Master Control Operator in Dedham, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The Master Control Operator is responsible for executing playback of programming and commercials through iTX automation. The Master Control Operator is also responsible for the oversight of multiple television stations and live streams at one time, including signal monitoring, transmitter remote control operation, and FCC compliance logging.



  • Proper operation of all program channels and live stream, to ensure continued and seamless program delivery
  • Observation of all video and audio quality
  • Monitoring and operating transmitter remote control systems
  • Satellite and distributor-based file recordings, and preparation for automation playback
  • Consultation with all station departments and/or Operations management representatives when scheduled content is not available for broadcast, or when live events require a change in program schedule
  • Clear and concise documentation of problems
  • Recording and ingesting of commercials and programs
  • Coordination with News and Production personnel during live shows
  • Previewing playlists to ensure all assets are ready for broadcast as scheduled
  • Managing on-air logs, automation playlists, and server-based computer systems
  • Managing live stream for the Boston 25 app and website
  • Submitting discrepancy reports regarding scheduling, Traffic, and on-air irregularities



What we look for

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university, in Communications/Broadcasting and/or Information Technology preferred
  • Two years’ experience in a similar role in a television environment preferred
  • General knowledge of FCC and EAS rules and regulations
  • Experience with basic digital TV systems and monitoring equipment
  • Experience operating television automation recording and playback, and video server systems
  • Experience with iTX, Imagine Communications (formerly Harris/ADC), and Anvato live stream software a plus
  • Experience with Master Control operations for live network and sports programming a plus
  • Must be a team player, able to communicate with other operators, management, and station personnel
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision on a regular basis
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes overnights, weekends, and holidays