MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR

  • RNN-TV, Fios1 News
  • Rye Brook, NY, USA
  • Feb 28, 2019
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

RNN is currently looking for skilled Master Control Operators to support our brand new HD facilities in Rye Brook, NY. The role of the MCO is to monitor/control live and automated play-out of multichannel news networks.  Work in a team environment during fast-paced, high-pressure newscasts. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Monitor Crispin Automation, Ross switcher and Harris Video Server operations

  • Ensure highest quality “on air” presentation

  • Document traffic, playlist or other issues that effect on air quality 
  • Countdown, monitor and switch live news and production sources 
  • Maintain station traffic log, run pre-taped and live programming, respond to timing change at a moment’s notice 
  • Preview playlists to ensure all assets are available and ready for broadcast as scheduled 
  • Evaluate technical quality of content and assure standards are being met 
  • Editing, managing of on air logs, automation playlists and server device management 
  • Submit timely discrepancy reports on scheduling, traffic and on-air irregularities 
  • Ensure closed captioning and distribution feed routing are accurate 
  • Reports equipment problems to Engineers and perform emergency workarounds 
  • Process work order requests for time compression services

  • Highly focused and able to react to technical issues quickly and responsibly
  • MUST BE OPEN TO WORKING NIGHTS, OVERNIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AS A STANDARD SHIFT
  • MUST BE OPEN TO WORKING HOLIDAYS
  • MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR OVERTIME AND ABLE TO COVER BREAKING NEWS AND STORM COVERAGE

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

4 year college degree; 1 to 2 years of experience working in broadcast/cable environment with basic knowledge of production equipment and production techniques, computer-based production as well as basic knowledge of video/audio signal and tape dynamics.