Field Camera Operator

West London
Job type
Start date
1yr fixed term contract initially
Working days
shifts as required
Job details

Our West London based, international news client's, European newsgathering team is looking for a camera operator for a shift based, one year fixed term contract (initially).

We are looking for a passionate, professional operator, with a good level of experience in News related areas or in Features to join the current team.

Job requirements and objectives:

  • Be an experienced ENG camera operator producing high-quality video for news and feature programming for TV and online platforms of the client, reporting to the Director of Newsgathering. 
  • Be proficient in editing news stories both in field and at base, often under tight time constraints.  
  • Be responsible for executing live shots using microwave, satellite or TVU and be familiar with streaming technologies. 
  • Work independently or in collaboration with correspondents, producers and technical staff. 
  • Have a full range of location craft and technical skills, the ability to operate current broadcast technical equipment, both on location and at base. 
  • Demonstrate a positive work ethic and a willingness to learn new systems and technology. 
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and care of video equipment and other technology 
  • Be a highly-motivated team player while demonstrating individual initiative when required. 
  • Be prepared to work varied shift hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Excel at work within a culturally and ethnically diverse staff. 

Specific requirements of candidates:

  • 5 + years professional experience in the field. 
  • Work showreel required which demonstrates a high-level of creativity and strong lighting skills. 
  • Ability to work on non-linear equipment, including Final Cut Pro, Avid and Adobe. 
  • Strong knowledge of news and current events. 
  • Ability to work under pressure in the field and to consistently meet deadlines. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 

This is a one year fixed term contract initially. It comes with full benefits, details available on request.

Salary according to experience and ability.

Shift work is required. 


Adrian Thomas
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