SNA1685 - New York Bureau Cameraman/Editor

Division: Planning & Operations
Department: New York Bureau
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New York
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2020
Job Description:

The New York Bureau Cameraman/Editor will be responsible for shooting and editing all aspects of news coverage for the Bureau as well as covering the region and beyond. Working on location, filming fast news-breaking stories, you will be responsible for ensuring the live and camera shots are delivered to a high technical standard. Working in a small team, you will be experienced utilizing a variety of technologies such as HD ENG news cameras, mini-cams, Adobe CC editing software and IP video & Audio streaming Devices. You will be an expert in delivering world class broadcast journalism to the world.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Shooting and editing HD footage to the highest standards.
  • To be the lead technical craftsman in Bureau team.
  • Be flexible to work on assignment both from your region and internationality, which may sometimes include travelling to hostile environments.
  • Provides live shots from various locations, from set up to transmission through IP video/audio streaming device or fibre.
  • Essential to have understanding on several shooting techniques such as indoor and outdoor shooting, ‘shooting on the go’, interviewed based shooting.
  • Determine the lighting needs and requirement for different basic set up including Studio Setup.
  • To edit the footage and create packages where ever necessary.
  • To be a key member of a small bureau team to ensure highest quality storytelling, with creative skills in broadcast and in delivering digital journalism.
  • To maintain technical and IT infrastructure of bureau operation.
  • To log and archive footage appropriately.
  • To ensure duties are carried out with proper reference to health and safety and security considerations.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Ability to light, shoot and record sound simultaneously to high technical standard.
  • Experience of Adobe CC edit software.
  • Experience in the use of Bonding Devices and Livewire, Newscaster an advantage.
  • Experience in HD and 16.9 formats and producing videos for Social Media platform.
  • Experience working in a hostile environment isn’t a must but can be highly advantageous.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Several years’ experience in video production in the field working for a reputable TV or broadcast media entity is a must.
  • Display sound theoretical, practical and technical knowledge of cameras.
  • Have an ability to frame and compose shots.
  • Have ability to perform camera moves accurately.
  • Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have the capacity to multi-task and take direction from others.
  • Be fully versed in field news gathering operations.
  • Deliver high quality, from the field, that show initiative an imagination.
  • Archive shot material and maintain the video library in their respective bureaus.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions.
  • Meet editorial deadlines.
  • Maintain your equipment and Report technical problems.
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph


Due to the fast paced nature of our business, vacancy closing dates are subject to change.

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