Steadicam/Jib Operator, Per Diem (WGN-TV)

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


WGN-TV has an immediate opening for a Per Diem Steadicam/Jib operator to work in a dynamic broadcast environment. The successful candidate will be able to listen to director’s commands and react swiftly and accurately.  Responsible for correctly positioning and framing shots. Be able to make smooth on-air moves.

You must thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing collaborative environment with constant deadline pressure.



  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including set up and maintaining of vests and jib.  May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
  • Other engineering experience a plus in areas of audio, robotic camera, Adobe Premiere editing, or master control. 


Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Three years of experience in professional live broadcast operations (radio/TV/cable) required.
  • Experience running professional vest managed steadicam and jib cameras, a 40 pound weight minimum is a consideration for this role – Must be able to lift, carry, and move with a minimum of 40lbs 
  • 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.
  • Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.
  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment.

The WGN-TV facility originates WGN-TV/Channel 9 as well as three national networks. This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends and holidays, along with overtime as situations demand.

This position is a part time position which will require membership in IBEW.
WGN-TV is located seven miles northwest of downtown Chicago just minutes from I-94. We offer a competitive salary as well as free on-site parking for employees. Do you have what it takes to be on our team? Send us your resume and take your first step towards becoming a part of the WGN-TV crew!

Apply On-line:–Per-Diem–WGN-TV-_REQ-19227


Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

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


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