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Master Control Operator

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Manchester, NH
Date:
06/28/2017
2017-06-282017-07-27
Job Code:
2104
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Master Control Operator Jobs in Manchester, NH

Master Control Operator

   
Job ID:
2104
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Manchester, NH US
Station Name:
WMUR-TV

Job Description

WMUR in Manchester New Hampshire has an opening for a Master Control operator who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast.
  • Maintain on air operations, including running commercials, network, and local programming.
  • Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Operate broadcast automation equipment.
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Maintains program logs.
  • Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
  • Manages content acquisition for live news, closely coordinating with production and news operations.
  • Acquires content from various distributors.
  • Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • Applicant must be able to multi-task.
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and broadcast automation systems a plus.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications.
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and live production requirements.
  • The ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations on the fly.
  • The ability to communicate clearly in both verbally and written form.

Education:

  • Technical school, completion of college level technical courses, or equivalent work experience a plus.

Required Experience

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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