WCIU is looking for an an enthusiastic and creative videographer/video editor to add to their Local Programming Team.
A visual storyteller who can combine video and sound to effectively drive home a story. The right candidate is an innovative videographer with an expert understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and has a strong passion for shooting and editing long formatted packages. We are looking for someone who relishes feedback, and wants to grow and tackle new challenges.
Experience with DSLR cameras, drones and iPhone video preferred.
Knowledge of lighting techniques for live shots and interviews.
Work daily as a storyteller collaborating with reporters and producers to execute creative concept for story.
Open to learning how to write copy, captions or headlines to contribute to our digital platforms
Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Premier non-linear editing is preferred.
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Five years of experience as a photographer and editor, preferably in a top 20 market.
Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable
Strong non-linear editing background, including Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere & After Effects) is a plus
Valid Illinois drivers license
Drone ENG experience with FAA Part 107 certification a plus
Strong computer skills
Spanish fluency is a plus.
Ability to work under deadline pressure
Physical ability to carry and manipulate at least 30lbs of gear, set up and breakdown broadcast production equipment, whether alone or as part of a team, and on tight deadlines.
Capable of driving company vehicles in all conditions and on potentially long (3 to 4 hour) drives to and from assignments.
Flexibility regarding assigned work schedule, including the potential of regular shifts that involve weekends and/or late nights and/or overnights.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package
Long Term Disability Insurance
401k with Company Match
Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave
Discounted Parking Access
Gym Membership Discount
Convenient access to highways and public transportation
One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row
Candidates can apply here.