Field Engineer - WRC (NABET)

Posted: 3/9/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Job purpose: Cover local news for NBC4 and participate in the newsgathering and editorial process.
  • Operate camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment to cover live and taped events
  • Utilize new and emerging technologies to develop content for NBC4 platforms
  • Respond quickly to breaking news while taking direction and interacting with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room, and appropriate NBC personnel
  • Interact with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room and acquisition personnel
  • Work with others efficiently under daily deadline pressure
  • Solve technical issues in the field


  • Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 2 years newsgathering experience
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in combination of shooting live events, editing on nonlinear systems and operating ENG live/microwave truck
    • Ability to operate a live truck


    Additional Job Requirements

    • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or greater
    • Must be available on evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Must have valid driver’s license

      Desired Qualifications

      • Excellent storytelling and editorial skills
      • Ability to work under extreme deadlines
      • Ability to simultaneously shoot, edit and operate an ENG truck
      • Satellite truck operation
      • Portable microwave gear experience
      • Knowledge and ability to operate communication tools and stay connected with the assignment constituencies (i.e. use of email software, cell phone, messaging tools, etc)
      • Must be proficient working with Edius edit v.6, and newer, systems
      • Must be Proficient in the Panasonic P2 workflow
      • Must have strong understanding of computer/IT workflows
      • Must understand File Transfer Protocols
      • Proficient in HD lighting, HD videography, non-linear editing with Avid & Final Cut, Dalet editing, microwave truck operations
      • Familiarity with new technologies such as Live U transmission, Go Pro cameras and Latakoo file sharing camera equipment
      • Working knowledge of digital journalism production techniques and technology and experience sending content to digital properties
      • Knowledge and ability to operate communication tools and stay connected with the assignment constituencies (i.e. use of email software, cell phone, messaging tools, etc)
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Collaborative work style
      • Team player
      • Passion for news
      • Possess strong news judgment
      • Continuous learning mindset and early adopter of new technologies

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