Master Control Operator Job Description

Master Control Operator Job Description

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Master control operator provides troubleshooting, support and problem resolution for both digital video and audio signals, control room systems, automation, play out, graphics, cameras, robotics, switchers and routers.

Master Control Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Quality Assurance of program and spot material
Verify all entries on the log and record discrepancies
Operation of transmitter within the FCC specification
Steer, tune and record satellite feeds
Dubbing commercial inventory into the spot playback equipment
Maintaining compliance with applicable regulations
Communicating with other departments by maintaining transmitter and discrepancy logs, equipment incident report, daily reports of records, and the Master Control Log
Remaining current on technology
Developing professional contacts with team members, supervisors, managers, and peers within other departments
Operate Master Control software, ensuring it is programmed and running properly • Interact with the automation software, making changes to the on air schedule when necessary to ensure continuity in the on air product • Maintain all “on-air” and discrepancy reports and troubleshoot technical issues in Master Control, have the ability and composure to perform in an emergency outage situation

Master Control Operator Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Master Control Operator

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Education for Master Control Operator

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Employers hiring for the master control operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Technical, Education, Broadcasting, Electronics, Communications, Associates, Television, Journalism, Telecommunications, Computer

Skills for Master Control Operator

Desired skills for master control operator include:

VizRT graphics
Satellite spot delivery systems
VTRs
Video servers
TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas
Server based recording/ playback devices and related software
Automation systems
Broadcast centre signal flow
Broadcast operations and technical production requirements
High definition

Desired experience for master control operator includes:

Knowledge of audio/video measurement equipment such as waveform and vectorscopes
Four year Communication degree preferred
Prefer 2 yrs experience in television master control operations
Knowledge of programming & transmitter logs, broadcast standards & procedures
Ability to perform in a fast-paced studio environment
A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications, Television or Computer Science is preferred, or equivalent work experience

Master Control Operator Examples

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Master Control Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of master control operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for master control operator
  • Quality checks of on air material
  • Sim subs / blackout insertion
  • Inform WNOC/WVOC/Call Centre of any issues that are service affecting
  • End to end IPTV/DTH/Mobility signal flow knowledge
  • Knowledge of CGs
  • Update and maintain all network contact information on a regular basis
  • Report equipment problems and perform emergency workaround to keep Networks operational
  • Use analytical thinking to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Must be reliable, responsible, dependable and work well with other team members
  • Learn and update knowledge on internal “signal paths” and fibre and satellite distribution of our linear broadcast Networks
Qualifications for master control operator
  • Knowledge of Harris automation system
  • Knowledge of Video Production and Computer Based Switching Equipment is preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required with ability to articulate on-air problems to the supervisor on duty
  • 2 plus years of experience as a master control operator in a multi-channel environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts or Radio/TV/Film preferred
  • Must posses excellent organizational skills, good verbal and written communication skills and proficient in computer usage
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Master Control Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a master control operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for master control operator
  • Informing the call centre of any issues that impact customers
  • Perform live system switches to activate Specialty services
  • Analyze and document satellite Transponder performance
  • Create on-air graphics using DEKO and Inscriber CG programs
  • Fault Escalation / Notification
  • Syscon Switches
  • Advanced understanding of workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations
  • Apply advanced skill level when interpreting and understanding complex information and demonstrate the ability to communicate it to others in a simplistic format
  • Train others in operational areas, generate training documentation, and participate in the development of training programs
  • Participate in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, ) for self/career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation
Qualifications for master control operator
  • Recovery from various on-air discrepancies and/or equipment failures
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, good verbal and written communication skills and proficient in computer usage
  • Familiarity or fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus
  • Knowledge of programming and transmitter logs, broadcast standards & procedures
  • Education/technical training may substitute for experience requirements
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as Master Control operator
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Master Control Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of master control operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for master control operator
  • Prepares material for on-air playback via automation system
  • Knowledge of encoding hardware and software and how they are connected to the IPTV VOD network
  • Perform Logger records in accordance to CRTC regulations
  • Manage IPTV PPV channel play lists-import schedules, export logs, ensure schedules are consistent with EPG
  • Manage live event routing
  • Export as run logs for CRTC and traffic department
  • Monitor quality and levels of Video and Audio signal of on-air-programming
  • Verify that tape programs for shift have been TQC correctly
  • Responsible for executing breaking news, Primetime news live, re-airs, all immediate schedule changes, log accuracy, and provide detailed shift reports on a daily basis
  • The Master Control Lead operator is the liaison between shifts providing workflow communication for network accuracy and distribution
Qualifications for master control operator
  • Extensive knowledge of file based workflows, HDCam, XDCam, Beta & DVC tape formats
  • Operational knowledge of graphic generators
  • Must be detail oriented, and capable of efficiently making important decisions based on formats, logs, daily procedures in a changing environment
  • Extremely organized with an understanding of programming requirements
  • At least 1 year of experience in live television or equivalent college degree
  • Knowledge of painting feeds and QC'ing remote guests
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Master Control Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a master control operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for master control operator
  • Program all commercials into radio automation systems for daily playback
  • Responsible for accurately communicating with supporting departments and executing programming and production initiatives during shift
  • Demonstrated abilities to monitor quality of outgoing signals and liaise with Transmission and Engineering to fix issues
  • Knowledge of on-air graphic elements through automation – Reality Check
  • Filing shows and commercial spots into video server
  • Video dubbing and cuts editing using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut applications
  • Attention to Detail — strong detail in completing work tasks
  • Perform Live Events coordinating functions as necessary
  • Operate station automation equipment
  • May control transmitting equipment to route television program to remote broadcast sites
Qualifications for master control operator
  • Verifying voice-overs and graphics for quality and the correct content
  • Willingness to work overtime, and on nights/weekends with short notice as times
  • Degree in Communications/equivalent experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of file based workflows, HDCam, XDCam, Beta SP & SX tape formats
  • Operational knowledge of Chyron graphic generators
  • Travel depending on project needs
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Master Control Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of master control operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for master control operator
  • Working with all internal departments to ensure as a good customer experience (Media Library, Traffic, Ingest, programming, engineering)
  • Perform all playback and monitoring functions for the origination of multiple server based broadcast channels, running 24 hours a day
  • Review, edit, monitor and confirm the on-going reliability of three automation play-lists
  • Interact with the automation software, making changes to the on air schedule when necessary to ensure continuity in the on air product
  • Maintain all “on-air” and discrepancy reports and troubleshoot technical issues in Master Control, have the ability and composure to perform in an emergency outage situation
  • Verify all entries on the log and recording discrepancies
  • Monitoring of transmitter insuring it is compliant with FCC specification
  • Monitoring tower lights remotely·
  • Notify Engineering in the event of an on air technical problem
  • Responsible for switching the network signal to uplink house, inserting commercial breaks in conjunction with log requirements, note all on and off air discrepancies
Qualifications for master control operator
  • Associate’s Degree in Communications or similar discipline preferred
  • University / College diploma or related working experience required
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and overtime
  • Proficiency in Windows based Computer Programs
  • 2-4 years in a broadcast related field, preferably in a master control environment

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