, our storytellers capture images that tell international stories to a global audience. Assignments always vary; from think-tanks in D.C. to international events like UNGA, G20 and AIPAC.

Work in hostile environments is a possibility as is breaking news situations. Most travel is within the U.S. but some international trips are needed.

Standard equipment includes Sony PDW-700, Canon 5D, Litepanels, and Adobe Premiere. Staff photographer/editors work under the Chief Photographer and report to the Director of News Gathering in Washington D.C.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • A sudden deployment to breaking news is also a necessity
  • In addition to superb lighting and stellar shooting, exceptional editing is just as important
  • He or she must be able to succeed under the pressure of live television news production
  • Must have a clean driving record and be physically fit enough to transport industry-standard video and lighting equipment
  • A positive, enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work in a diverse, international newsroom is a must

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years ENG experience as shooter/field camera/editor
  • University degree in broadcast journalism
  • Requires a flexible schedule and should be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when needed/assigned
  • Non- linear editing (NLE) experience a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with multi-camera lighting
  • Demonstrated ability with Premiere or similar NLE
  • Familiarity with DSLR and full frame cameras
  • Facilitating live shots through various forms of transmission (TVU, BGAN, satellite partners, etc.)
  • Knowledge and interest in international news with ability to understand different perspectives and experience working in a diverse, multicultural newsroom

Desired Characteristics:

  • Interest in China and Asia-Pacific a plus



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