Full Time Job

Master Control Operator

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Chicago, IL 05-05-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Stadium is seeking a Master Control Operator to join the Technical Operations team. The Master Control Operator should be technically inclined with a comprehensive understanding of and the ability to operate broadcast equipment in a master control environment. This includes original taped programming, live events, press conferences and live studio shows. The Master Control Operator Team is responsible for ensuring a quality on air presentation for all programming on Stadium. Strong communication skills with all supporting departments is a must, as well as the ability to work under pressure and solve problems quickly.

This position is located in Chicago, Illinois.

What We Offer:
• Opportunity to be part of a hard-working and dedicated team
• New office space located in the United Center with on-site parking
• Competitive compensation and stock purchase plan
• 401k with company match
• Comprehensive medical, dental & vision coverage
• Employer-paid disability and life insurance

Key Job Responsibilities Include:
• On-air operation of Grass Valley ITX Master Control System
• Editing, managing on air logs, automation playlists and server device management as required
• Complete LIVE on air faxing with remote and studio sources: playlist routes
• Demonstrated abilities to monitor quality of outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary
• Knowledge of on-air graphic elements through Grass Valley Vertigo – Ticker, bug and sponsor secondary events
• Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for broadcast. Air checklists and playlist monitoring for on air playout accuracy
• Ensure accuracy of Close Captioning
• Support operation of the station by assisting engineering, ingest, and other departments
• Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and perform emergency workarounds
• Quality Control of filing shows and commercial spots into video server. Knowledge of spot delivery platforms a must.
• Analytical Thinking - analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
• Dependability - reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill network obligations.
• Attention to Detail - strong detail in completing work tasks and provide communication through engineering reporting and Discrepancy reports

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays
• Minimum of 2 years Master Control Experience, Grass Valley ITX experience preferred
• College Degree in related field (Communications, Broadcasting) preferred
• Computer related experience
• Strong sense of initiative
• Ability to read and understand Video and Audio metering software
• Detail Oriented
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Punctual and dependable

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7195q-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.