Video Operator, Studio Operations
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
Responsibilities Video Operator for CBS News broadcasts and Special Reports. Position has technical responsibility for ensuring that all broadcast video meets technical specifications and visual requirements, including camera images, live and pre-recorded video as well as graphics. Optimize appearance of images on control room and studio monitors. Adjustment of video and still image attributes using color correctors for real-time performance enhancement.Some familiarity with networking and computer applications are a plus. Work closely with Technical Director and Director to address video issues. Learn the technical systems and workflow for the control rooms and studios and ensure that systems work properly. Work with managers and engineering staff on capital project installations, checking proof of performance of new equipment and systems operationally. Works with Maintenance to troubleshoot and test equipment and systems. This position is in the NY Broadcast Center and is covered by the IBEW Local 1212 union.
Experience / Skills
Education or relevant Experience: College graduate with a BA or BS degree or degree in Television production a plus. At least 5-10 years of experience as a Video Operator preferred. Live and taped broadcast experience, knowledge of digital camera and device operation and theory. Understanding of digital video signal flow. Knowledge of color correction in post is a plus.
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