Senior Cameraman, News

Al Jazeera English, NEW YORK, New York

Date PostedAugust 01, 2018
IndustryTV Jobs
SpecialtyNational/World News
Job StatusFull-time

Al Jazeera is the most exciting 24-hour English language news channel in the world – with a growing audience in the Americas. We have immediate openings for Senior Cameramen in our New York, NY Bureau.

The Senior Cameraman is responsible for the acquisition of news and programmes footage on location using ENG camera, sound, lighting and edit equipment. S/he will be required to:

  • Be fully versed in field news gathering operations.
  • Deliver high quality, well-crafted packages from the field, that show initiative and imagination.
  • Archive shot material and maintain the video library in their respective bureaus.
  • Consistently send the best rushes after every shoot, to Doha for archiving purposes
  • Work closely with editorial field teams to deliver high quality live and recorded material from the field
  • Be an integral part of the editorial team; contribute ideas and suggestions that will make packages better visually.
  • Meet editorial deadlines for delivery of edited packages from the field
  • Assist editorial staff with the pre-planning of news and programmes events
  • Maintain equipment; make sure it is always looked after. Report technical problems and issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist with development of new technical workflows & equipment associated with Newsgathering
  • Follow and work within all safety guidelines produced by the network or contracted security advisors
  • Work closely with department coordinators to achieve efficiency in mission planning and tasks

Minimum National Academic Diploma or Bachelor degree in Media or related fields, or sufficient years’ experience with a reputable news organization in the same capacity.

The ideal candidate would have an extensive understanding of news systems; input, output and field work. Must have good knowledge of Broadcast standards including HD 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC, IP Networks - TCP/IP, FTP, Store and Forward, Operation of Broadcast TV Cameras, lighting and sound equipment, Operation of MAC computers and nonlinear edit software International news and current affairs. Ability to work and deliver under pressure; Ability to provide a common editorial voice, Ability to drive and enforce editorial standards; Ability to resolve conflicts; Ability to mitigate against risks; Ability to manage concurrent editorial teams.

The closing date for all applications is September 1, 2018 and interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

**Al Jazeera English is an equal opportunity employer.

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