Full Time Job

Master Control Operator

Gray Television

Amarillo, TX 09-01-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About KFDA:

NewsChannel10 is the #1 station in the Texas Panhandle. We are the dominant News, Weather & Sports station. Amarillo is market 131 and we reach viewers in the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico & Oklahoma. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

KFDA is hiring for a Master Control Operator. This position is responsible for acquiring digital content; identifying and storing requested material, monitoring signal streams and ensuring scheduled events run accurately.

Duties and responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
- Preventing and reporting on-air errors
- Setup, control and monitor television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs and station breaks to the viewing audience
- Read program logs to ascertain the name of programs/station breaks, and at what time programs/station breaks are scheduled to air
- Ingest commercials, programs and other program materials into the station automation system
- Operate station automation equipment. Perform minor computer troubleshooting and diagnostics
- Utilize video test and monitoring equipment to monitor and adjust signal quality
- Observe on-air monitors to ascertain problems with transmission, such as loss of audio/video signals and report any problems to the appropriate Technology staff
- Perform minor equipment troubleshooting, observe transmitter control panels to determine cause and area of problems and inform engineering personnel of transmission problems
- Record onto television programming logs actual time programs/station breaks air
- Prepare discrepancy reports describing problems encountered during transmission of programs/station breaks and reason for problems
- May control transmitting equipment to route television program to remote broadcast sites
- Take transmitter readings and enter data onto transmitter logs
- Occasionally assist with the production of local news, promotions and commercial programming
- Occasionally assist with facility maintenance and Environmental Health and Safety issues
- Perform other duties as needed and directed by The Director of Technology/ Chief Engineer

- Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
- Must be 18 years or older to apply
- Ability and willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
- Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and weather emergencies
- Available 24 hours/7days per week based on scheduled hours
- Ability to work overnight hours on regular basis
- Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 high stress work environment
- Multitask, react, solve problems and obtain results under pressures of television production and broadcasts
- Interact with a variety of individuals including management, employees, and outside vendors/consultants
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Act independently
- Display flexibility, creativity, and develop innovative solutions
- Be a team player

Interested applicants can go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume along with cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r70136-18-208-132-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.