Westminster, London, SW1




ENG Camera Operator / Video Editor

RT UK are seeking an ENG Camera Operator / Video Editor to produce shots using creative visual skills.

You will also shoot, light, and set up sound and talk-back feeds to provide Live-U feeds, as well as location sound and edit.

About the Role

Our ENG team produce required shots by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills.

ENG Camera Operators are responsible for preparing and looking after the camera equipment on location.

You will be expected to liaise with UK and international directors, producers, and camera supervisor.


You must be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure to produce live and edited packages.


You will be expected to problem solve and be proactive in achieving objectives with limited resources often under tight deadlines. 


Our ENG camera operators shoot, light, and set up sound and talkback feeds to provide Live-U feeds.  They also do location sound and edit. Often this is a one person operation, working with our correspondents on location.


You will be able to maintain personal effectiveness in the times of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with tough situations.


The job can be stressful and physically tiring and demanding, often requiring travel between locations and work in different weather conditions. 


You may be required to be able to handle heavy camera equipment, and studio furniture where needed.


Main responsibilities:

  • Communicating effectively with the directors and producers
  • Assembling and setting up equipment, editing video or location or in an edit suite in our Westminster hub
  • Responding quickly to new directions as stories evolve and develop
  • Liaising with the news organiser to establish links and test comms
  • Using feedback to develop packages and live transmissions, ensuring they fit the given news bulletin
  • Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas
  • Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor
  • Taking sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved in the filming
  • Keeping up to date with filming methods and equipment
  • Attending training when required
  • Repairing and maintaining equipment
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of health and safety issues.

About You

Skills required:

  • A full clean driving licence as most UK shoots are reached by car
  • Can-do attitude
  • In depth knowledge of camera equipment, lighting, sound and talkback  facilities
  • Ability to video edit packages to tell a story in a competent manner
  • Ability to frame and compose shots that are commensurate to the programme
  • The capacity to multi-task and take direction from others
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight news deadlines
  • Attention to detail, using line-up time fully to ensure that new bulletins go smoothly.


  • Locations work can be central London, UK, or Europe depending on editorial requirements
  • The shift pattern is Monday to Friday, with varying shifts, and 1 in 4 on call. (Subject to future change as the business requirements change
  • The job also includes rotation onto other RT entertainment shows, with possibility of worldwide shoots using a variety of camera equipment
  • Salary is DOE. 20 days holiday plus UK bank holidays, a workplace pension and private medical insurance options are available.


Next Step:

Please click the ‘apply’ button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.