Freelance Camera Operator- FOX Weather
New York, NY 
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Job Description

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Weather is a 24/7 ad-supported streaming service operated by FOX News Media. Launching in October 2021, the platform builds upon FOX News Channel's expansive newsgathering units & FOX Television Stations' added resources with a combined 120 meteorologists for a comprehensive suite of weather products featuring local, regional and national reporting in addition to live programming. Utilizing multiple radar systems, including an immersive mobile 3D radar, and more than 100,000 HD cameras located around the country, the service offers users an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from immediate to long-term. FOX Weather is available via foxweather.com, the FOX Weather app on IOS and Android devices, as well as Tubi, Apple TV, Amazon, and Roku, through FOX's Connected TV Apps.

Our Fox Weather team is looking for a Freelance Camera Operator to work with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped, and automated programming, which will be Robotic, Pedestal, Jib and Handheld cameras.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Zoom, pan, tilt, focus, ped, dolly, and track shots while maintaining focus and framing

  • Set up television production facilities for live and recorded programs

  • Perform set changes and move set pieces and gear/equipment

  • Test, clean, and maintain broadcast equipment

  • Follow a shot list, while choosing the angles and distances

  • Listen carefully to show dialogue and match the shots to the action

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Minimum one-year experience operating Pedestal, Robotic, Jib and Handheld Cameras

  • Experience working and communicating effectively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Knowledgeable and versatile in photographic equipment, as well as lighting, composition, and movement

  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems

  • Operational knowledge of camera and lens systems

  • In-depth knowledge of stationery and portable video cameras

  • Punctual with a positive team-oriented work ethic

  • An understanding of the needs of the viewer and imagine the visual flow of the broadcast

  • Familiarity with editing to understand how to move the flow of images and limited on-screen action, to create a desirable viewing experience

  • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

  • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including studio and production personnel, engineering, on-air talent, other departments, and management

  • Ability to present technical ideas and concepts in a user-friendly language

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor's degree preferred (ideally in the field of Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, Engineering)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

 

Job Summary
Company
FOX
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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