Field Photographer

Posted: 10/7/2019 | Expires: 11/6/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are looking for an experienced ENG Field Photographer to join our Chicago Bureau. As the Photographer, you cover breaking News and planned events both domestically and internationally. You work with other field photographers, field techs, satellite truck operators, engineers, field producers and reporters. You are comfortable covering breaking News as a one-person team and should also be comfortable covering breaking news as well as protest/riots, rallies and war zone conflicts with traditional ENG cameras. As the ENG Field Photographer, you are equally comfortable with large production that includes multi-camera shoots using full sensor cinematic cameras. This includes the lighting techniques associated with high end production. You have flexibility in your schedule and are willing and able to travel and work weekends when needed.

Job Number: 50010224


  • Adobe Premier editing
  • Lead Multi-camera assignments
  • Full frame camera assignments
  • Configure audio for single and multiple camera set-ups
  • FTP, LiveU, BGAN operations
  • Perform satellite, microwave, fiber and truck transmissions/operations
  • Safely drive company owned and rental vehicles
  • Extensive, last minute travel for breaking news


  • 5+ years professional experience in the field
  • Strong lighting skills and experience with long format shoots
  • In-depth Knowledge of Panasonic & Sony ENG cameras and file workflow operations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Drone experience/Part 107 is a plus
  • The flexibility and speed to work in a high stress breaking News environment
  • Versatile and prepared to work in the bureau one day, shoot and edit the next and operate an easy-to-use auto acquisition satellite truck the 3rd day
  • Extensive travel and the ability to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the demands of a 24- hour news operation is essential
  • Working knowledge of field audio mixers
  • Ability to mix and route audio for multiple camera shoots
  • Proficiency in mixing Live remotes with IFB communications
  • Experience with video photography and non-linear video editing
  • Experience with lighting techniques
  • Familiar with streaming technologies, satellite news-gathering vehicles
  • Willingness to be trained on a transmitting satellite camera crew vehicle
  • Valid Driver’s License and Passport
  • A clean driving record is required, CDL a plus
  • Willing to be trained to drive a larger vehicle

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