Trainee Camera Operator
We are looking for two Trainee News Camera Operators to join our award-winning team at ITV News Tyne Tees.
Our Camera Operators provide first class camera and newsgathering skills, covering all aspects of our output both on screen and online. As a Trainee News Camera Operator, you will work with our multi-skilled team providing technical, craft and operational skills across the news service.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills in all aspects of location newsgathering, both live and recorded. With training and guidance, you will develop your skills to shoot, collate, edit and send high quality footage, operate the satellite newsgathering truck (SNG) and LiveU.
You will have a passion for live TV news production, particularly in a creative and operational capacity, and will want to offer ideas on how to cover a story as well as what stories we should be covering. The successful candidate should also have a keen eye for reflecting the diverse nature of the communities in the region we serve.
You will be a highly motivated individual as well as friendly, flexible and approachable. You will share the responsibility in supporting programme production by having the willingness and aptitude to learn many new skills with appropriate training. Above all, you will be an excellent communicator who is quick thinking and calm under pressure, able to digest and react to information efficiently. You’ll also be a great representative of ITV in public.
Your rostered hours will include some evening and weekend working and you can expect to travel to locations across our region on a daily basis. Because of the nature of news production, you will be required to work outdoors for long periods. There will also be occasions when you are required to work long and unsociable hours at short notice.
A good level of physical fitness is required due to the weight of the equipment needed in this role. The successful candidate will be asked to identify any pre-existing medical conditions that may be exacerbated by carrying a reasonably heavy camera and kit.
If you have a full driving licence, a passion for News & Technology and are looking to start your career or expand on your current skills and experience, this could be the perfect role for you.
- Please write a letter of application explaining your camera experience and why you want to work for ITV News Tyne Tees and what you will bring to our team.
- Provide a link to a showreel showing a range of examples of your camera work
Interviews to be held by video conference on 10th & 11th February 2021
- The ability to work effectively in a team
- The ability to communicate effectively
- Operational camera experience - within studies, work placement or other
- Calm under pressure
- Knowledge of news patch (Desirable)
- Passion/Interest for working in News (Desirable)
ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.