In a broadcast news capacity, this person uses station equipment to record news events and other activities for the purpose of using the content in stories for the newscast. Often videographers are assigned to edit their stories as well.
Good videographers are part grip (they carry around and set up all kinds of equipment) and part artist (when time and circumstances permit, they can tell stories with pictures alone.)
The person in this critical position helps bring the event’s sounds to an audience. Lots of equipment that needs to be set up and monitored in this area, including devices to capture crowd noise, natural sound on the field, and the on-air talent.
Responsibilities also include setting up the off-air communication between producers, talent, studio and crew.
This is the hot seat in the control room or production truck for any live event or broadcast. At the command of the Director, this person pushes the buttons to air specific camera shots, graphics, animated elements, replays, and more.
It takes lots of experience to get to serve in this position, and if you like an adrenalin rush in the middle of the action, this spot’s for you.