Broadcast Master Control Operator

Full-time Position, Available on: 2024-01-26

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a Master Control Operator. You will oversee the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. You will monitor multiple air channels, preparing content, building playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. You will ingest commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. You will report to Chief Engineer.


Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast
Maintain on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and signal integrity
Operate broadcast automation equipment
Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
Observe transmitters and take readings
Maintain program and transmitter logs
Edit and append playlists
Acquire content from distributors and content delivery systems
Report equipment issues and transmission discrepancies

1+ years of computer, email, software and web applications
Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production
Work in a collaborative environment and independently
Experience with master control activities and tasks preferred; training will be offered for qualified candidates
Knowledge of graphics systems for on-air branding and messaging
Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered
Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst’s benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

Medical | Dental | Vision
401(k) matching
Emotional Wellness Support
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
LGBTQ+ Health Services
Additional benefits to meet your and your family’s needs

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6800