Video Editor/Photographer

Hearst Communications, Inc.

Salinas, CA

KSBW-TV/ ccABC / Estrella, part of Hearst Television, has an opening for a self-motivated individual who wants to win each day. We are seeking a videographer with the ability to capture the essence of what’s happening in the field, and then bring it vividly into the homes of our viewers. We are also seeking an editor who can simultaneously coordinate feeds, edit with both the eye and ear in mind, and coordinate content elements for multiple shows.  This member of our team will spend several hours each day editing for newscasts and several hours each day out in the field shooting video, editing, and executing live shots for stories. The winning candidate is also tech savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of our medium. You must be able to shoot on Sony XD Cam, GoPro, on laptop computer and iPhone, and edit in Adobe Premiere and utilize the ENG, SNG, and wireless data to feed completed work to the station. Excellent editing skills, exceptional time-management abilities, effective communication style, organization, and knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Precis, ABC and CNN platforms are critical. An excellent eye for video and the highest journalistic standards are a must. If you are quick acting, quicker thinking, and technically savvy, we want you working in our newsroom.   

 Job Responsibilities:  

  • Shooting video and editing of VOs, VO-SOTs and packages for Broadcast Air and On-line postings 
  • Working with the Assignment Desk and Reporters to cover daily stories. 
  • Gathers video and still pictures for digital platforms 
  • Working with reporters and producers to ensure the best content and facts are gathered. 
  • Working with producers to ensure their creative vision is executed with vivid video and natural sound. 
  • Communicating and coordinating incoming video elements from crews in the field. 
  • Can work with catalog systems to record and locate necessary video. 
  • Will produce and publish content to our online platforms 

Experience Requirements: 

  • Must have computer and software experience. 
  • Previous newsroom experience preferred. 
  • Related military experience will be considered.       

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Can easily carry up to 50 pounds of equipment 
  • Efficient Operation on ENG trucks 
  • Can work in all weather conditions 
  • Can operate large vehicles, must have a valid driver’s license and a near-perfect driving record 
  • Exceptional ability to operate digital editing tools 
  • Can organize and prioritize 
  • Must be a self-starter - someone who doesn’t wait to be told what to do 
  • Ability to work under pressure, making quick decisions  
  • Bilingual a Plus


  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

The estimated base salary range for this role is between $42,000 and $45,000. The actual base pay offered is dependent upon many factors, such as transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands and conditions, including geographic location where the work will be performed, and other factors permitted by law. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

About Hearst Television

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.