Per Diem Robotic Camera Engineer

WGN-TV has an immediate opening for a Robotic Camera engineer to work in a dynamic broadcast environment operating remotely controlled robotic cameras during live news broadcasts and recorded studio productions. This person will be responsible for correctly positioning and framing shots and for camera “shading” and color correction. You must be able to quickly react to director commands. You must thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing collaborative environment with constant deadline pressure.

Interested candidate must be a team player.  Other engineering experience a plus in areas of news production (TD, Audio), Satellite Transmission, Steadicam or Air Control.

Desired Experience and Skills:

Five years of experience in professional live broadcast operations (radio/TV/cable) required.

You must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Experience with television audio/video routing systems is required.

This position requires correct evaluation of picture color and tone. The ability to distinguish colors is critical.

This position must be able perform daily camera set up.

Experience running professional robotic video cameras required.

A flexible work schedule is required, including early mornings, nights and weekends to meet the 24/7 operational needs

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 and a 24-hour cable news operation. This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends and holidays, along with overtime as situations demand.

This position is a per diem position which will require membership in IBEW.

WGN-TV is located seven miles northwest of downtown Chicago just minutes from I-94. We offer excellent benefits and 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!

Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, send cover letter/resume to:

WGN-TV Human Resources Department

2501 W. Bradley Place

Chicago, IL 60618

Fax:  773-528-1387

Apply On-line:  Please go to, go to Careers, then job listings and search for keywords “Per Diem Robotic Camera Engineer”.