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Photographer/Truck Operator – News NY1 – New York, NY

Company: Spectrum

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time


What we’re looking for: The Photographer/Truck Operator works closely with the Assignment Desk.


  • Take daily assignments and responds promptly; driving the DSNG vehicle to breaking news locations
  • Use best practices to establish live transmission from the location
  • Shoot video, including VO, SOTS, reporters’ packages, live shots, and other material as needed and as directed by the Assignment Desk, News managers, or Field Operations Manager
  • Edit video as needed on Final Cut Pro X and use Latakoo to feed elements when needed
  • Maintain communications with the Assignment Desk, producers, and Ingest Departments throughout the shift
  • Act in a field producer role, keeping overall editorial and operational needs and standards in consideration and be the point of contact for overall organization at their assignments
  • Oversee safety practices at their location
  • Perform regular inspection checks on all of the equipment and submit weekly written reports
  • Perform minor repairs, maintenance, and cleaning on the vehicles and equipment
  • Work on special remote productions, including multi-camera live remotes, and will be expected to maintain a working knowledge of multi-camera live production methods

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills/Abilities & Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of Microwave, satellite, bonded cellular, and IP transmission
  • Strong knowledge of audio and video production techniques, especially lighting and multi-camera setups
  • Strong knowledge of audio and video production standards
  • Familiarity with Panasonic P2 cameras, Panasonic 4K cameras, Sony FS5s, FS7s, and A6500s, GoPro cameras, Osmo cameras, Vinten tripods, Dejero and TVU transmitters, Teleprompters, and other standard ENG and EFP equipment. Familiarity with Asset Management systems
  • Ability to edit using Final Cut Pro X, other similar systems, and to feed using Latakoo and other file transfer methods
  • Strong knowledge of safety practices
  • Knowledge New York City and surrounding area geography
  • Strong knowledge of basic electrical systems and soldering
  • Strong knowledge of basic electronics

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience preferred
  • 1 year minimum doing field work in the industry. Relevant experience will be considered

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:

  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Provide 24×7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
  • Participation in an established on-call rotation

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