Senior Cameraperson (Al Jazeera English)

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


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.

Only candidates based in US will be considered for the role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality, well-crafted packages from the field, that show initiative an imagination.
  • Be fully versed in field news gathering operations.
  • Achieve shot material and maintain the video library in their respective bureaus.
  • 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
  • Assist with development of new technical workflows & equipment associated with newsgathering
  • Work closely with department coordinators to achieve efficiency in mission planning and tasks

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 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; previous experience working in Hostile environments is preferable

You will have knowledge on:

  • 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
  • International news and current affairs