UNC-TV, Public Media North Carolina, seeks a Director of Photography to contribute to internal studio production but mostly field productions. The ideal candidate will be a proficient videographer with expertise in operation of a range of cameras plus have advanced understanding of the documentary production process and general film grammar. The Director of Photography will supervise all studio lighting design and implementation for projects shot in one of two onsite studios (60’ x 70’ and 46’ x 60’). These projects include fixed setups for weekly shows as well as lighting design for specials involving six cameras, multiple talent and risers with guests. The candidate is also expected to supervise lighting on more involved field shoots, such as documentaries with higher production values and off-site panel discussions. An understanding of safe use of high currents in unfamiliar places is essential. This position reports to the Field Production Manager on UNC-TV’s Production Services team.

Please note: each applicant should include a link in their cover letter or resume to a 5-10 minute demo reel featuring studio lighting setups the applicant designed, and field video demonstrating lighting and overall shooting skill.

Experience / Skills


- Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience related to the area of assignment in a broadcast television, radio and emerging media environment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
- All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

About UNC-TV


UNC-TV, Public Media North Carolina, provides people of all ages with enriching media through its distinctive array of programs and services online and via four digital channels: UNC-TV-PBS & More, UNC-EX-The Explorer Channel, Rootle-UNC-TV’s 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel and the North Carolina Channel-Stories with a Local Accent. UNC-TV’s 12 stations comprise North Carolina’s only statewide television network, made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support. Additionally, UNC-TV provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers.

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