The Freelance Camera Operator will work Robotic, Pedestal, Jib, and Handheld cameras and will be heavily involved in building facilities for programs, segments and events in studio, on Fox Square and remote locations. The Freelance Camera Operator will also help with set changes, movement of set pieces, and gear/equipment.


- Confer with producers, directors, sound and lighting technicians and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine proper sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements
- Set up television production facilities for live and recorded programs
- Test, clean and maintain broadcast equipment
- Follow a shot list, while choosing the angles and distances
- Show dialogue and match the shots to the action
- Come up with solutions in pre-production and on the fly during a show
- Move, lift, push and position equipment, cables and material of various shapes, sizes and weights including maneuvering tripods, pedestals, and set pieces


- Bachelor’s degree in communications, radio/tv/film, production or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience
- 2-3 years of experience working in a live television or media production environment with a proficiency on Pedestal and Robotic Camera systems
- Working knowledge of live studio operations, including setup and breakdown of set pieces, camera equipment and video patching
- Operational knowledge of camera and lens systems
- At least 1 year of experience operating Pedestal, Robotic, Jib and Handheld Cameras
- Ability to zoom, pan, tilt, focus, ped, dolly and track shots while maintaining focus and framing
- Understanding of the needs of the viewer and ability to imagine the visual flow of the broadcast
- Knowledgeable and versatile in photographic equipment, as well as lighting, composition, and movement
- Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems
- Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
- Familiarity with editing to include understanding how to move the flow of images, even limited on-screen action, to create a desirable viewing experience
- In-depth knowledge of stationery and portable video cameras
- Experience working in a team-oriented environment
- Ability to communicate effectively
- 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
vFlexibility to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, holidays, and weekends