Drone Pilot

WINK Television News Fort Myers, Florida


Television News Drone Pilot 

WINK News is currently seeking a Drone Pilot to oversee flight operations of an unmanned aircraft system for our news department. FPV (First Person View) preferred. As part of your duties you would coordinate with reporters, photographers and producers for aerial video as part of our unique story telling. WINK News is especially interested in individuals who know how to shoot video for news stories, or willing to learn to shoot news video in addition to drone skills. The other duties involve making the right decisions at the right time during each flight, which includes taking into account the weather, route, or technical requirements of the UAS, and objective.

To apply for this position, you must complete a training or degree program in aviation and have your Remote Pilot Certificate (UAS Part 107 license).


Drone Pilot Duties and Responsibilities

  • Flight operations
  • Conduct flight demonstrations
  • Perform pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight safety checks
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues
  • Ensure compliance with all FAA regulations
  • Drone Pilot Requirements and Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Completion of training or a degree in aviation, engineering, or a related field
  • Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (UAS Part 107 license)
  • Comfortable operating a UAS in various weather and light conditions
  • Hand-eye coordination

No phone calls please

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.