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Studio Camera Operator

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Lancaster, PA
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
2294
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Studio Camera Operator Jobs in Lancaster, PA

Studio Camera Operator

   
Job ID:
2294
Position Type:
Part-Time
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Lancaster, PA US
Station Name:
WGAL-TV

Job Description

WGAL-TV Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an opening for a production Studio Camera Operator who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player with strong interpersonal skills that works well under pressure. Ideal candidate will have working knowledge of broadcast production operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operation of television cameras for a live broadcast, teleprompter and other duties as assigned.
  • Interact with directors, producers and talent & must remain focused at all times.    
  • Operate television studio cameras in a live production setting.
  • Operate studio lights and change bulbs.
  • Operate Windows-based computer software.
  • Punctual attendance for shifts that can start as early as 4am.
  • Work weekends and holidays as necessary, in support of our 24/7 broadcast operations.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of robotic camera operation and audio is highly desirable
  • Ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise on air is necessary.
  • Knowledge of studio lighting.
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 15 feet and the ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Can work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Must be an effective communicator and team-worker, able to work cooperatively with others, sometimes in stressful situations.
  • Ability to follow instructions quickly and accurately, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work from a standing position for a 3-4 hour period.

Education:

  • College graduates with a communications degree preferred or equivalent work experience 
  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.

Required Experience

  • Experience operating professional video cameras in live production is desirable.
  • Experience using Windows-based computer software.
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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