Full Time Job

Master Control Operator

WROC

Rochester, NY 01-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

NEWS 8 WROC is Rochester's first TV station, with a 70+ year history and a film/video archive that goes back to 1962. The station itself is in a quiet neighborhood with free parking, easy access to downtown, interstates, Park Avenue shops and restaurants, and the East Avenue Wegmans. The spacious station features a state-of-the-art studio, award-winning News and Creative Services departments, and a long tradition of solid journalism, including a recent national Edward R. Murrow Award for Social Media.

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Position Summary: WROC-TV8, a CBS Affiliate, seeks a Master Control Operator responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assures on-air FCC compliance for all on-air streams and operation and maintains quality station image.
• Accurately records, prepares, and logs program and commercial material for over-the-air broadcast.
• Interfaces video servers, computers, video delivery systems, satellite receivers, and quality control devices to ensure the highest level of program A/V integrity.
• Ensures accuracy of program log and reports all deviations.
• Controls multiple program streams of a multichannel automation system or manual on-air switching of programs.
• Responsible for the operation of all master control equipment and occasional assistance in microwave feed room.
• Works closely with Technical Services to ensure optimum equipment performance.
• Coordinates all news breaks for airing when required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:
• Technical Degree in Electronics, Broadcasting, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred.
• Minimum three years' experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment.
• Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work different shifts and extended hours, as needed.

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WROC

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.