- Freelance Studio Camera Operator

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Freelance Studio Camera Operator


Freelance Studio Camera Operator

• Emerging Level


Weigel Broadcasting is in need of a freelance Studio Camera Operator responsible for operating a studio jib and or Steadicam camera. This opportunity is for someone that doesn't mind rolling up their sleeves and do something few have done before - launch a fast pace, high energy and brand new TV show.

Category Camera Operators 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 02, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Steadicam operator for assigned studio productions in our shows.
  • Lends creative input when necessary to enhance production.
  • Assist in any studio lighting changes or prop alterations as necessary.
  • Work with Stage Manager & other studio personnel to keep the studio clean and organized.
  • Shoot and edit video packages for air, using broadcast and DSLR cameras.   
  • Perform live shots.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a live or taped studio production in a fast-paced environment
  • Overall understanding and knowledge of studio-based productions
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs
  • Demonstrate a strong technical knowledge and application of camera related skills such as framing, movement, etc. to execute the content strategy for the creative vision
  • Work in collaboration with Producers and Directors to execute overall programming strategy
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during show tapings.
  • You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think quickly and communicate well
  • Flexible schedule.   Available to work weekends, nights and holidays.
Our Perks & Benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • HSA Plan
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays
  • Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave
  • Tax-free Transit
  • Discounted Parking Access
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Convenient access to highways and public transportation
  • One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Job Type Contract  Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day, Evening
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