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KTUU-TV P/T Master Control Operators (2)

KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a pair of part-time Master Control Operators, each working approximately 25 hours per week. The successful candidates will be responsible for master control operation; audio operation; video tape operation; transmitter remote control; video control; and satellite reception control. They will monitor all on-air content, including audio levels and video of outgoing broadcast content. We’re seeking candidates 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. The position offers a competitive hourly wage and various benefits, including paid time off, 401(k) and more. KTUU is owned by a wonderful parent company, Schurz Communications, Inc., which owns television, radio, cable and newspaper properties throughout the country. Additional information on Schurz is available at, and via this video link


  • Operate the master control boards.
  • Anticipate/prepare for breaking news.
  • Monitor multiple program streams to ensure correct programming and commercial run times, record any discrepancies.
  • Prepare the electronic playlist that facilitates program streams.
  • File commercials, programming, and other material into automation system for broadcast - input and trim spots.
  • Operate the audio console.
  • Tune in live shots for news.
  • Coordinate satellite feeds.
  • React quickly and appropriately to any issues with equipment and breaking news.
  • Communicate any issues with detail; communicate with producers before live newscasts on unusual changes.
  • Interact with other departments to obtain missing broadcast material, clarify instructions, and/or resolve technical issues.
  • Work weekend and weekday shifts.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Basic knowledge of TV video production.
  • Video tape experience - must be familiar with multiple tape and tapeless formats.
  • General knowledge of TV broadcasting.
  • Working knowledge with Avid Sundance automation.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions, able to communicate clearly.
  • Must be able to operate analog and digital broadcast equipment, software, broadcast video tape recorders, video servers, audio/video routers, audio and video control consoles, satellite receivers, and television transmitters.
  • Proficient use of computers including Microsoft Office and Google.
  • Basic knowledge of station programming schedule.
  • Ability to stay focused while monitoring signal quality and programming accuracy.
  • Must be able to handle high-stress situations and pressure deadlines.
  • Able to react quickly to changing circumstances while remaining calm.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership 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 KTUU2098 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: 2014-11-26