KTUU-TV Master Control Operator
Posted on 2015-03-17
By Alaska Broadcasters Association Alaska Broadcasters Association
KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a full-time Master Control Operator. This person will be responsible for functions related to master control operation, including audio operation, video operation, transmitter remote control, video control, and satellite reception control, and will also monitor all on-air content, audio levels and video of out-going broadcast content.We’re seeking someone with, preferably, 1-3 years of master control operation experience. 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, and an SBE certification is a plus. The position offers a competitive hourly wage and a comprehensive benefit package, including group health & dental, 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 www.schurz.com, and via the following video link: http://youtu.be/7OuMd2ikx7k
Essential Functions: • 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 newscast 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.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Basic knowledge of TV video production. • Video experience - must be familiar with multiple 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 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 is required. • Must have good problem-solving skills. • Leadership skills needed. • 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. Working Conditions: • Duties are performed mostly indoors in an office environment. • Employee will be exposed to atmospheric conditions. • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers, reach, grab, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Regularly sit, talk, and hear. • Some nights, weekends and holidays may be required. • Must have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site: www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number KTUU2275 to learn more about the position and apply. Please mail supplemental materials to: Northern Lights Media, Fred Pasho, 501 E 40th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503. NORTHERN LIGHTS MEDIA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment background check.