NewsNation is currently searching for a full-time Steadicam Operator for our national newscasts, based in our flagship Chicago studios, with the opportunity for full-time staff positions as operations expand.
Greater Chicago Area
Sep 22, 2022
This opportunity is for someone that doesn't mind rolling up their sleeves and do something few have done before – launch a new 24-hour news network.
- The successful candidate will be able to listen to director’s commands and react swiftly and accurately for correctly positioning and framing shots.
- Must be able to make smooth on-air moves.
- Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up and troubleshooting the Steadicam system, 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.
- Five plus (5+) years’ experience running professional vest managed steadicam 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 ENPS newsroom system.
- Must be self-sufficient and have a “press-on-regardless” attitude.
- This is a full-time position which will require membership in IBEW.