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Master Control Operator

WLKY- TV has an opening for a Master Control Operator/Technical Director 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   
  • Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming 
  • Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals. 
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment    
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures. 
  • Observing transmitters and taking readings 
  • Maintains program and transmitter logs. 
  • Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists. 
  • Acquires content from various distributors. 
  • Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies. 
  • Will also serve part of shift as Technical Director for live newscasts 
  • In-person attendance is required 

Experience Requirements: 

  • Must have computer and software experience.   
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus. 
  • Familiarity with switching live newscasts.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.    

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 functions 
  • Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus 
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications 
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.
  • Knowledge of production switchers 


  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Associate Degree

Job Function : Engineering/IT

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