Senior Cameraperson (Al Jazeera English)

English Channel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Malaysia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be fully versed in field news gathering operations.
  • Deliver high quality, well-crafted packages from the field, that show initiative an imagination.
  • Achieve 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
  • Assist with development of new technical workflows & equipment associated with newsgathering
  • 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

Key Requirements:

  • 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; 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