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Broadcast Freelance MMJ – KBTC-TV – Seattle, WA

Company: KBTC-TV

Address: Seattle, WA

  • Full Time


KBTC Public Television’s award-winning weekly public affairs program is looking for a contributing freelance multi-media-journalist whose specialty is shooting, writing and editing compelling 3-6-minute field pieces that tell a story in a visually interesting and heartfelt way.   

This. Is. Journalism.

This work pays $100/hr. with a ten-hour limit on each assignment. You provide your own gear and editing and are ready to deliver finished ProRes 422 files that spec for broadcast via FTP and are suitable for air in the nation’s 12th largest media market.  

You should be comfortable with getting an assignment, conducting some topical research, finding characters, booking interviews, shooting, editing and delivering air-ready finished pieces that meet the highest standards of journalistic fairness and accuracy. This opportunity involves covering issues and is not feature-oriented.  

You’re a seasoned and professional storyteller with at least five years of mid-to-large market newsroom or public affairs experience whose work demonstrates expertise, and the ability to go into the field, think and enterprise around obstacles and come back with a compelling ENG package that is on topic, on tone, and on time.    

Your reel must also demonstrate deep technical proficiency as a videographer and editor including the ability to tell stories through people, build match cut sequences, leverage the power of natural sound, conduct interviews that yield compelling comments, wow the viewer with a creative visual style, delivery technically excellent video quality, manipulate depth-of-field in-camera to guide viewer attention, and record flawless sound.

Deadlines could be as short as four days, or as long as two weeks depending on the needs of the program.  

This is a great opportunity to tell some interesting stories and provide the “setup” for the discussion on Northwest Now – KBTC’s Emmy Award winning public affairs program that airs Friday nights at 7:30.

If you are a reporter or videographer and need a team-mate, this opportunity is available to you as well, but the freelancer will be responsible for finding and paying their missing piece with reels and resumes required from both.

This is a telecommute job: You do need to come to the station to be assigned, turn a piece, and feed it back – although we’d be happy to see you once you’re contributing of course.

Send your resume and links.

Job Type: Contract

Pay: $100.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Contractors are responsible for their own COVID-19 protocols. The expectation is field shoots. ZOOM interviews must be approved by the managing editor on a case-by-case basis.


  • Broadcast TV news: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Seattle, WA (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

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