Master Control Operator

(Benjamin Powell/CBS7)

KOSA is hiring for a Master Control Operator. This position is responsible for acquiring digital content; identifying and storing requested material, monitoring signal streams and ensuring scheduled events run accurately.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preventing, monitoring and reporting on-air errors.
  • Setup, control and monitor television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs and station breaks to the viewing audience.
  • Read program logs to ascertain the name of programs/station breaks, and at what time programs/station breaks are scheduled to air.
  • Ingest commercials, programs and other program materials into the station automation system.
  • Operate station automation equipment. Perform minor computer troubleshooting and diagnostics.
  • Utilize video test and monitoring equipment to monitor and adjust signal quality.
  • Observe on-air monitors to ascertain problems with transmission, such as loss of audio/video signals and report any problems to the appropriate Technology staff.
  • Perform minor equipment troubleshooting, observe transmitter control panels to determine cause and area of problems and inform engineering personnel of transmission problems.
  • Record onto television programming logs actual time programs/station breaks air.
  • Prepare discrepancy reports describing problems encountered during transmission of programs/station breaks and reason for problems.
  • Have a working knowledge of broadcast law (e.g. Legal IDs, EAS rules and regulations, Tower lighting, Commercial Sponsorship, et. al).
  • May control transmitting equipment to route television program to remote broadcast sites.
  • Take transmitter readings and enter data onto transmitter logs.
  • Work with News and ENG\SNG operations to set up live shots on the studio end.
  • Operate robotic cameras for news production
  • Occasionally assist with the production of local news, promotions and commercial programming.
  • Occasionally assist with facility maintenance and Environmental Health and Safety issues.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by The Director of Technology\ Chief Engineer

Requirements

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
  • Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies.
  • Available 24 hours/7days per week based on scheduled hours
  • Ability to work overnight hours on regular basis.
  • Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment.
  • Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts.
  • Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Act independently
  • Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Be a team player

Please apply online here or send resume to afrady@cbs7.com