Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Cinematographer to join our Video team. The job holder reports to the Director of Video. The Cinematographer will be responsible for selecting appropriate technical equipment to create striking and sharp images to be used in client videos, photoshoot, websites, social media and a vast array of other media. The job holder will be responsible for the visual impact of our images and the management of our camera and lighting team to achieve outcomes that meet our standard.

About Pulse

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach - with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We're also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

None of this would be possible without our incredible, passionate team who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content in many formats and across different channels, and delight our clients and partners with their creativity and talent for engaging their target audiences.

About the role

The Cinematographer will be responsible for the job duties below:

  • Assist with studio production setup and set preparation
  • Regularly update and modification of procedures and processes as needed to ensure project completion
  • Frame camera shots for live studio or field productions as directed
  • Utilize equipment and technology to enhance ENG production
  • Follow shoot schedules and call sheets
  • Liaising with lighting and technical staff to ensure seamless execution of projects
  • Resolve technical or practical issues
  • Edit footage as needed

Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role

  • You should have at least one-year hands-on experience in studio production and set up
  • You should have at least a Certificate in Cinematography or related field of study
  • Must have basic knowledge and experience in video editing
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative
  • You should be creative and versatile
  • You should have good communication skills, be committed to your work and dependable

Working at Pulse

The Pulse team is made up of incredible and passionate individuals who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content, also delighting our clients and partners with their creative ability to engage their target audiences.

As a team, we value creativity and curiosity, which helps us to stay ahead of the curve. Our Pan African team collaborates cross-functionally and values each other’s unique perspectives and opinions - true to our core values of teamwork. We also value trust as a team - both in how we work with each other transparently and how we deliver reliably for our clients. Our editorial and content team lead with credibility in a world of fake news, which our audience values immensely.


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