Cameraperson - Arabic Channel (Input)

Arabic Channel London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:

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

Tools:

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