Full Time Job

Master Control Operator


Nashville, TN 08-18-2023
Apply @ Employer
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Master Control Operator - WSMV


About WSMV:

WSMV 4 is Nashville's NBC affiliate and Middle Tennessee's first television station. Owned by Gray Television, WSMV 4 broadcasts 53 hours of live, local news each week, and has been recognized with numerous awards. WSMV is also the home of Nashville's Certified Most Accurate First Alert Forecast for 3 years running (certified by WeatherRate). Visit for more

Job Summary/Description:

WSMV 4 in Nashville is seeking Master Control Operators. The successful candidates will be responsible for monitoring multiple TV stations and preparing and maintaining the quality of the on-air content using the latest technology in Master Control automation. Duties include switching commercials, airing station breaks, recording daily syndicated feeds, and inputting material into video servers. While also providing QC support to Network and Local programming. monitor on-air signals for all streams, transmitters, and FCC logs.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Monitor all broadcast streams for WSMV and WTNX.
• Operate master control NVerzion Automation and Video Server, including the ability to effectively perform the following: commercial/program ingest & QC, Satellite operations, and controlling the automation system.
• Proficient operation and knowledge of Master Control operation and supporting equipment preferred.
• This position requires attention to detail, as well as the ability to make fast, accurate judgments, multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, and problem-solving.
• Monitor and edit automation playlists to ensure correct playback of programming and commercial content.
• Monitor air signals to ensure WSMV is adhering to FCC and station guidelines.
• Ingest commercial content and programming from multiple sources including but not limited to Satellite feeds, FTP delivery, PitchBlue, and Extreme Reach.
• Ingest commercials, programs, and other program materials into the station automation system.
• Occasionally assist with the production of local news, promotions, and commercial programming

• Master Control experience with NVerzion or any Master Control Automation System preferred.
• Flexibility with scheduling and job assignments
• Computer experience and willingness to learn are a must.
• Needs to work and communicate well with others, as well as be a self-starter.
• Must be able to work flexible days, hours, and holidays in a 24 x 7 x 365 day-a-year work environment.
• Successful candidates should be dependable, well organized, able to multi-task, possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work calmly under pressure, and meet deadlines.

, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

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

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d53q97-44-201-72-250-42 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.