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Hot Field News Camera Operator

Required languages

EnglishAdvanced

Seniority / Experience

Senior5 years

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

Secondary education or professional training with school-leaving exam

Category

Arts jobs

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Position Summary:

We are looking for a professional ENG (Field) news camera operator. The camera operator supports a variety of television programs and video productions for all RFE/RL services both in Prague and throughout the RFE/RL broadcast region. The operator works closely with producers and directors in a variety of field and studio productions, and is expected to gatherer high-quality video content, efficiently and quickly, in challenging environments. The position involves shift work, including weekends, evenings, nights, public holidays and on-call to support a 24-hour broadcast schedule. Applicants with specialized audio-visual education and experience should only apply!

Qualifications:

◾Specialized Education in arts.
◾Specialized training in the operation of television broadcasting equipment.
◾Minimum 3 year experience in broadcast news television as camera operator.
◾Experience in live studio production – camera and lighting.
◾Ability to communicate with people effectively and work within a team.
◾Ability to learn new complex subjects quickly including new technologies.
◾Basic administrative skills (e.g. complete forms and reports).
◾Ability to perform physical duties of the job.
◾Knowledge of broadcast grade cameras (XDCAM, AVCHD), lighting, microphones.
◾Understanding of video formats, codecs, standards.
◾Working knowledge of field and studio lighting techniques and technology.
◾English language, mandatory.
◾Broadcast region language (Working Knowledge Oral), preferred.

Main responsibilities of position:

◾Operates ENG cameras and equipment, including lights and microphones, in the field as well as in TV studios.
◾Edits, cuts-down and feeds video material from the field in a timely manner.
◾Works closely with the producer/director on shoots to determine the best way to visually cover an event, news story, or program.
◾Offers advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining the visual impact created by particular shots. Cooperates closely with other crew members including sound technicians, lighting experts and talent to determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
◾Composes and frames shots, monitors light, lenses, filters and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors and producers.
◾Able to work independently, being responsible for camera, lighting and sound, when filming on location.
◾Maintains, cleans and tests news-gathering equipment – cameras, microphones, lights etc. to ensure proper working condition. Prepares equipment prior to filming.
◾Troubleshoots in the field to solve technical issues.
◾Willingness and ability to work effectively in potentially hostile environments.

To apply for this position kindly send us:

1) Samples of audiovisual work;
2) Detailed CV/resume, specifying educational and professional qualifications;
3) Cover letter referring to the vacancy number of the position, stating your interest, outlining your experience relevant to this position and your salary requirements. Send your CV and Cover letter preferably in English

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international multimedia organization based in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asian states. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in their local languages. Broadcasting in 28 languages, RFE/RL attracts over 23.6 million weekly listeners and online visitors. In addition to over 350 journalists in Prague, RFE/RL maintains 18 local bureaus with approximately 400 journalists and over 700 freelancers and stringers, making RFE/RL one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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