Job Category: Wire Services,Television,Online/New Media
Employment Type: Contractor
Cameraman (Based in Shanghai) (1-Year Contract)
Channel NewsAsia is seeking a Cameraman for its Shanghai bureau in China.
The successful candidate will be an experienced camera operator and video editor with proven shooting, production and editing skills. The cameraman will work closely with the correspondent to produce engaging television news stories and regular live reports. He or she is someone who works creatively and quickly in a team setting, and does well independently when required.
The selected hire will:-
Film and record audiovisual material to be edited and packaged for news broadcasts.
Plan and develop visual representation of the story with the correspondent/reporter.
Apply the principles of visual story telling through aesthetically pleasing and technically correct compositions, angles and camera movements and making sure to deliver images with the correct exposure and colour saturation.
Cover news events by filming sequences in continuity for editing purposes
Use the correct lighting and sound recording techniques complying with broadcast standards
Video and audio editing of news stories filmed on location
Set up and operate satellite communication and transmission devices and equipment during outdoor production in Shanghai and overseas
Able to operate (OMO) independently on assignment without reporter/correspondent as instructed
Responsible for the ENG kit assigned to you and keep it in a state of readiness at all times
At least 3 years of camera experience with an interest in news and current affairs.
Solid knowledge of technical operation and functions of the ENG camera, tripod, lights, microphones and cables.
Experience with live shots, able to operate satellite modem (Bgan) and Live U (bounded mobile decoder) or similar device.
Good understanding of Adobe Premier and latest related technologies.
Proven ability to operate in difficult situations, work under time pressure, and at times long hours.
Willing to travel overseas for breaking news events.
Possess valid driver’s licence.
Able to communicate in English & Mandarin so as to liaise with Chinese associates.