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Master Control Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Telemundo Phoenix has an opening in our engineering department for a Master Control Operator position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities:

  • The Master Control Operator is responsible for acquiring digital content
  • identifying and storing requested material, monitoring signal streams and ensuring scheduled events run accurately.
  • The position is responsible for preventing, monitoring and reporting on-air errors.
  • This position will report to the Manager of Technology.
  • Control and monitor television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs and station breaks to the viewing audience.
  • Read program logs to ascertain the name of programs/station breaks, and at what time programs/station breaks are scheduled to air.
  • Ingest commercials, programs and other program materials into the station automation system.
  • Operate station automation equipment. Perform minor computer troubleshooting and diagnostics.
  • Utilize video waveform and vectorscope monitors to adjust signal quality.
  • Observe on-air monitors to ascertain problems with transmission, such as loss of audio/video signals and report any problems to the appropriate Technology staff.
  • Perform minor equipment troubleshooting, observe transmitter control panels to determine cause and area of problems and inform engineering personnel of transmission problems.
  • Record onto television programming logs actual time programs/station breaks air.
  • Prepare discrepancy reports describing problems encountered during transmission of programs/station breaks and reason for problems.
  • May control transmitting equipment to route television program to remote broadcast sites.
  • Take transmitter readings and enter data onto transmitter logs.
  • Occasionally assist with the production of local news, promotions and commercial programming.
  • Occasionally assist with facility maintenance and Environmental Health and Safety issues. Perform other duties as needed and directed by management

REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications/Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and overtime

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Phoenix AZ
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be fluent in Spanish (speak, read & write)
Desired Characteristics:
  • 1 year experience working at a commercial television station in master control and/or ingest videotape operation or as a show technical director and/or on-line editor
  • Operational knowledge of broadcast systems including (but not limited to) Broadcast Automation Systems, DVCAM, DVC-Pro and Beta VTRs, DG Systems.
  • Experience with multi channel automation systems and playlist manipulation.
  • Florical automation a plus.
  • Experience with Non Linear editing systems including Final Cut Pro a plus
  • Ability to recognize and execute appropriate emergency recovery procedures to preserve on-air integrity.
  • Excellent organizational skills, good verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills and non-linear editing skills
  • Possess strong troubleshooting and process skills

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #:9815BR)

DEADLINE: 2013-06-30