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STEADICAM/JIB OPERATOR

Summary

NewsNation is currently searching for a Steadicam/Jib Operator for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago headquarters.

Category Camera Operators  Live Event / On Location Services 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 01, 2024
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

NewsNation is currently searching for a Steadicam/Jib Operator for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago headquarters.

Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will be able to listen to director’s commands and react swiftly and accurately for correctly positioning and framing shots including the x/y axis and for camera “shading” and color correction for multiple cameras.
  • Must be able to make smooth on-air moves.
  • Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up programming and troubleshooting the Steadicam & jib systems and maintenance of vests and related equipment. 
  • May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
  • Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team. Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.
  • All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.
Qualifications:
  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience running professional vest managed steadicam & jib cameras, in professional live television broadcast operations required.  
  • A 40-pound weight minimum is a consideration for this role - Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs 
  • Other engineering experience in areas of robotic camera operation a plus
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be self-sufficient and have a “press-on-regardless” attitude.
This position is a full-time staff position which will require membership in IBEW. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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