Field Tech - Camera/Audio/Lighting (Part-Time, Tue/Wed/Thu)

C-Span Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago


To effectively perform field production operations including camera, audio, lighting, portable transmission and recording procedures to acquire a product consistent with the C-SPAN mission, corporate values, and technical standards.


  • Sets up and operates ENG cameras for single camera and multiple camera productions, including robotic cameras.

  • Sets up and operates audio equipment, including mixers, audio boards and microphones for our standard single and multiple camera productions and understands how that equipment works.

  • Sets up, operates and is knowledgeable about equipment and power requirements needed to light single camera and multi-camera events that take place in hotels, think tanks, Capitol Hill hearing rooms, etc.

  • Sets up and understands the operation and signal flow of all portable and permanent rack systems used in C-SPAN productions.

  • Sets up and operates C-SPANs portable transmission gear and understands how this equipment works.

  • Has knowledge of and understands how to route, patch and pool all permanently wired Capitol Hill rooms and locations to their respective hubs and hub rooms.

  • Has knowledge of and understands how to use the patch panels in the US Capitol technical hub.

  • Has knowledge of and understands how to use fiber transmission lines around Washington DC.

  • Sets up, operates, cleans and understands how recording decks work, including setting menu systems, etc.

  • Follows equipment procedures regarding safety, handling and trouble ticketing.


  • Completes a running log of the time, names and descriptions of people speaking during events when assigned.

  • Drives vans and mini-vans, knows directions to event sites in the metro area and can determine and follow appropriate parking procedures. Assists in the care and maintenance of these vehicles as well.

  • Follows all financial procedures and guidelines, including timely and correct expense reports, time sheets and leave and special requests.

  • Updates department records when necessary.

  • Has knowledge and/or can perform basic day-to-day workings of the equipment room (similar to those of the Technical Assets Assistant).

  • Stays abreast of and assists Field Department with integration of new technologies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Consistently watches the network and follows public affairs.

  • Demonstrates commitment to producing a quality, cost effective product.

  • Adapts to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrates dependability and initiative.

  • Acts as a member of a team.

  • Represents the network professionally in actions and appearance.


  • Ability to operate camera, audio, tape recorders and lighting operations.

  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with C-SPAN employees and external contacts.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work schedules and assignments.

  • Ability to drive cargo and passenger vans in accordance with C-SPAN vehicle operation guidelines.

  • Ability to consistently execute technical skills.

  • Ability to maintain accurate, legible records.

  • Routinely required to work overtime hours.

  • Willing and able to travel.

  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 lbs.

  • Frequently required to walk and stand for extended periods in time and in a variety of weather conditions while performing job.

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus two years relevant work experience.

  • Must possess an adequate credit rating to qualify for receipt of a company-issued credit card.

  • Must provide a current Motor Vehicle Record from the state that issued their drivers license and hold a valid drivers license.

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