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Supervisor, Master Control

Date posted 11/17/2020 Requisition Number: 270591BR Location: United States - California - El Segundo Area of Interest: Technical Operations, TV Programming, Video Operations Position Type: Full Time


The Master Control Supervisor is responsible for the quality of on-air broadcast during live and non-live programming. Manages the operational staff directly responsible for all on-air activities and functions including multi-channel distribution which includes linear channels, digital channels and on-demand clips.


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Ensure accurate and error-free integration of live programming and live cut-ins by working closely with in-house and remote production staff.

Coordinate execute program assignments.

Detect and resolve program schedule conflicts.

Implements contingency plans for delays in live action, over runs, overlaps in events.

Maintain all required logs and feed information.

Responsible for supervising, scheduling, training and mentoring Master Control staff.

Maintain a working knowledge of Dalet Automation, Master Control Switchers, routers, test and monitoring equipment, video playout servers, VTR’s, and ingest and archival technology utilized by the company.

Conduct discrepancy investigation, troubleshooting, escalation and reporting of service interruptions.

Report problems and issues to management when they arise.

Supervise the preparation of material for air including programs, PSAs and promotional spots.

Responsible for on-air operation, program switching, spot insertion, commercial triggers, and monitoring transmission.

Responsible for acquisition of programming from satellite and file based delivery mechanisms.

Act as liaisons between departments and remotes.

Relief of Master Control Operators and Media Operators as needed.

Ensure scheduling systems are optimally functioning, maintained, kept up to date and secured.

Ensure proper formats are followed during live and playback of automated playlists.

Make promotion changes whenever necessary.

Follow contingencies provided by Programming and fill airtime with contingency conditions during delays or technical difficulties.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

In-depth technical knowledge and be adept at proactively identifying and resolving issues

Operational knowledge of production equipment and automation systems

Firm grasp of on-air broadcast workflows and systems including master control and media operations

Experience with video cameras, studio, production, and post production equipment and software

Knowledge of production based video and audio equipment

Understanding of traffic logs and procedures

Understanding of Dalet asset production and news room tools

Ability to independently make log changes based on network requirements and needs

Ability to supervise and motivate others

Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Excellent written and oral communication skills


Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field or comparable television work experience

Related Work Experience Number of Years

Broadcast Network and Master Control 4+

Supervisory or leadership experience 1+


Normal office environment

Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time

Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays


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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