Studio Operator

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Job ID:
2264
Position Type:
Part-Time
Job Category:
Production
Location: Westbrook, ME US
Station Name:
WMTW-TV

Job Description

WMTW-TV, Portland, Maine’s ABC affiliate 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
  • Interact with directors, producers and talent & must remain focused at all times
  • Will also operate audio console at times, being responsible for all aspects of sound during fast paced newscasts and other projects as needed.       
  • Operate television studio cameras in a live production setting.
  • Operate studio lights.
  • Operate Windows-based computer software to prepare video recordings for air.
  • 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

  • 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 2-3 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.
  • Experience using Windows-based computer software.
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