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Camera Operator, Sarajevo

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Please quote vacancy number: BSSB110-2104


RFE/RL's Balkan service announces a selection process for a position of Camera Operator to join our teams in Sarajevo bureau.

The professional field camera operator with English language supports a variety of television programs and video productions for the RFE/RL target region. The operator works closely with producers and directors in a variety of field and studio productions, and is expected to gather high-quality video content, efficiently and quickly, in challenging environments

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Operates ENG cameras and equipment, including lights and microphones, in the field as well as in TV studios.
  • Edits, cuts-down and feeds video material from the field in a timely manner.
  • Edits and produces packages in office.
  • Works closely with the producer/director on shoots to determine the best way to visually cover an event, news story, or program.
  • Offers advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining the visual impact created by particular shots. Cooperates closely with other crew members including sound technicians, lighting experts and talent to determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
  • Composes and frames shots, monitors light, lenses, filters and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors and producers.
  • Able to work independently, being responsible for camera, lighting and sound, when filming on location.
  • Maintains, cleans and tests news-gathering equipment – cameras, microphones, lights etc. to ensure proper working condition. Prepares equipment prior to filming.
  • Troubleshoots in the field to solve technical issues.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel abroad at short notice.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION:

Education:

  • Specialized Education in audio-visual arts.
  • Specialized training in the operation of television broadcasting equipment.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 year experience in broadcast news television as a camera operator.
  • Experience in live studio production – camera and lighting.

Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate with people effectively and work within a team, mandatory.
  • Ability to learn new complex subjects quickly including new technologies, mandatory.
  • Ability to work independently as well as under supervision, mandatory.
  • Basic administrative skills (e.g. complete forms and reports), mandatory.
  • Ability to quickly anticipate, trouble-shoot and solve problems, mandatory.
  • Ability to perform physical duties of the job; must have ability to lift and move equipment up to 25 lbs. (12 kgs.) mandatory.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with external and internal clients, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Knowledge of broadcast grade cameras (XDCAM, AVCHD), lighting, microphones.
  • Understanding of video formats, codecs, standards.
  • Working knowledge of field and studio lighting techniques and technology.
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite.

Languages:

  • Broadcast region language Native level (Mandatory)
  • English language Working Knowledge Oral+Written (Mandatory)

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Candidates for these positions must reside within commuting distance of the specified city, or be willing to relocate there at their own expense. Salaries for employees in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are competitive, based on prevailing local conditions. Employee benefits in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are in accordance with the local labor law specific to the country.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.


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