TV MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR - PART TIME
The Master Control Operator is responsible for monitoring the quality and integrity of our on-air signals and program schedule as well as ensuring the transmission meets government regulations and the station's technical standards. This position reports to the Director of Engineering.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Perform on-air switching for live events.
• Perform technical check-ins of news, production, and remote venue productions prior to air.
• Operate recording and ingest systems, satellite receivers, and computer-based systems.
• Operate automation playlist and play to air server systems.
• Prepare and check programming material for on-air playback via automation system.
• Verify all material airing by referencing program logs.
• Monitor on-air signals for quality control using broadcast test equipment and systems.
• Anticipate and troubleshoot issues when they occur.
• Provide high-level customer support and service to News and Production.
• Communicate and interface on a daily basis with Programming.
• Provide a daily report of on-air discrepancies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
College degree or technical certification in a related field, or 3-5 years' experience as a master control operator.
Must have the ability to multi-task, remain calm under duress, and know when to escalate issues to the Master Control Supervisor or to Engineering. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent written and verbal command of the English language. Must work well in a team environment, be self-motivated, and a fast learner. Exhibit a professional attitude at all times and be able to perform in a high-pressure environment. Possess strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Must possess the requisite knowledge of television standards (NTSC, ATSC) and formats (SD/HD-SDI) to assess technical quality of audio and video signals.
Must have experience using television test and monitoring equipment (waveform monitors, vectorscopes, audio level meters, spectrum analyzers).
Knowledge and experience operating Imagine Communications ADC-100 playlist automation, XOR Media (formerly Sea Change) BMC30000 play to air server, DVC Pro VTRs is highly desirable. Knowledge of modern satellite transmission schemes and file-based workflows are also desirable.
This position requires the ability to work variable hours including weekends, nights, and holidays.