Full Time Job

Robotic Camera Operator


New York, NY 05-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Who we are:

NewsNation is a national news cable network currently reaching 75 million television households across the United States. The network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group (NXST).

NewsNation is currently searching for a part-time Robotic Camera Operator for our national newscasts, based in our new New York studios, with the opportunity for full-time staff positions as operations expand.

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 including the x/y axis and for camera ''shading'' and color correction for multiple cameras in multiple locations.
• Must be able to make smooth on-air moves.
• Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news broadcasts.
• Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including programming and troubleshooting the robotics system.
• 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.
• All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.

• Five (5) years of experience in professional live broadcast operations (radio/TV/cable) running professional robotic video cameras required.
• This position requires correct evaluation of picture color and tone. The ability to distinguish colors is critical.
• 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.
• Other engineering/operating experience in areas of Steadicam, audio, or transmission is a plus.
• Must work well in a collaborative team environment and be able to multitask.
• Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field preferred.

Hourly Rate: $55-65

This position is a part-time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1my5e-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $55.00 to $65.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.