Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Master Control Switcher in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/11/2021

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Job Summary

The KIRO Master Control Operator position includes monitoring and delivering on-air and cable broadcast signals, recording programs from satellite and fiber feeds for later use, setting up automated playlists for programming and commercials, and monitoring transmitter and other signal distribution for compliance.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Applicants must have experience in a live TV environment, have a solid understanding of digital signal flow within television industry standards, and have excellent computer skills.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITEIS:

  • Monitoring television broadcast equipment that transmits programs and commercials to the viewing audience in real time.
  • Assure a high-quality broadcast signal by monitoring, controlling and logging transmitter output, resolving any on-air problems which might occur.
  • Live, on-air switching of both broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Preparation and operation of broadcast equipment, including Imagine Communication master control automation.
  • Operation of video routers and switchers.
  • Gathering, record, and segment programs from satellite, fiber or digital delivery for later playback.
  • Manage tapeless, digital server content for playback
  • Support operation of the station by assisting Engineering, News and Creative Services departments
  • Use of broadcaster computer networks
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

What we look for

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Good understanding of broadcast signal standards
  • Good understanding of broadcast signal flow and digital file transfer
  • Must work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Willingness to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays, as needed. The primary shift will be 11:45PM – 7:45AM Monday through Friday

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in TV operations
  • Previous experience as a Master Control Operator is preferred
  • Previous experience in broadcast engineering is preferred

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