- NABET Camera Operator, NBC News Field Ops

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NABET Camera Operator, NBC News Field Ops


NABET Camera Operator, NBC News Field Ops

• Intermediate Level


NBC News is seeking a NABET camera person to assist with our daily newsgathering operations and special projects.

Category Camera Operators 
Location Greater Chicago Area, Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 07, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

This candidate will be expected to perform multiple field and technical duties, including multicamera remote production, producing and field editing.  One-person crew operations (video/sound) will also be required. A successful candidate must be a clear thinker and effective leader.

-Deploy, operate and maintain cameras, along with batteries and chargers
-Deploy, operate and maintain Live U and digital satellite laptop IP systems in both urban and rural settings worldwide.
-Deploy, operate and maintain compliment of portable lighting equipment to include LED, Incandescent, and fluorescent fixtures, stands, extension arms, silks, scrims and flags.
-Design, plan, implement and manage the appropriate technical infrastructures at remote television productions consistent with budgetary guidelines.

This is a NABET position. Candidate must be willing to join NABET if not already a member.

This position is located in Chicago and Dallas locations, and is expected to work weekends.


-Must have 5+ years major market experience in shooting news and feature programming productions
-Must have experience in satellite telephone operation, store and forward video, and live field production
-Strong NLE skills necessary in both field situation and bureau work.
- Previous ability and experience to accurately assess risk levels in remote locations and establish sound safety parameters for all new personnel operating there.
- Previous experience in the operation of SD and HD digital camcorders, portable lighting systems, RF audio system operation, transmission and sound mixing required.
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
- Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news.
- Must be willing to travel, often times with short notice. - This may also include travel overseas to areas of hostile conflict as well as natural disasters, protests, etc. HEAT and situation awareness training desired.
- Valid Drone license desired.
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
- Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.

Desired Characteristics

• Someone with creativity, demonstrated leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Can work independently and react quickly to challenging situations, using good news judgment.
• Previous experience with a stedicam and/or jimmy-jib is preferable, but not required.
• Someone with a passion for news and journalistic prowess.

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