Chief Videographer, News




WFIU/WTIU - Indiana Public Media



Department Information

Indiana University – Radio & Television Services, WTIU Public Television, and WFIU Public Radio serves south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio and television programs for local, state, and national distribution, as well as many non-broadcast productions for the university and community. For more information, visit our website here.

Job Summary

The Chief Videographer for News performs the following:

  • Utilizing HD cameras, video lighting, and audio setups, the Chief Videographer executes in-studio and field shoots. This includes single and multi-camera shoots.
  • Edits and delivers (through non-linear editing systems) finished HD video projects ready for broadcast in daily and weekly newscasts and for the web. Edits news clips including voiceovers, soundbites and packages for daily broadcast and online distribution.
  • Edits long-form and short-form documentaries and a range of feature-length broadcast segments.
  • Utilizes sound journalistic and storytelling principles to create stories for daily broadcast.
  • Manages and organizes news department video archive.
  • The Chief Videographer uses professional skills to design and implement appropriate videography and editing training for producers, journalists and student interns.
  • Works independently to create news stories for local, regional and national broadcast and other distribution avenues, using sound news judgment and storytelling techniques, including pacing, lighting, sound, framing, and blocking. The Chief Videographer will also solo on select assignments (research the subject, identify sources to interview, formulate questions, conduct interviews and write stories) for broadcast and online distribution.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, media, communications, or a related field and two years of professional experience in camera videography in a journalism related field.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Ability to work both independently and closely with other producers and journalists within a deadline driven production atmosphere. Ability to manage complex shooting and editing projects and digital workflow. Strong journalism and storytelling ability. Knowledge of broadcast-quality video cameras, lighting kits, and simple audio packages. Knowledge of Macintosh computers and Premier non-linear editing systems. Ability to manage and troubleshoot editing system parameters. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.

Working Conditions / Demands

Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment cases weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to remain stationary for up to three hours at a time. Ability to drive for long periods, up to five hours. Some on-call, evenings, and weekend work required.

Equipment utilized: broadcast quality video cameras, lighting kits, and simple audio packages. Macintosh computers and Premier non-linear editing systems. Occasional use of TV units for live feeds.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$35,000 – $38,000, based on experience and qualifications.

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 2PR

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

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