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Multi-Skilled Camera Operator – 5 News – Independent Television News – London

Company: Independent Television News

Location: London

  • Full Time

Independent Television News

A fully multi-skilled camera operator capable of filming and editing reports on a wide range of news stories and features. A broadcast news professional with a proven track record of shooting high quality pictures.


  • Film events, picture sequences and interviews in full liaison with other team members
  • A highly technical role requiring the ability to shoot and edit to high broadcast standards
  • Work alongside the 5 News correspondents as needed but on occasion can also work alone to shoot sequences or interviews
  • Creatively film and construct packages for TV and digital
  • Understand the 5 News agenda and how the camera role is crucial to delivering stories that connect with our audience
  • Operate a camera and associated equipment, including sound equipment
  • Use lighting equipment, reliably and creatively to a high technical standard
  • Undertake the direction of live outside broadcasts.
  • Maintain equipment including the ordering of spare parts to ensure kit stays in correct working order
  • Facilitate the speedy delivery of material for TX using internet, IP and satellite feeds
  • Responsible for adhering to ITN’s health and safety regulations in the field
  • Liaise with the news desk on deployments and operational requirements
  • Work under own initiative to capture the best footage
  • Be prepared to work across the whole of the UK and abroad when required

This job description identifies the main requirement of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range and context of work, which will change over time.


  • A flexible approach with the ability to multi-task with good camera skills, competent editing skills
  • Sound news judgement is a distinct advantage
  • Sharp-eye for picture in TV and digital newsgathering and an imaginative approach to news coverage
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems on the ground
  • A self-motivated member of staff with confidence to operate unsupervised and using his/her initiative
  • Good knowledge of Ofcom and compliance regulations
  • Awareness and ability to work to health and safety requirements
  • An understanding of the importance of good care and regular maintenance of kit
  • Experience of working in television news
  • An aptitude for editing pictures
  • Experience in working with AVID desirable
  • Good understanding of systems for picture delivery
  • Knowledgeable about the development and use of relevant new technologies
  • Effective interpersonal skills, particularly a high level of tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work and thrive under pressure
  • Commitment to integrated team working practices
  • Constructive, creative and enabling approach to problem solving
  • A valid driving licence
  • Basic computer and IT skills
  • Awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision-making

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

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