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KTUU-TV Full-Time/Temp Master Control Operator

KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a full-time, temporary Master Control Operator. This position is responsible for switching all logged commercial and program content on KTUU`s broadcast signal(s), monitoring and maintaining the technical quality of that content - as well as the quality of the transmission of that content (in conjunction with the Engineering Department) -recording incoming program and commercial feeds as required, and various other related duties. This will be a long-term, temporary assignment, possible leading to a permanent position. We`re seeking someone with, preferably, a year or more experience in the field. A valid driver`s license, with a good driving record, is required, as is a high school degree/GED. Some collegiate or vocational training is preferred.


  • Switch programs and commercials from video tape, video server, live network, live news and other sources.
  • Sign Program Log.
  • Check program list and make sure all programs (tapes) scheduled for the shift are on the shelf and all the program episode numbers match the list and log.
  • Using timing sheets, calculator and other resources, establish accurate timings for all program and spot content in order to identify all the local break hit times, and keep the on-air product on time.
  • Manually time-out any programs having missing or confusing timing sheets, making corrections or additions to the timing sheet(s), as needed.
  • Maintain an accurate commercial program log, with clear notations regarding any changes or discrepancies.
  • Monitor on-air product.
  • Run commercial breaks and write down on the log all the actual times that the commercials run.
  • Record incoming program feeds.
  • Management of multiple video servers (recording & playback).
  • Digitize commercial or promo spots and programs as needed.
  • Monitor the EAS and perform tests/alerts - including Amber Alerts - as required.
  • Timely communications with other KTUU Departments regarding issues that may arise requiring input, assistance or decisions.
  • Log-in to the MCR utility computer for access to the Discrepancy Report form and NBC Urgent Messaging System and Affiliate Partnership Tool.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete Discrepancy Report Monitor the status of the broadcast transmitter(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient use of computers, including Microsoft Office and Google.
  • Ability to stay focused while monitoring signal quality and programming accuracy.
  • Able to handle high-stress situations and pressure deadlines.
  • Able to react quickly to changing circumstances while remaining calm
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must have good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision; initiative to address issues immediately.
  • Able to work well with others in the department, as well as other departments.
  • Must be flexible to work any shift including, weekend, overnights and holidays.
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment.

Interested candidates please visit the following web site: and search Requisition Number KTUU1327 to learn more about the position and apply. NORTHERN LIGHTS MEDIA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment background check.

DEADLINE: 2013-06-21