Freelance Videographer

Altice USA, Edison, NJ

One of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States

Duration: Full-Time

We are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.

The Freelance Videographer will shoot and/or edit video for news programs, live coverage, breaking news and other productions and promotions for all news services. This is a key role in the news organization that will be reponsible for quality newsgathering.

  • Work in independent or team settings to create pictures and sound which accurately and fairly represent the news.
  • Record raw video and audio suitable for the distribution of news services and turn it into a finished product
  • Edit video and audio material for distribution of the news services, including segments or entire programs (includes incorporating video, sound, and/or graphics all from various sources to deliver a package ready for playback in the proper format)
  • Demonstrate professionalism and expertise of job responsibilities while providing news coverage for exclusive, high-profile events (i.e., local rallies, political campaigns, news features, etc.).
  • Understand, follow, and exhibit the process of creative photojournalism and editing.
  • Keep informed of current events, take part in planning process and propose stories to be covered.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, including news vehicles, cameras, lights, editors, backpacks, and peripheral gear, initiating repairs when necessary.
  • Drive news vehicles to carry out the responsibilities of this role while maintaining an accident free driving record, avoiding parking tickets, and driving violations.
  • Effectively operate production and transmission equipment.
  • Tune in satellite, microwave and fiber transmissions to receive live reports or to record material from remote locations.
  • Coordinate playback of edited material and maintain video archives.
  • Duplicate material to fulfill requests as directed.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Previous full-time News experience in television field production preferred.
  • Professional recognition in the form of significant awards.
  • Valid driver's license and a good driving record.
  • Proficiency in use of production equipment and computers.
  • Proficiency in news operations and practices.
  • Experience with editing software, such as Adobe Premiere/Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects
  • Experience with Electronic News Production Systems (ENPS) preferred.
  • Understanding of Master Control systems and Satellite feed operations.
  • Consistently demonstrates creativity and independence in pursuit of stories and assignments.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Advanced training preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight for an extended period of time and physical ability to move quickly while carrying equipment when needed.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.

About Altice USA

Altice USA is a communications and media company that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. With a relentless focus on challenging today’s norm while developing the telecommunication of the future, our products and services bring people closer together and connect them to the things that matter most to them, faster and more easily than ever before.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news, telephony, and wireless offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between. 

Altice USA

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