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The E.W. Scripps Company

TV: Master Control Tech F/T

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 18th May 2017
Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Location: Nampa, Idaho

Job Description:

The Master Control Operator II is responsible for operating the Master Control switcher, manning proper audio and video levels and overseeing our channels air performance and accuracy resulting in a quality on air shift.

Key activities

  • Responsible for observing and recording transmitter power and frequency readings, adjusting them to legal limits if necessary.
  • Aligning satellite receiver dish, adjusting audio and video levels as well as recording programs while down linking satellite feeds.
  • Back-timing and adjusting all \"On Air\" material to ensure that when a show is started, it will end at a pre-determined time using automation.
  • Dub commercials into video servers with proper audio and video levels.
  • Operation of all Master Control equipment. Responsible for switching and verification of commercials and program material to air with correct audio and video levels; any associated keys or EAS material. Maintain all required program logs.
  • Loading and playing back pre-recorded programs, public service announcements and news material.
  • Recording programs, promotions, Public Service Announcements and news material.
  • Responsible for on air switching of all programs, commercials, promotions and Public Service Announcements.
  • Operation of audio board and all associated audio equipment.
  • Tuning in satellite and ENG remotes.
  • Loading programs on videotape machines and server based equipment, adjusting audio and video levels for proper playback.
  • Operating Crispin automation equipment, MC Switcher and Transmitter Remote Control (analog and digital).
  • Monitoring transmitter remote control equipment and take appropriate action as needed.
  • Reading various scopes and other technical monitoring equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining in a neat and orderly manner the transmitter and microwave and station logs in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

Preferred Skills:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of operating a Master Control switcher in a television station or equivalent experience in a video production facility.
  • Six (6) months prior commercial television experience.
  • One (1) year of commercial television experience preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Master Control.
  • Ability to operate and have working knowledge of various videotape machines, video servers, scopes and switchers.
  • Knowledge of transmitter power parameters.
  • Knowledge of machine playback from a variety of tape formats.
  • Must have experience with automation systems.
  • Must be a person who is organized, accurate, detail oriented and plans ahead under exact and immediate deadlines.
  • Good mathematic skills, especially with addition and subtraction.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.

Work environment

  • Ability to sit for long period of time
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to reach overhead.

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The E.W. Scripps Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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