Master Control Operator

Full-time Position, Available on: 2023-09-11

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a Master Control Operator. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events. This position, which is on-site and does not involve any remote work, includes duties such as ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. The successful candidate must be willing to work varied shifts, including overnight hours, weekends and holidays.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast
Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
Operate Imagine ADC Automation equipment
Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
Observing transmitters and taking readings
Maintains program and transmitter logs.
Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
Acquires content from various distributors.
Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.
Studio operations including camera, teleprompter, lighting, moving set pieces
Audio console operations
Experience Requirements:

Must have computer and software experience.
Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
Related military experience will be considered.
Qualifications Requirements:

Computer literacy is mandatory.
Attention to details is imperative.
Applicant must be able to multi-task
Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions preferred
Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus
Ability to learn specialized software applications
Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.

Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
Military training and experience in related field will be considered.
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

Company: WGAL-TV

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Contact: Human Resources
(212) 887-6800