Thursday, January 1, 2009

5 Jobs for the Price of 1

Wonder what a videojournalist does? Here's an actual job description from a current help-wanted posting for a Texas media outlet:

Responsibilities include: Strong reporting skills and solid news writing. Skilled digital news photographer and familiarity with non-linear editing.

Requirements: Prior experience in a television news environment. DVC-Pro and professional non-linear editing equipment operation knowledge and experience preferred. Required to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary. Be able to work under deadline pressures. Must be able to lift and/or carry and manage news photography and lighting equipment.

In short, you've got to be able to do the work of five people: report, write, shoot, edit -- and shlep. And never stop.

Welcome to 2009!

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