Senior Cameraperson - English Channel (Input)

English Channel New York, New York


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Cameraperson is responsible for the acquisition of news and programmes footage on location using ENG camera, sound, lighting and edit equipment.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Be fully versed in field news gathering operations.
  • Deliver high quality, well-crafted packages from the field, that show initiative an imagination.
  • Archieve shot material and Maintain the video library in their respective bureaus.
  • Consistently send the best rushes after every shoot, to Doha for Archive 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 your 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 news-gathering
  • 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
  • Occasional training of editorial staff
Job Requirements / Skills:
  • 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.
  • A minimum 5 years experience working in television environment and a minimum 3 years experience in a television news environment
  • Technical skills with portable transmission systems – BGAN, Thuraya IP
  • 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