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Prompter/Sliding Break Operator (Contract)

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New York, NY

Posted Mar 2, 2023 - Requisition No. 114411

Bloomberg LP has built a significant media business spanning television, digital, magazine, radio and live event platforms across the globe. In the midst of a historic time in the media industry, Bloomberg Media is growing its global footprint and reach through new innovations from QuickTake to New Economy to our rapidly growing consumer subscription business.
Bloomberg Media Group is seeking a combined freelance Prompter and Sliding Break Operator at our World Headquarters in New York City. The candidate will operate the teleprompter and sliding break PC for our daily live broadcast.
A teleprompter operator uses the teleprompter technology to scroll through scripted material. The candidate must be able to match the speed of the scrolling text to the speaking of the presenter and adjust to any improvisation of the scripts. The candidate must be able to read the text and understand the prompting cues within the scripts, as well as setup and operate the teleprompter.
A sliding break operator's main responsibility is to keep the time for the show. The candidate is responsible for rolling the soft commercial breaks during LIVE broadcasts. The candidate should be able to do basic time mathematics and calculate in and out block times on the fly.
This position requires the individual be able to work flexible shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends, and holiday work may be required. The candidate must be able to sit for many hours and use a hand controller scroll wheel.


  •  Operate the teleprompter during live and taped events
  •  Operate the sliding break pc during live events
  •  Work with on-air talent with different speech patterns
  • Ensure the teleprompter system is in working condition before the program is on air
  • Ensure the sliding pc is in working condition before the program is on air
  •  Move quickly and accurately under pressure in a fast-paced broadcast environment
  •  Collaborate with the technical team and editorial personnel
  •  Understand the flow and composition of a live news broadcast


  •  Bachelor's degree
  •  Familiarity with the dynamics of a live studio environment
  •  Willingness to work weekends, overnights, early mornings and holidays
  •  Ability to work in highly distracting settings and under considerable pressure
  •  Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
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    Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email

Salary Range: 30 - 30 USD Hourly

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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