Cameraperson - Arabic Channel (Input)

Arabic Channel London, United Kingdom


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Cameraperson is responsible for the acquisition of news and programmes footage on location using ENG camera, sound, lighting and edit equipment. edit the material in all its aspects .

Ensuring the material reached the news room in its highest standard and quality using the feeding devices other than the SNG.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Rig & operation of ENG equipment on location for acquisition of news and programmes material
  • Maintains and looks after ENG equipment to the highest standard
  • Works closely with editorial field teams to deliver high quality live and recorded material from the field
  • Edits all the required material (Packages, Clips, Rushes...)
  • Maintains accurate documentation of equipment for shipping and customs purposes
  • Maintains neat archive on a daily basis of his work.
  • Meets editorial deadlines for delivery of edited packages from the field
  • Assists editorial staff with the pre-planning of news and programmes events, Starting from Idea Generating to synopsis and/ until the package is done.
  • Documents and reports any technical problems encountered with ENG equipment
  • Assists with development of new technical workflows & equipment associated with newsgathering
  • Follows and works within all safety guidelines produced by the network or contracted security advisors
  • Works closely with department coordinators to achieve efficiency in mission planning and tasks
  • Stays in touch with the state of the art technology in his field
  • Willingness to travel, work long hours, weekends, or overnights when required.

Job Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Minimum National Academic Diploma or Bachelor degree in Media or related fields
  • A minimum 3 years working in television environment and demonstrable interest in ENG Camera work
  • Broadcast standards including HD 1080i, SDI, AES/EBU, MPEG, PAL 625, NTSC
  • Operation of Broadcast TV Cameras, lighting and sound equipment
  • Operation of MAC computers and nonlinear edit software
  • International news and current affairs


  • ENG Cameras, Lighting and Sound and editing
  • Computers and newsgathering software
  • Ancillary broadcast newsgathering equipment – BGAN, Autocue, Thuraya IP, DigiLinks.