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Master Control Operator 1

Date posted 10/13/2020 Requisition Number: 268854BR Location: United States - Texas - Austin Area of Interest: Technical Operations, TV Programming, Video Operations Position Type: Full Time
The Master Control Operator is responsible for monitoring news and/or sports programming streams for quality. This also includes operation of all related equipment, communication between the onsite and field production group and the transmission department. We are currently searching to fill an overnight shift.

Monitor on-air quality and automation systems for multiple program streams

Monitor closed captioning on the news channels for accuracy and order live captioning when necessary

Collaboration with editorial and control room staffs regarding live programming

Commercial break monitoring and manual insertion

Media management, segmenting and editing of news and sports programming

Operate all control room equipment associated with typical master control room

Work with broadcast systems incorporating logs/playlists to manage content playout

Oversee Live Production and fixes that roll into the overnight shift

Conduct shift handoff meetings

Provide live production support

Maintains program and break continuity

Operate on-air branding and news and scoring ticker systems

Look for opportunities to continually refine workflows, creating new efficiencies and capabilities

Clearly communicate with personnel internally and externally

Exhibit excellent customer skills and be attentive to all departments needs

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Time Management: Must have the ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.
Must have the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change.
Strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including automated on-air playout systems, newsroom editorial software, non-linear editing systems, microwave/satellite systems, bonded cellular systems and router systems.
Deep knowledge of preferred systems: Dalet, Harmonic, Evertz, RTS, and Chyron.
Advanced knowledge of a variety of broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; standard and high definition operations, non-linear edit systems, VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, server networking and transfer technologies, broadcast routers, intercom panels, etc.
Communication: Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors.
Teamwork: Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving. Must work effectively within a team environment. Dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy.
Strong attention to detail and desire to excel. Must also be able to work independently without direct supervision.
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes.
Must be willing to work during severe weather emergencies (hurricanes) and/or extended news and sports coverage.

Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience
4 years experience working in a television news and/or sport environment

Working Conditions
Normal office environment
Communicates in person, by phone and by email
Push/pull/maneuver equipment up to 50lbs lbs.
Must be able to distinguish colors and discern sounds

Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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