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Steadicam Operator

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Physical Address
Chicago, IL 60661
Job Description

Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one-rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the “DECADES” Network, the “H&I” Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.
Steadicam Operator
General Job Description:
The CW26 and The U give Chicago a fresh new start to the day with The Jam TV show. Our stations morning show airs weekdays 6 am-8 am. Bold and unfiltered, the program features a combination of local and national headlines, unique weather coverage and a dedication to the Chicagoans who make the city and surrounding suburbs great. The Jam is in need of an experienced Steadicam Operator, with a strong creative camera work background and quick decision-making skills, who is looking for the unique opportunity to be a part of a motivated team.
Steadicam operator for assigned studio productions in our shows.
Lends creative input when necessary to enhance production.
Assist in any studio lighting changes or prop alterations as necessary.
Work with Stage Manager & other studio personnel to keep the studio clean and organized.
Shoot and edit video packages for air, using broadcast and DSLR cameras.
Perform live shots.
Other duties, as assigned.
Must be an efficient storyteller, with the skills necessary to redefine television in the nation’s third-largest market.
At least 1 year Steadicam experience at a network level, specializing in studio shows is preferred.
At least 3 years of camera experience for live broadcasts.
Previous studio camera, robotic camera, handheld camera, and jib camera operation is prefered.
Previous experience with studio and field lighting as well as audio gear are also preferred.
Excellent interpersonal & communications skills required.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude & leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities a must.
Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
Bachelors Degree required.
**If interested please submit your resume, cover letter and link to reel.
Our Perks & Benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package
Long Term Disability Insurance
HSA Plan
401k with Company Match
Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays
Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave
Tax-free Transit
Discounted Parking Access
Gym Membership Discount
Convenient access to highways and public transportation
Open-air office environment
One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row
Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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