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Camera Operator

Date: Nov 23, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel Television Network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

This position within the Broadcast Operations & Engineering department is expected to Operate manual and robotic cameras as well as a JIB / Cammate for all live or taped productions.  Working with show directors, establish and maintain network level camera blocking and composition standards for studio set locations.   Accept new assignments and technological challenges as required to support future company initiatives and an ever changing dynamic broadcasting environment.  Operators are expected to ensure consistent and reliable operational performance.

Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to work a rotating schedule with non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays
  • Will be required to sit in a chair from 2 – 4 hours at a time.
  • Will be required to type on a keyboard for a period of 2 – 3 hours.
  • Will be required to look at a computer monitor and other monitors for a period of 2 – 3 hours. Some monitors could be as close as 2 ft and as far as 12 ft away.
  • May be required to lift lighting fixtures, move scenery or other equipment. The weight may range from 20-100 lbs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide network level shot composition and execution at all times.
  • Must be able to demonstrate full understanding of the operation for manual and robotic camera pedestals and all camera controls (zoom, focus, back focus, pedestal drag, etc.)
  • Perform daily facilities check of all camera equipment to ensure all operational functions are performing as expected.
  • Demonstrate ability to reset and target all robotic cameras as wells as use these cameras in Manual or Local mode.
  • Participate in pre-show camera meeting with show director review robotic, manual camera shot expectations.
  • Provide shot composition and blocking options/ideas to improve presentation and production value.
  • Work closely with Floor Director to coordinate remove movements of all cameras (robotic & manual), cables and monitors to execute expected shots.
  • Be proficient with robotic, touch screen, equipment and act as expert for storing, modifying, recalling camera shots.
  • Maintain knowledge of the operation for robotic computers and can actively diagnose and solve production issues related to robotic or manual cameras.
  • Maintain shot blocking guide sheets and contribute to departmental training records.
  • Must be able to operate production router for video and audio monitors as needed.
  • Must be able to operate teleprompter when needed.  Will be required to simultaneously operate robotic cameras and teleprompter during live or taped productions.
  • Proactively communicates equipment issues via central ticket system to Engineering Support staff and provides appropriate feedback to show Director and Operations management.
  • Works as a part of a team to continually develop and improve processes used to support company initiatives and departmental customers.
  • When required, activate lighting sub-masters for different studio locations.
  • Accept new assignments and technological challenges as required to support future company initiatives and an ever-changing dynamic broadcasting environment.


Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in a live television environment
  • Must have strong desire to continually increase technical and operational proficiency
  • Stays current with industry knowledge of new equipment/technologies and recommend best in class technical solutions for production challenges

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task and able to react to spontaneous changes in priorities
  • Customer focus
  • Must be a team player with a high level of accountability
  • Interpersonal skills to work with all levels of customers.
  • Desire to achieve, flexibility and willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a 24x7 environment
  • Must have strong desire to continually increase technical and operational proficiency
  • Will be required to wear a headset and listen to multiple audio sources during the on-air show
  • Highly proficient with MS Office applications, Google software applications and other software used by Production Operations team.


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to, which is a confidential e-mail in box. You may also fax the completed form to 770-744-2021, which is a confidential fax number.
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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