I may be up for the chief job at my shop. What is a reasonable amount to ask for pay to be a chief? I am in a top 15 market.
I'm not aware of any decent sized market that doesn't have a chief. Some are even making them "director of photography" ... not sure what that actually entails as a job description, but I'd imagine it's the same thing. All four stations in Las Vegas still have chiefs and I'm not sure how any with a staff of 12 or more would be able to get by without one.WOW!! Do stations still have chief Photogs??
While I can't speak for anyone other than myself, our photog staff's part in the newscasts looks nothing like you describe. The standards are high and they are almost always met and usually exceeded. I provide them the best gear and they give me their best effort every day. I am a shooting chief and am not able to see every second of our news, I see a lot and many times, I am impressed.That's why I am so surprised that TV stations still have chief photogs.
Again not all but most TV news looks like crap. So who is overseeing the product of stations that still have chief photogs???