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Director of Photography

Company name
The University of North Carolina System.

Raleigh, NC
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Type of Position



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-TV, Public Media North Carolina, seeks a Director of Photography to contribute to internal studio production but mostly field productions. The ideal candidate will be a proficient videographer with expertise in operation of a range of cameras plus have advanced understanding of the documentary production process and general film grammar. The Director of Photography will supervise all studio lighting design and implementation for projects shot in one of two onsite studios (60’ x 70’ and 46’ x 60’). These projects include fixed setups for weekly shows as well as lighting design for specials involving six cameras, multiple talent and risers with guests. The candidate is also expected to supervise lighting on more involved field shoots, such as documentaries with higher production values and off-site panel discussions. An understanding of safe use of high currents in unfamiliar places is essential. This position reports to the Field Production Manager on


-TV’s Production Services team.

Please note: applicant should include a link in their cover letter or resume to a 5-10 minute demo reel featuring studio lighting setups the applicant designed, and field video demonstrating lighting and overall shooting skill.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit


-TV, Public Media North Carolina, provides people of all ages with enriching media through its distinctive array of programs and services online and via four digital channels:




& More,


-EX-The Explorer Channel, Rootle-


-TV’s 24/7



Channel and the North Carolina Channel-Stories with a Local Accent.


-TV’s 12 stations comprise North Carolina’s only statewide television network, made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support. Additionally,


-TV provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers.


-TV is committed to producing, broadcasting and sharing content for and about North Carolina, making it the most important source of information about the state. Visit and join the conversation by connecting with us at, @unctv on Twitter and

SPA Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience related to the area of assignment in a broadcast television, radio and emerging media environment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Hiring Salary Range


EPA Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications)


Thorough knowledge of a wide variety of visual techniques for diverse stylistic presentations. This includes everything from handheld shooting solo to acting as Director of Production on large-crew shoots.

An understanding of visual and audio fundamentals is essential, as well as the application of that understanding to use technology to further a vision.

A deep skill-set gained through production work as a camera operator or videographer but also roles such as lighting director, best boy, grip and company electric, as well as experience shooting with a variety of field cameras, from DSLRs to larger



Ability to plan and execute studio lighting plans for new sets, including drawing plots and safely hanging lights.

Ability to understand film grammar as a conveyance of story through narrative structure and how individual shots contribute to that endeavor.

Ability to use non-linear editing systems such as Premiere Pro.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle is essential.

Ability to make aesthetic judgments regarding production values.

Ability to successfully work with others and communicate ideas.

Management Preferences

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants: Please include all of your education and work experience in the employment application form. A resume submitted in lieu of the application will not be accepted. The applicant should also provide a 5-10 minute demo reel featuring studio lighting setups the applicant designed, and field video demonstrating lighting and overall shooting skill. Include link to demo reel in cover letter or resume.

If no applicants apply who meet the required training and experience, management may consider other applicants.

This job is considered at salary grade 68.

Work is at the Advanced Competency Level.

Hiring salary range: $$47,983-$60,894.

Please note: a background check will be conducted on the applicant finalist prior to the offer of employment.


The University of North Carolina General Administration (


GA) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


GA is a


Federal Contractor.

To claim veterans’ preference, all eligible persons shall submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with a State Application for Employment (Form PD-107 or equivalent) to the appointing authority.


General Administration participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Company Profile
The University of North Carolina has a rich heritage of academic excellence. Chartered in 1789, UNC was the first public university in the United States and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. Today, UNC is a multi-campus university composed of all 16 of North Carolina's public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students. To learn more about our campuses, academic programs and the University of North Carolina, please feel free to explore this site.

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