Full Time Job

Director/ Master Control Operator


Lawton, OK 01-26-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Director/ Master Control Operator - KSWO

About KSWO:

KSWO is a heritage ABC affiliate in the Wichita Falls/Lawton DMA celebrating our 70th anniversary. KSWO is counted on to provide outstanding news, weather, and entertainment to our communities in 17 Oklahoma and Texas counties.

The top-rated station in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas leads the market in weather coverage with the First Alert Weather team, the largest group of meteorologists tracking storms in the southern plains. Lawton is ideally located halfway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex. Our region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and the National Wildlife Refuge, a hiker's paradise. Affordable living, great outdoor adventures, and proximity to major cities and their attractions make the Lawton – Wichita Falls market an exciting opportunity for career growth.

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Job Summary/Description:

KSWO, Lawton, OK, is looking for a full-time Technical Media Producer (TMP) who can thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment. The TMP is responsible for directing live and pre-recorded productions utilizing Ross OverDrive automation software. The TMP is also responsible for monitoring the station's on-air signals, transmitter, and FCC logs and segmenting and ingesting daily programming and commercials. The successful candidate enjoys problem-solving, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, and can perform well under pressure. The ideal candidate must be a detail-oriented team player who is eager to learn and willing to be challenged.

Technical media producers (TMP) are a mix of master control operators (MCO) and technical directors (TD). Regular responsibilities include directing newscasts and cut-ins, maintaining studio equipment, fulfilling graphic requests, live shot coordinating, writing discrepancy reports, ingesting programming, segmenting programming, monitoring on-air signals, maintaining logs, and performing other duties as assigned. In addition to the attention to detail required by an MCO, this position also requires a close working relationship with news producers to create and execute dynamic, fast-paced newscasts. This position requires a positive team player with a passion for broadcast media.

Please note - primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above

- Ability to prioritize complex tasks and manage time effectively
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Willingness to learn new hardware and software
- Ability to meet hard deadlines and make split-second decisions
- Flexibility with assigned scheduling and job assignments
- Available to work early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled
- Reliable transportation
- On the Job training

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

( Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KSWO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7p5p9-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.