Position Title: Field Camera Operator
Employment: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Non-remote
Travel: 30-40%
Start Date: Rolling Basis

Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values. Since its founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on high school and college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 3,500 campuses, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest-growing youth organization in America.

Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and creative field camera operator to join our dynamic team. The field camera operator is responsible for operating the video production gear to capture high quality video and audio to meet the needs of the video production department. The field operator works closely with the DP / Director(s) / Producer(s) to select proper equipment, determine necessary settings, and understand project deliverables. The person who fills this position will be responsible for executing the following duties as well as additionally assigned tasks:


  • Setting up and operating the camera according to the requests and standards set by the Main Camera Operator / DP / UPM / Director(s)
  • Testing camera angles and camera movements requested by the Main Camera Operator / DP / UPM / Director(s)
  • Capture quality footage from a fixed or moving position
  • Resolve technical problems
  • Edit footage as needed (Assembling Raw Footage, Inputting sound, graphics, effects to enhance footage, Improving and Correcting Lighting, Coloring, and Faulty Footage, Working closely with Post-Supervisor, Directors Keeping Project and Files Organized, Exporting Final Drafts according to Distribution Needs)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Post Production Experience
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and DaVinci Experience
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge of filming and capturing footage
  • Experience operating relevant equipment(Cameras, Rigs, Steady Cams, Movis, etc.)
  • Strong Portfolio of previous camera experience

    WOW Skills:

    • Colorist Experience
    • Drone Operation License

    Success Factors (Personality Factors that Enable Success):

    • Attention to detail
    • Willing to take direction
    • Creative
    • Flexibility, Adaptability
    • Communicative
    • Passion for Production

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    • Capable of carrying heavy equipment, and standing for long periods of time
    • Preparedness for long set days
    • Willingness to Travel

    Our video team has one goal: make the most powerful videos on the internet. We're a well-equipped operation that hustles to create timely, original narrative based videos for our tens of millions strong audience. We love freedom and free markets - and we believe that young freedom-lovers like ourselves deserve a better class of internet video. We will be making some of the most beautiful, artistic and original videos in the political landscape in the coming years.

    Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and its responsibilities. It is not an exhaustive list of all tasks and requirements. The responsibilities and qualifications may evolve in accordance with the needs of the organization.

      Please provide your video reel in the questionnaire section. For each of the videos, please specify your roles and duties. Your resume will be rejected upon receipt if there is no portfolio provided.

      Please note that wages posted on third party sites such as Indeed are auto generated and are not accurate.

      All applicants will be subject to a background check and would be required to sign an NDA for employment.