Trainee News Camera Operator job, ITV News Central, Birmingham

ITV is looking for a Trainee News Camera Operator to join the team who produce award winning news programmes at ITV News Central.

Camera Operators provide first class camera and newsgathering skills, covering all aspects of output both on screen and online. As a Trainee News Camera Operator you will work with this multi-skilled team providing technical, craft and operational skills across the news service.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in all aspects of location newsgathering as well as operational production roles at base. With training and guidance you will develop your skills to shoot, collate, edit and send high quality footage, operate the satellite newsgathering truck (SNG) and LiveU, operate in traffic, studio floor and other production areas to support the needs of a busy and vibrant news operation.

Your rostered hours will include some evening and weekend working. Because of the nature of news production you will be required to work outdoors for long periods. There will be occasions when you are required to work long and unsociable hours at short notice.

As a Trainee News Camera Operator, you will certainly have a passion for live TV news production, particularly in a creative and operational capacity.

You will be a highly motivated individual as well as friendly and approachable.

You will be committed to working as part of a successful team, sharing the responsibility for supporting programme production by having the willingness and aptitude to learn many new skills with appropriate training.

Above all, you will be an excellent communicator who is quick thinking and calm under pressure, able to digest and react to information efficiently.

A good level of physical fitness is required due to the weight of the equipment needed in this role. The successful candidate will be asked to undergo a pre-employment medical check to ensure their fitness to perform the job and to identify any pre-existing medical conditions that may be exacerbated by carrying a reasonably heavy camera and kit. 

If you have a clean driving licence, a passion for News & Technology and are looking to make a start in your career or expand on your current skills and experience, this could be the perfect role for you – Apply now via this link:

The deadline for applications is Friday, 27 April.


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