Steadicam Operator


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 5+ years

NewsNation is a national news cable network currently reaching approximately 75 million television households across the United States. The network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group (NXST).

NewsNation is currently searching for a Steadicam Operator for our national newscasts, based in our Washington, DC studios.


  • The successful candidate will be able to listen to director’s commands and react swiftly and accurately for correctly positioning and framing shots including the x/y axis and for camera “shading” and color correction for multiple cameras.
  • Must be able to make smooth on-air moves.
  • Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up programming and troubleshooting the Steadicam & jib systems and maintenance of vests and related equipment.
  • May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
  • Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team.
  • All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.


  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience running professional vest managed steadicam cameras, in professional live television broadcast operations required.
  • A 40-pound weight minimum is a consideration for this role – Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs
  • Other engineering experience in areas of robotic camera operation a plus
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

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