Full Time Job

Camera Operator


Erie, PA 07-29-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Entry level position responsible for operating studio camera, audio board or graphics computers during live newscasts and taped segments. This position will focus on camera operation with the opportunity to train on audio board and graphic computer once proficiency is achieved on camera. Additional skills = more hours.
• Adjusts positions and controls of cameras as requested by the director
• Operates studio cameras during live broadcasts
• Confers with directors and other crew members to discuss sequences and camera movements
• Performs light housekeeping duties to prep sets for broadcast
• Checks and replaces batteries in studio headsets and microphones as necessary
• Places and removes teleprompter pedal and cables as needed before and after newscasts
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Requirements & Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Proficiency with computers and other office equipment
• Punctuality
• Reliable transportation
• Regularly scheduled shifts will be Thursday and Friday, 4:15p-6:45p and 9:15p-11:45p, and Saturday and Sunday 5p-7p and 9:15p-11:45p. Training period will include additional hours until proficiency is achieved (usually takes 2 weeks)
• Will occasionally be asked to cover other shifts

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Production Assistant must be able to stand, sit, reach, use electronic mail, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, and make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Production Assistant must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.

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.
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