Commercial Videographer

Ref#: 32549
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Position Purpose:  The Commercial Videographer works with staff Producers, Directors, Editors and Sales Executives to produce original television commercials and promotions for KDKA-TV and WPCW’s advertising clients.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Videographer/Camera Operator

  • Editor                          

  • Sound Mixer

  • Lighting Director               

  • Support all studio and set productions with freelance and staff crews, and production equipment

  • Liaison between freelance community and KDKA-TV, WPCW-TV

  • Liaison between equipment rental/sales vendors and KDKA-TV, WPCW-TV

  • Prepare equipment for next-day productions

  • Manage production gear that may need picked up and/or dropped off prior to and after productions

  • Must work well with people and be a good communicator

  • Retrieve all freelancer reports and submit to producer, director or operations manager

  • Attend creative meetings between producers and clients

  • Scout locations prior to productions if possible

  • Supervise interns and log hours for reporting purposes


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

                   Operation of all production equipment Including:

  • Basic working knowledge of production equipment, Including camera equipment, sound equipment and lighting/grip equipment.

  • Basic lighting w/ in-house lighting packages as well as rented inventory when needed.

  • Studio lighting controls and applications.

  • Steadicam, jib-arm/crane and dolly operation.

  • Editing on Multi-Platform a plus. We edit on : FINAL CUT X, Adobe Premiere Pro/Avid DS, Avid Media Composer

  • College degree preferred.

  • Basic maintenance of all production equipment – cameras, mics, lights, etc.

  • Reports for all equipment sent out for repair.

  • Maintain production van including inspections, general service, cleaning, fueling, weekly visual inspections and parking.

  • Maintain Production expendables inventories and order expendables as needed using proper PO and management clearances. This wil include the purchase of tape stock, gels, diffusions, lamps, gaffer’s tape, black wrap, various studio grip supplies, camera/lens cleaning supplies etc.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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