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Master Control Operator


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


NBC5/WPTZ, a Hearst Television station, seeks a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking individual for our Master Control team. This overnight position is responsible for the equipment that provides the content for our broadcast on-air program streams. 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.


Job Responsibilities:                                   

  • Coordinate live and taped 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.
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment.
  • 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 MC and Engineering staff as needed.
Jan 24, 2020
Experience Requirements: • General computer and software experience required. • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills. • Ability to learn specialized software applications. • Good vision, with or without correction, is mandatory. • Knowledge of VizRT graphics is a plus. • Prior experience with television operations and newscast production is a plus.
• Will train the right candidate. • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.
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