C-SPAN
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Freelance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for setting up and executing live and taped coverage of programs to air on the C-SPAN platforms. Effectively performs field productions including camera, audio and lighting following C-SPAN's production standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Remote event coverage -

  • Sets up and operates Field TV Production equipment including ENG cameras, audio and recording decks for standard single and multiple camera productions.
  • Sets up, operates and is knowledgeable in lighting for a single camera and multi-camera events. Employs safe practices in securing lights, light stands and all cables with sand bags and gaffers tape to ensure safety of all attendees.
  • Directs multiple camera productions using C-SPAN's directing principles and procedures.
  • Operates camera for single and multiple camera productions as if live including providing smooth on-air moves (tilt, pan, zooms in/out); maintaining proper framing and focus.
  • Ships media to C-SPAN's Washington, DC offices.
  • Communicates effectively with C-SPAN's Assignment Desk and Field Crew Chief.
  • Assists in determining directions and transportation to event sites in the metro area and transports gear with appropriate care.
  • Ensures safe and secure storage of C-SPAN equipment and follows equipment procedures regarding safety and handling.
  • Understands C-SPAN mission, programming approach and shooting and directing style.
  • Other duties as assigned.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS:

  • Proven experience with setting up and operating remote television production equipment.
  • Experience with audio and lighting and ability to trouble shoot problems with each.
  • Preferably five years related work experience.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Demonstrates dependability, initiative and is adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to work individually or as a member of a team.
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 40lbs and to stand for extended periods of time.
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