Senior Cameraperson

Technology & Network Operations Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Cameraperson/Steadycam Operator is responsible for operating cameras and lighting equipment in the studio or on location to an advanced level, ensuring that lighting and camera settings comply with Al Jazeera pre-set guidelines, to ensure correctness of the final output, through camera shot composition, framing and lighting for live and pre-recorded programmes as directed.

Job Type: Freelance Contract

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be mainly responsible to work as Steadycam Operator plus Test the functionality of all necessary equipment before shooting live and pre-recorded news or programs
  • Perform camera line-ups-matching camera parameters for color, and exposure.
  • Comply with directed camera compositions and framings during live/pre-recorded news or programs according to the TD, Head of Cameras instructions and as per news or program requirements
  • Operate Multiple Robotic Camera Control System, Jimmy Jib or Hand Held camera system.
  • Monitor cameras video level via a waveform monitor for quality control in terms of luminance and chrominance levels -maintaining output to industry set standards and settings.
  • Control and balance lighting levels via the lighting desk/ lighting control units
  • Arrange and set lighting for live/pre-recorded news, weather or programs according to the Technical Director’s instructions, to ensure all color schemes conform to Al-Jazeera Media Networks broadcasting standards
  • Perform routine maintenance for all cameras and lighting equipment
  • Prepare reports regarding equipment, troubleshooting issues, failures and any other relevant issues

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in TV, Media or other related fields or a diploma in camera and Lighting
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in broadcast TV video camera and lighting or related fields.
  • Advance Jib, pedestal and hand held camera experience
  • Advance studio lighting and lighting desk programming experience