Freelance Jib Camera Operator
Pac-12 Enterprises - San Francisco, CA

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  • Follow a shot list, while choosing the angles and distances
  • Understand the needs of the viewer and imagine the visual flow that will make sense
  • Listen carefully to show dialogue and match the shots to the action
  • Choose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters and camera settings to achieve the effects described by the show director/producer
  • Adjust positions and controls of cameras, and related equipment to change focus, exposure and lighting
  • Confer with producers, sound and lighting technicians and other crew members to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements
  • Set up and perform live shots for broadcast
  • Test, clean and maintain broadcast equipment, including testing microphones, to ensure proper working condition
  • Knowledgeable and versatile in photographic equipment, as well as lighting, composition, and movement
  • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
  • Ability to see details at a distance and close range, with corresponding hand eye coordination
  • Familiarity with editing to include understanding how to move the flow of images, even limited on-screen action, to create a desirable viewing experience for the customer
  • Minimum of 4 years of prior work experience as a Studio Jib Operator
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, Engineering and/or equivalent work experience
  • Passionate about Pac-12 Sports
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including studio and production personnel, engineering, on-air talent, other departments, and management
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; good judgment and ability to interact with different levels of management and teams
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize under time constraints and work successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse organization and supporting the values held by our unique employees, clients, sponsors, university faculty, and fans
  • Some travel may be required
Work Conditions:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required in meet deadlines
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components

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