Camera Operator

  • London  
  • Company
    NBCUniversal International  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    9 October 2019  
    Posted on
    11 September 2019  


Division: NBC News.                                 
Position: Camera Operator.
Band:  PB.
Reports to: Director, Technical Operations.
Location: London.

NBC News is looking for a Camera Operator in our London News bureau to assist with newsgathering operations and special projects within the News Division. This job could take you to some of the most remote and difficult places in the world, you will be expected to perform multiple field technical duties including field editing and multi-camera remote productions. In addition, one-person crew operations (video/sound) will be required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deploy, operate and maintain cameras, along with all associated peripheral equipment.
  • Deploy, operate and maintain digital satellite laptop IP and liveU type systems in both urban and rural settings worldwide.
  • Deploy, operate and maintain compliment of portable lighting equipment to include LED, Incandescent, and fluorescent fixtures, stands, extension arms, silks, scrims and flags.
  • Assist in designing, planning, and implementing the appropriate technical infrastructures at remote locations working with both editorial and technical teams and staying consistent with budgetary guidelines. 


Skills and Experience:

• Must have major market and international experience in shooting news and feature programming productions.
• Must have experience in satellite telephone operation, store and forward video, and live field production operations.
• Experience covering international stories, conflict zones and natural disasters.
• Strong NLE editing skills necessary in both field situations and bureau work.
• Knowledge and experience using camera formats and editing software, including Sony XDCAM, HDV, Panasonic P2, Digital BETACAM.
• Heavy lifting involved.
• Demonstrable creativity skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Can work independently and react quickly to challenging situations, using good news judgment.

• Full English language capabilities.
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news.
• Must be willing to travel on short notice when necessary to cover news in war and terror environments.
• Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and the post holder may be required to carry out any other tasks as requested and within capabilities

Title: Camera Operator.
Division: NBC News.
Location: London.
Salary: Competitive.
Open date: 09/09/2019.
Close date: 09/10/2019.

About Us:

NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for over 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 25 hours of television news programming with the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Meet the Press programs as well as America’s longest-running morning news program, TODAY. The network’s primetime newsmagazine, Dateline provides a variety of in-depth stories week in and week out ranging from mysteries and breaking news to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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