KRQE News 13, the leading TV and digital news operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico is looking for a full-time helicopter pilot to fly Sky News 13, an AS350B2 Eurocopter series aircraft. You will be responsible for ensuring all operations involving the company aircraft are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, the Sky News 13 Procedures Manual, and all local,
state and military regulations. In addition, the ideal candidate
must meet all company insurance requirements. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The pilot is responsible for flying Sky News 13 to breaking news and events occurring in the Albuquerque market in a responsible and safe manner. He or she is responsible for making sure the aircraft remains clean and mission ready with all required maintenance. The pilot will work with news managers to coordinate coverage.
Applicant must have a minimum of two years production experience in a news operation. Strong working knowledge of news procedures, studio camera, floor directing, VTR operations, audio operations and character generation. Knowledge of Ross Synergy MDX Production Switcher or similar multiple ME-bank switchers is required. Knowledge of Avid DEKO 3000, Avid Airspeed, ENPS, and I-News Command is strongly encouraged as well. Strong leadership ability, and ability to work well under pressure is a must. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Knowledge of TV camera operation, floor directing, and general lighting. Prior television production experience helpful. Must be able to work mornings and weekends. Must have valid driver’s license. Driving record will be checked. Duties:
Responsibilities will, include, but not limited to: Operating cameras during newscasts and/or live shows. Maneuvering cameras and following instructions from director. Prepares studio set to ensure lights and mics are functioning. Handles teleprompter, assists with audio setup, floor directing, and set construction. General maintenance of studio area for newscasts/local programming and recordings. Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Work involves moving the studio camera with wheels. Pulls and pivots the camera in the direction required. Stands to operate studio camera. May lift and carry heavy equipment. Work also includes walking between news and production. May assist with media prep operations. Studio maintenance to replace lamps, move camera props and use of ladder to reach necessary equipment.