Senior Camera Operator at BBC

Senior Camera Operator at BBC – TDPel Jobs

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

It is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the second largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,000 staff in total, of which 16,672 are in public sector broadcastingJob Family: Technical Production
Band: C

Job Purpose

Be part of the team responsible for the operation of various types of camera in studios, on outside broadcasts and on location, providing a high degree of technical expertise as well as a flexible and efficient service, to meet the visual requirements of the Producer or Director.
Routinely filming and editing complete packages for use across multiple platforms.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Operate cameras without supervision to a medium level of artistic complexity.
Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, shoot, assemble, edit and deliver outputs in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards – recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output.
Routinely shoots and edits packages, long form pieces.
Operate lighting for camera to a basic level of complexity (normally restricted to basic lighting kit).
Operate and rig the full range of camera equipment for high complexity productions (multicamera).
To undertake pre- and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. Use a range of video, audio and digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards.
To liaise closely with other team members and with other departments in the BBC, to ensure that output material is shared, duplication is avoided, and best practice is upheld.
Work to the highest level of craft complexity on directed multi-camera productions including handheld.
Delivering to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest editorial standards.
Willing and adept at passing on skills through training and mentoring.
At all times to carry out duties in accordance with the BBC health and safety policy.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

Experience as a camera operator and editor.
Candidates will have relevant experience in News broadcasting environment, practicing a range of location craft skills (e.g. camerawork / lighting / editing / location facilities). They will be able to demonstrate strong interest in and proven commitment to News.
Proven knowledge of issues and stories relevant to African audiences.
Experience of filming, editing and packaging content for TV and radio.
Ability to gather and prepare audio and video material for use on any service, recognising the distinct requirements of different types of output, self-shooting and editing routinely.
Significant recent experience as a journalist, with a good knowledge of production techniques especially self-shooting and editing.
Industry recognised training.
Experience in working across a range of programmes genres, both recorded and live.
Excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy and be able to liaise with people at all levels.
Must have the full range of location craft and technical skills, the ability to operate current broadcast technical equipment on location and at base, demonstrating a well-developed sense of visual awareness and a willingness to learn how to use new technology and kit.
Excellent digital skills with track record of researching and discovering stories and after appropriate training use PNG, Quickfire and other newsgathering systems.
Demonstrate excellent knowledge of digital boradcast – Using WMT (Mobile), Lucy live, livestreaming, DSNG etc.

Decision Making:

High level of responsibility and decision making; able to operate alone.
May be informally supported by junior staff i.e. VT Editors, News Director.


Covers a wide range of journalism activity, producing news content and supporting the production and post-production of genre programmes.
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