Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Freelance Studio Camera Operator in Weigel Broadcasting Co. (Chicago, IL 60661)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Position Name: Freelance Studio Camera Operator
Location : Chicago, IL 60661
Job Description : Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the DECADES Network, the H&I – Heroes & Icons Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel produces the original network TV programs Toon In With Me, Svengoolie, Collector’s Call and Through the Decades. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations serving New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Portland, South Bend, Evansville and Rockford. Weigel is the creator of the nationally syndicated music format MeTV FM. For more information on Weigel, visit: https://www.weigelbroadcasting.com/.
Freelance Studio Camera Operator
General Job Description:
Weigel Broadcasting is in need of a freelance Studio Camera Operator responsible for operating a studio jib and or Steadicam camera. This opportunity is for someone that doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and do something few have done before – launch a fast pace, high energy and brand new TV show.
Steadicam operator for assigned studio productions in our shows.
Lends creative input when necessary to enhance production.
Assist in any studio lighting changes or prop alterations as necessary.
Work with Stage Manager & other studio personnel to keep the studio clean and organized.
Shoot and edit video packages for air, using broadcast and DSLR cameras.
Perform live shots.
Other duties, as assigned.
Minimum 2 years of experience working in a live or taped studio production in a fast-paced environment
Overall understanding and knowledge of studio-based productions
Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs
Demonstrate a strong technical knowledge and application of camera related skills such as framing, movement, etc. to execute the content strategy for the creative vision
Work in collaboration with Producers and Directors to execute overall programming strategy
Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during show tapings.
You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to think quickly and communicate well
Flexible schedule. Available to work weekends, nights and holidays.
Our Perks & Benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package
Long Term Disability Insurance
HSA Plan
401k with Company Match
Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays
Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave
Tax-free Transit
Discounted Parking Access
Gym Membership Discount
Convenient access to highways and public transportation
One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row
Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against

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