Volunteers usually begin in basic level positions. As you gain more experience and training, you have the opportunity to move into positions that require more responsibility and provide more challenge. Below are the most common positions at Rogers TV:
Please note that there are pre-requisites for some positions:
The audio operator sets up all microphones, cues audio tapes, CDs or Video Tape Recorders and mixes the sound sources including studio microphones, music tapes, CDs and sound from videotape.
The camera operator provides the shots that the director calls for quickly and accurately. Movements should be smooth and pleasing to the eye. An experienced camera operator will suggest different and interesting shots. During a mobile production, the camera operator will help set-up and take-down the camera.
The videotape recorder operator will run both playback and record functions on VTRs. They also ensure the program is recorded at the proper audio levels.
The floor director is the director’s right-hand person on the studio floor and is responsible for making sure the set is ready to go, helping with sound checks and making the talent comfortable. The floor director gives time and specialty cues to the talent and supervises post- production tear down and equipment storage.
The Graphics operator is to generate titles using a graphics computer and incorporate the graphics into the production according to the director’s cues.
The communications operator answers and directs phone calls during live call-in shows using the Getner computerized phone system. They are responsible for providing direction to callers and ensuring calls go "hot" to the studio at the right time.
Production Assistants may take on many tasks assisting the director with production in the studio or mobile. Often the responsibility of a Production Assistant is to follow the script and keep track of the time within the show. This is a very important position.
The ENG shooter is the camera and audio operator during an ENG shoot. He/she is also responsible for proper lighting and ensuring that all the necessary elements of an ENG story are recorded on tape.
The ENG reporter produces magazine-type stories in the field. He/she is responsible for setting up the story and being the on-air reporter. The ENG reporter works in cooperation with the shooter to make sure all of the story elements are recorded on tape.
Make Up Artist
This person applies make up to the host and guests in either our studio or on location programs in a quick and efficient manner. The programs can either be LIVE or taped.