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Master Control Operator (OUF)
Master Control Operator (OUF)
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7/10/13 10:00 AM
Master Control Operator
KY3-TV, Springfield, MO (DMA)
Schurz Communications

The market's leading broadcasting company, KY3-TV, has an opening for a Master Control Operator. This position is responsible for master control operation; audio operation; video tape operation; transmitter remote control; video control; satellite reception control. Monitor all on-air content, audio levels and video of out-going broadcast content.
We are seeking someone with 1-3 years of experience in master control operations. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required.
Essential Functions
• Operate the master control boards
• Monitor multiple program streams to ensure correct programming and commercial run times, record any discrepancies
• Prepare the electronic playlist that facilitates program streams
• File commercials, programming, and other material into automation system for broadcast - input and trim spots
• Operate the audio console
• Tune in live shots for news
• Coordinate satellite feeds
• React quickly and appropriately to any issues with equipment and breaking news
• Communicate any issues with detail, communicate with producers before live newscast on unusual changes.
• Interact with other departments to obtain missing broadcast material, clarify instructions, and/or resolve technical issues
• Work weekend and weekday shifts
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Essential Skills, and Abilities
• Basic knowledge of TV video production
• Video tape experience - must be familiar with multiple tape and tapeless formats
• General knowledge of TV broadcasting
• Working knowledge with Crispin Video Server
• Ability to follow written and verbal directions, able to communicate clearly
• Must be able to operate analog and digital broadcast equipment, software, broadcast video tape recorders, video servers, audio/video routers, audio and video control consoles, satellite receivers, and television transmitters
• Proficient use of computers including Microsoft Office and Google
• Basic knowledge of station programming schedule
• Ability to stay focused while monitoring signal quality and programming accuracy
• Must be able to handle high stress situations and pressure deadlines
• Able to react quickly to changing circumstances while remaining calm
• Attention to detail is required • Must have good problem-solving skills
• Leadership skills needed
• Ability to work independently with little supervision, initiative to address issues immediately
• Able to work well with others in the department as well as other departments
• Must be flexible to work any shift including, weekend, overnights and holidays
• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment

The position offers a competitive salary. Additional information on Schurz is available at, and via the following video link:

Interested candidates please visit the following web site: and search Requisition Number KY31456 to learn more about the position and apply.
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