Outdoor Sportsman Group

Fort Worth, TX

Title:  SkyCam Operator

Department: Production Skycam

Business Unit: OSG

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Reports To: Independent Contractor or OCE 

Job Type: Contract


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam. 

SkyCam® is a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of mobile aerial cameras systems.  SkyCam® plays a significant role in changing the way live sporting events are broadcast, including NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.


Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, the main duty of the SkyCam Operator is to ensure the safe and effective framing, focus and operation of the SkyCam system delivering the most exciting shots to live-event broadcasts through sound processes and operations and effective communication between the Pilot, EIC, Technical Operations manager and Sky-NOC. 


Examples of work performed:

  • Frame, Focus and provide stabilized acquisition of directed and undirected shots through use use remote heads and gimbals.
  • Follow and Operate the SkyCam system within the safe protocols and procedures established.
  • Interfaces directly with the Pilot, EIC, and Technical Operations Manager and NOC to ensure safe and proper installation.  
  • Capable of flying and orienting and positioning SkyCam system for camera operators live events
  • Familiar with the operation of all necessary tools and the various pieces and parts to assemble and rig the system. 
  • Works under the direction of the NOC & Technical Operations Manager regarding the deployment of the system and the maintenance and repair of the systems. 
  • Communicates all technical needs and irregular operations to the onsite Pilot, EIC, NOC and TOM
  • Attends Camera meetings and represents safe capabilities to clients 
  • While on client job sites, responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    1. Equipment setup and operation.
    2. Interfacing with client and venue personnel.
    3. Safe operation of equipment (weather, equipment breakdowns, etc.)..
    4. Report and directly communicate all equipment issues and recommendations to the Pilot, EIC, TOM and NOC.
    5. Provide updates to site surveys as needed.
  • Ensure all safety schedules and protocols are flowed including Pre-Flight, NOC, and flight parameters


This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 


Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.
  • Extremely high stress environment, fast-paced with multi-level distractions.
  • Ability to work extended hours; nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Valid Driver’s License as required.



  • Minimum
    1. High school diploma required. High School or GED
    2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in remote camera/ pan/tilt head operation, aircraft operation and control, drone operation and control, and/or a strong background preferably in media, broadcasting, technical, IT, engineering, or production industry. 
    3. Proficient in the use of MS Windows and an understanding of basic electronics and networking is a must.
    4. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred (AS or Technical School acceptable).    


Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skilled in the use of remote heads, gimbals, drones and camera systems
  • Must have the ability to manage through complex situations in a professional manner.  
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Skilled in the use of computers.
  • Electrically and mechanically inclined, proficient with hand tools and electrical test equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Possesses good analytical and creative skills.
  • Strong communications skills and eagerness to collaborate with different people.
  • Comfort with working in a rapidly changing environment and open to innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as required.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.