Part Time Job

Steadicam Operator


Chicago, IL 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation Steadicam Operator

NewsNation is a national news cable network currently reaching approximately 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 Steadicam/Jib Operator for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago headquarters.

• 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.
• Must be able to make smooth on-air moves.
• Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up programming and troubleshooting the Steadicam & jib systems 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 & jib 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 common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Must be self-sufficient and have a ''press-on-regardless'' attitude.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz0j22-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

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.