Title: Broadcast Television Camera Operator / Cinematographer

As a Television Broadcast Camera Operator or Cinematographer, you will be responsible for capturing high-quality video footage for television programs, news broadcasts, sports events, entertainment shows, and other television productions. Your role is essential in translating the director's vision into compelling visual storytelling, ensuring that the audience receives engaging and captivating content. You will work closely with the production team, directors, and other crew members to achieve the desired shots and maintain technical excellence throughout the filming process.

Key Responsibilities:

Camera Operation: Operating video cameras and related equipment to capture high-quality footage, ensuring smooth and precise movements.
Shot Composition: Collaborating with the director to plan and execute creative shot compositions that enhance the storytelling and visual appeal of the television program.
Lighting and Exposure: Setting up and adjusting lighting equipment to achieve the desired mood and ambiance for each scene, as well as managing exposure settings for optimal image quality.
Camera Movement: Utilizing various camera movements, such as pans, tilts, dollies, and handheld shots, to add dynamism and visual interest to the footage.
Lens Selection: Choosing appropriate lenses to achieve the desired field of view and depth of field for each shot.
Technical Expertise: Demonstrating a deep understanding of camera technology, equipment, and settings, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the latest advancements in cinematography.
Team Collaboration: Working closely with the director, production crew, lighting team, and talent to ensure seamless coordination during filming.
Problem Solving: Overcoming technical challenges and finding creative solutions to achieve the desired shots and visual effects.
Health and Safety: Ensuring compliance with safety regulations during filming, especially when operating cameras in challenging or hazardous environments.
Equipment Maintenance: Taking care of camera and equipment maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
Post-production Support: Assisting in the transfer and organization of footage during post-production, working closely with editors and colorists to achieve the desired final look.



  • Previous experience as a camera operator or cinematographer, preferably in television broadcasting or related fields.
  • Proficiency in operating various video cameras and related equipment, including knowledge of camera settings, lenses, and accessories.
  • Familiarity with lighting techniques and equipment to achieve the desired visual effects.
  • Creativity and a keen eye for detail to compose visually compelling shots.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Adaptability and the ability to work efficiently under pressure, especially during live broadcasts or fast-paced productions.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your previous work as a camera operator or cinematographer.
  • Knowledge of post-production processes is beneficial, although not always required.
  • Willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements in camera technology and cinematography techniques.


As a Broadcast Television Camera Operator or Cinematographer, you will play a pivotal role in capturing the visual essence of television programs, contributing to the success and impact of the content presented to the audience. Your creativity and technical expertise will bring stories to life, making television an engaging and immersive experience for viewers.