Employment opportunities

Production Craft is always looking for talented people with creative and technical skills in video production and sales. Please find our current job openings below. If you don’t see any open positions for you, feel free to use the “Freelancer Application.” We will then put you into our system and contact you for future freelance needs.


Video Production Technician

Excellent job for a Video Production generalist who is passionate about cameras, audio, and computer technology. Production Craft is active in television broadcast, high end video production, webcasting and system integration and is a great place to work with each day presenting a different opportunity. 

The Video Production Technician will be responsible for shoot prep, equipment set-up, site survey, and coordination and procurement of rental  equipment. You would be working with and learning from many of Chicago’s best Camera, Audio and Lighting people.

Knowledge and skills in both simple and complex audio set-ups, production lighting, television live shots, and Webcast encoder operation would be a major asset. A comfort with communication and interaction with other crew and client staff is essential.

Current or acquired skills will allow for involvement in field production positions providing professional development and career advancement.


Hours are 40 hours per week with some overtime, occasional early and late hours are to be expected. Loading and lifting are also part of the job and the applicant should be extremely organized with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks. Both mechanical and computer aptitude should be considered a prerequisite.


Benefits include vacation / holiday pay, health insurance and Simple IRA.

Production Craft is an equal opportunity employer and is a supportive workplace that values its employees and their contributions.

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Freelance producer/director

Production Craft is looking for freelance producer/directors for a variety of corporate and broadcast projects. Need an experienced person for:

  • Preproduction, including scouting locations, scripting and/or working with writers, talent and stock search, schedules and shot lists

  • Conducting interviews, directing crews and talent on-location

  • Post script from sound bites and direct edits

Work is usually local to Chicago area, but some travel may be involved.

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Freelance videographer

Production Craft is looking for freelance Videographers & Camera Operators to join our team of freelancers! Operators will vary from project to project. We are looking for those who have experience in multi-cam productions, live shots for news broadcasts and webcast events, interviews, and b-roll shoots.

  • Proficient in operating 4K & HD Cameras such as Canon C300 Mk I & II, Sony PMW-Fs7, Sony PMW-F5, Sony PMW-F55, Sony A7SII, Panasonic HPX 2700 or equivalent.

  • Lighting & audio knowledge and experience is preferred.

  • Must be able to lift equipment to 40 lbs. Ability to load & strike gear is mandatory.  

Please provide resume, demo reel, and full (10 hours) and half (5 hours) day rates. Specify which format or style and cameras preferred. Owner/operators specify camera package and rate.

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Freelance technician

Production Craft is looking for freelance Technicians to schedule on a first come, first serve project basis.

Experience in live shots is required. Must be comfortable in handling IFB/ intercom lines. Assistance in micing talent, setting up camera shots, and directing talent. Basic understanding of a digital router is a plus.

Please provide resume, demo reel, & rate for an 8 hour day.

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Freelance audio engineer

Production Craft is looking for freelance Audio Engineers to be added to a monthly rotation gig. Previous live shot/news broadcast experience is a must.

This specific role requires knowledge and experience in operating a LS9-16 or similar digital board during a live shot in order to maintain appropriate broadcast levels. Must be comfortable in dealing with IFB/ intercom lines, setting up and maintaining wireless microphone and intercom transmitters/ receivers, and handling multiple scene setups in a fast paced atmosphere.

Please provide resume, demo reel, & rate for an 8 hour day.

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Internship

Production Craft fills internship positions every semester.
This is an unpaid internship—we like it to be for credit, but candidates who have recently graduated college are acceptable. Currently, we are looking for interns who would be available 2 days a week. An intern with flexibility in his or her schedule is a plus. We will provide a balanced intern experience, including exposure to both production and post-production.

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General freelance application

Fill out this form if you don’t see any open positions for you but would like to be put into our system.