Prompter/Sliding Break Operator (Contract)

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New York, NY

Posted Mar 25, 2024 - Requisition No. 124068

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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 looking for a combined freelance Prompter and Sliding Break Operator at our World Headquarters in New York City. The candidate will operate the teleprompter station and sliding break PC, facilitating our daily live broadcasts.
As a teleprompter operator, the candidate will utilize specialized prompting hardware & software to scroll through scripts, allowing on-air talent to read news stories at their natural comfort levels . A qualified candidate must be able to match their text scrolling speed to the unique rhythms and cadences of on-air talent and adjust to any improvisation or deviation from scripts. The candidate will be expected to read the script and understand the prompting cues within, as well as setup, operate, and assist in technical troubleshooting with the teleprompter.
A sliding break operator's overall domain is maintaining an accurate timing workflow for live broadcasts. A qualified candidate will be responsible for manually triggering soft commercial breaks at the behest of show directors and counting into hard breaks during live broadcasts, as well as counting control rooms and on-set personnel through the commercial breaks themselves. The ideal candidate will have a keen sense of time and time-based mathematics, as they will be called on to calculate show timing details on the fly. The sliding break operator will also be responsible for QC, watching show output air-chains and flagging any discrepancies or errors to appropriate teams should they arise.
This position requires the individual be able to work flexible shifts as needed. 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
  •  Prompt for on-air talent with varying patterns of speech
  •  Account for any delays from international talent reading prompter over long distances.
  •  Ensure the teleprompter system is properly configured before on air the program
  •  Ensure the sliding pc is in working condition before on air the program
  •  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 a high-energy live control room environment, under the pressure of a live news workflow.
  •  Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
  •  Familiarity with Cue-It prompting systems, RTS panel communications, and ENPS Production rundowns are a plus.


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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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