- NewsNation Steadicam Operator

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NewsNation Steadicam Operator


NewsNation Steadicam Operator

• Intermediate Level


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.

Category Camera Crew  Camera Operators 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 22, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

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.

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