The Master Control Operator monitors On-Air, DBS and Cable broadcast signals, records programs from FTP and satellite feeds for later use, sets up and airs programs and program breaks per the ITX program log/automation system, monitors and controls transmitter output, maintains transmitter logs and discrepancy logs, and maintains the library/database.
Will operate broadcast equipment in a Hub and Spoke environment, software, and devices such as broadcast video servers, audio/video routers, audio and video control consoles, satellite receivers, and television transmitters.
Must have the ability to understand and document technical and operational aspects of master control equipment.
Will work with News, Programming, Master Control Hub and Traffic departments for the most effective and positive look of master control for the duopoly of KMSP-TV and WFTC-TV.
Primary Goals of the Master Control Operator
Helps to assure a high quality broadcast by monitoring On-air, DBS and cable broadcast signals, following the program log/automation system to air programs and breaks, monitoring and controlling the transmitter output and resolving any on-air problems which might occur.
Provides support for future broadcasts by recording programs from satellite feeds, FTP, and maintaining the tape library.
Helps to assure compliance with applicable regulations and communication with other departments by maintaining transmitter and discrepancy logs, the equipment incident report, the daily report of satellite recordings, and the Master Control log.
Secondary Goals of the Master Control Operator
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the company.
Helps to ensure the overall success of KMSP & WFTC by performing all other duties as assigned.