KTVA-TV Master Control Operator
Posted on 2014-08-15
By Alaska Broadcasters Association Alaska Broadcasters Association
Purpose of Position: Master Control Operators are responsible for monitoring the quality and accuracy of the on-air product. They ensure signal transmission meets government regulations which include both technical ones (such as those against audio over-modulation and dead air), as well as content ones (such as indecency and station identification). They troubleshoot equipment malfunctions, and prepare programming for future playback. Position’s Customer(s): News Department and viewers. Reporting Relationships: Position reports to: Broadcast Operations Manager. Number of Direct Reports (if applicable): N/A.
Essential Duties of Position: 60% On-air Monitoring. •Operate broadcast systems and related equipment, such as Avid Sundance automation and Omneon Video Servers. •Verify accuracy and on-air readiness of scheduled material by checking traffic log and automation playlist. •Manually operate equipment during high-pressure situations such as human and equipment error to recover on-air in the shortest time possible. •Knowledge and adherence to department Standard Operating Procedures and company policies. 30% Playback Preparation. •Set up incoming satellite feeds, route signal paths and schedule ingest records. •Digitize promos, commercials, PSA’s and various programming for on-air playback. •Utilize video and audio scopes to accurately gauge and adjust levels appropriately. 10% Technical Troubleshooting. •Create accurate and detailed reports of on-air discrepancies. •Report problems to appropriate contact to correct issues in a timely manner.
Job Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have ability to perform accurately with strict deadlines, while under pressure and without direct supervision. Candidate should have above average skills in communications and multitasking. Ability to handle high stress environments and working as a team. Must possess general knowledge of computers and broadcast standards. Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: One year experience as a Master Control Operator. Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associate’s degree, vocational certificate or equivalent work experience preferred. Certifications Required: N/A. Physical Requirements: Strength and coordination sufficient to perform job duties and work in cramped spaces. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. Ability to tolerate temperature, weather extremes and low light conditions. Working Conditions: Inside/outside work; noise; standing; hot/cold temperatures; cramped quarters; angry customers or employees; travel; flexible schedules; overtime, weekend and holiday. Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.
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EEO: GCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. To apply go to: www.gci.com/about/careers.