Master Control Operator 1Apply Now 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.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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
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