Full Time Job

Steadicam / Jib Operator, Per Diem


Chicago, IL 07-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WGN-TV and News Nation have an immediate opening for a Per Diem Steadicam/Jib operator to work in a dynamic broadcast environment. The successful candidate will be able to listen to director's commands and react swiftly and accurately. Responsible for correctly positioning and framing shots. Be able to make smooth on-air moves.


You must thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing collaborative environment with constant deadline pressure. Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.

Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up and maintaining of vests and jib.
Other engineering experience a plus in areas of audio, robotic camera.

A flexible work schedule is required, including early mornings, nights and weekends to meet the 24/7 operational needs.

• Five years of experience in professional live broadcast operations (radio/TV/cable) required.
• Experience running professional vest managed steadicam and jib cameras, a 40 pound weight minimum is a consideration for this role - Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs.
• 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.
• Must work well in a collaborative team environment.

The WGN-TV facility originates WGN-TV/Channel 9 as well as two national networks. This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends and holidays, along with overtime as situations demand.

The Chicago facility originates two national television networks and WGN-TV/Channel 9. This position is a Per Diem position which will require membership in IBEW.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzk8yq-3-235-227-117-42 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.