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Master Control Operator


WPTZ/NBC5 seeks a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking individual for our Master Control team.  You 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.  

Located in the scenic Burlington, VT / Plattsburgh, NY market, WPTZ/NBC5 is the leading source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. If you are motivated by working with a talented award-wining team of professionals, look no further! This is a unique opportunity at a station with real momentum in a beautiful part of Norther New England. Best of all, you'll become part of Hearst Television, one of the premier broadcast companies in the country.

At Hearst Television, the communities we represent sit at the heart of everything we do, and that includes our community of employees. We offer industry-leading benefits you need to feel and be your best. From financial wellbeing to personal care, our programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on the whole person. Our employee resource groups, which are company-wide, promote cultural awareness, career development, community outreach and contribution to Hearst Television business results.


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast on three channels.
  • Maintaining on-air operation to include running commercials, network and quality signals.
  • Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Observe transmitters and take remote readings.
  • Maintain program and transmitter logs.
  • Execute, edit, update and append daily playlists.
  • Acquire content from various distributors.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate issues and discrepancies with other Master Control and Engineering staff as needed.

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team player mindset with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications.
  • Microsoft Office suite experience is a plus ??? Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements. 

Additional Requirements: 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements
Jul 11, 2022
Aug 06, 2022
• General computer and software experience is a plus. • Prior experience with television operations and newscast production is a plus. • Related military experience will be considered.
• Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus. • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience. • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered
Burlington, VT / Plattsburgh, NY
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