Master Control Operator

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Job Title: Master Control Operator

Reports To: Broadcast Operations Manager

Department: Engineering/Operations

FLSA Status:   Part Time Non Exempt

SUMMARY

  • A Master Control Operator is responsible for quality control on air, program acquisition into server, monitoring transmitters and station return feeds, troubleshooting technical difficulties, develop a fluent working knowledge of automation & related systems, and perform other duties as defined by the Supervisor. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following:

  • Gain and maintain a thorough knowledge of equipment used to execute the on air functions (Crispin Automation, Vantage Transcoding, basic FTP use, Transmitter remote).
  • Monitor all station return feeds to ensure quality and continuity.
  • Ingest, preview, and verify file transfers of on-air content to playback server.
  • Follow up by reporting missing items. Identify and report programming discrepancies.
  • Monitor automation playlist elements to ensure that they will be ready for transmission at required time and follow traffic log.
  • Effectively communicate and troubleshoot all outages/issues as needed
  • Answer, direct, and/or respond to emails and occasional phone calls.
  • Ensure that all ingest/monitoring/server equipment is operational and notify the proper personnel if it is not.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including guidelines and best practices.
  • Verify all paid spots and promos air as scheduled
  • Develop a working knowledge of non-commercial FCC policies
  • Monitor transmitter remote: log transmitter readings, ensure operation within FCC guidelines, & verify accurate PSIP data. Notify supervisor of problems.
  • Network with other departments as necessary to maintain quality on air product..
  • Monitor Closed Captioning: report non-compliance programs & related viewer comments
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of the following: Google Tools (docs, drive, etc…), PC/Mac OS terminology, & FTP terminology
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and troubleshoot before affecting air.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must have flexible work schedule to work anytime in a 24/7 operation (nights, weekends, holidays).
  • Prior applicable experience is a plus

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Fast paced environment
  • Majority of work time will be spent sedentary

PAY & HOURS

  • Available shifts: Friday 11p – Saturday 11am OR Saturday 11pm – Sunday 11am
  • Fill in for vacations & holidays as requested

Please send your cover letter and resume to Sean Griffis (sean@tv45.org).

PERSONAL INFORMATION