How to Apply

Send application and resume with cover letter along with any other required materials to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 14190
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
~or~ Deliver in-person to OETA's main offices at 7403 N. Kelley Ave. in Oklahoma City.




ISSUED:                     April 15, 2014

CLOSE:                      Until Filled


The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority announces the opening of the full-time position titled NEWS PHOTOJOURNALIST located in the News/Public Affairs Department in Oklahoma City.  The most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.



This position is primarily responsible for working with a reporter and producer to provide video stories, including long-form, in-depth pieces, for the weekly statewide news program, the Oklahoma News Report (ONR). Duties include:

  • Operate ENG cameras (Sony XD-Cam) and non-linear editing equipment (Avid);
  • Work closely with reporters to coordinate visual and verbal story content;
  • Maintain equipment in proper working condition;
  • Other news and public affairs duties, as assigned, including operating studio cameras, in studio and on location, and working on other news and public affairs programs; and
  • Editing of own work and that of others; and newsgathering.  Projected work assignments will require some in-state and occasional overnight travel. Expenses will be reimbursed at rates provided by Oklahoma Law.



  • Successful completion of formal education in photojournalism or cinematography preferred.
  • Work experience with ENG video recording equipment required, with preference for candidates with Sony XD Cam experience.
  • Experience with Avid non-linear editing system or other non-linear system required.
  • Extensive work experience with specified or related equipment may be substituted for formal education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of visual news storytelling and how stories are produced with effective pictures, lighting, and audio.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a reporter to create professional-quality news, issue and special interest stories for a statewide audience.
  • Knowledge of Oklahoma politics, laws, economy, geography, history and interests will be helpful.
  • Successful candidates must:
    • Have computer skills.
    • Be able to lift up to 50lbs and have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
    • Be able to do field photography and reporting that requires mobility in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations, where the employee will be exposed to the prevalent weather conditions and terrain.
    • Be able to travel long distances around the state, in state vehicle and meet deadlines.
    • Be able to work outside regular work hours, as needed, from time to time.



Salary range: $27,730-$29,730. A generous benefit package including health, leave, retirement plus much more is included.


HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, application and resume to OETA, Human Resources, P.O. Box 14190, Oklahoma City, OK  73113, (405) 848-8501. Applications can be downloaded from www.oeta.tv or in person at 7403 N Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City.

Download OETA Application for Employment:
NOTE: OETA does not accept application forms by e-mail. Only signed and dated applications will be accepted.

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January 30, 2014
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Our hiring policy is simple:


This company hires lawful workers only – U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization – without discrimination.

Federal immigration law requires all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

In its efforts to meet the law’s requirements, this company is participating in the Basic Pilot program established by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Our participation in the pilot program does not exempt us from the obligation to complete a Form I-9 for everyone we hire.

For additional information on the verification program contact the:
Department of Homeland Security
111 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone (888) 464-4218

Nuestra póliza de empleo es simple:


Sin disriminación, esta compañia emplea solamente trabajadores legales – ciudadanos o nacionales de los Estados Unidos y extranjeros con autorización de trabajo.

La Ley Federal de Inmigración y Nacionalidad requiere que todas las empresas verifiquen la identidad y elegibilidad de las personas que buscan empleo en los Estados Unidos.

En su esfuerzo de cumplir los requisitos de la Ley, esta compañia participa en un programa Piloto Básico de verificación de empleo, establecido por El Departmento de Seguirdad Nacional (DHS) en conjunto con la Administración de Seguro Social en esta forma los empleadores, verificaran la elegibilidad de todos los nuevos aplicantes. Nuestra participación en este programa piloto, hace que no exista ningun tipo de excepción en la Ley, tenemos la obligación de completar el formulario I-9 para toda persona que nostros empleamos.

Para mayor información de este programa de verificaión, puede usted comunicarse:
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)Program
Washington, DC 20529
Phone (888) 464-4218

If you have any questions please call (405) 848-8501 or 1-800-879-6382