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Field Tech - Camera/Audio/Lighting

Location:Washington, DC
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:

GENERAL FUNCTION:
To effectively perform field production operations including camera, audio, lighting, portable transmission and recording procedures to acquire a product consistent with the C-SPAN mission, corporate values, and technical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sets up and operates ENG cameras for single camera and multiple camera productions, including robotic cameras.
  • Sets up and operates audio equipment, including mixers, audio boards and microphones for our standard single and multiple camera productions and understands how that equipment works.
  • Sets up, operates and is knowledgeable about equipment and power requirements needed to light single camera and multi-camera events that take place in hotels, think tanks, Capitol Hill hearing rooms, etc.
  • Sets up and understands the operation and signal flow of all portable and permanent rack systems used in C-SPAN productions.
  • Sets up and operates C-SPAN's portable transmission gear and understands how this equipment works.
  • Has knowledge of and understands how to route, patch and pool all permanently wired Capitol Hill rooms and locations to their respective hubs and hub rooms.
  • Has knowledge of and understands how to use the patch panels in the US Capitol technical hub.
  • Has knowledge of and understands how to use fiber transmission lines around Washington DC.
  • Sets up, operates, cleans and understands how recording decks work, including setting menu systems, etc.
  • Follows equipment procedures regarding safety, handling and trouble ticketing.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • Completes a running log of the time, names and descriptions of people speaking during events when assigned.
  • Drives vans and mini-vans, knows directions to event sites in the metro area and can determine and follow appropriate parking procedures. Assists in the care and maintenance of these vehicles as well.
  • Follows all financial procedures and guidelines, including timely and correct expense reports, time sheets and leave and special requests.
  • Updates department records when necessary.
  • Has knowledge and/or can perform basic day-to-day workings of the equipment room (similar to those of the Technical Assets Assistant).
  • Stays abreast of and assists Field Department with integration of new technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
CORPORATE VALUES:
  • Consistently watches the network and follows public affairs.
  • Demonstrates commitment to producing a quality, cost effective product.
  • Adapts to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates dependability and initiative.
  • Acts as a member of a team.
  • Represents the network professionally in actions and appearance.
BACKGROUND/SKILLS:
  • Ability to operate camera, audio, tape recorders and lighting operations.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with C-SPAN employees and external contacts.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work schedules and assignments.
  • Ability to drive cargo and passenger vans in accordance with C-SPAN vehicle operation guidelines.
  • Ability to consistently execute technical skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible records.
  • Routinely required to work overtime hours.
  • Willing and able to travel.
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently required to walk and stand for extended periods in time and in a variety of weather conditions while performing job.
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus two years relevant work experience.
  • Must possess an adequate credit rating to qualify for receipt of a company-issued credit card.
  • Must provide a current Motor Vehicle Record from the state that issued their driver's license and hold a valid driver's license.


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