Master Control Operator

Full-time Position, Available on: 2022-08-26

WGAL-TV, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate located in the Lancaster-Lebanon-Harrisburg-York, PA market has an opening for a Master Control Operator. 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
Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus
Ability to learn specialized software applications
Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.
Education:

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.

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Company: WGAL

1300 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Contact: Human Resources
htvhrdept@hearst.com
(212) 887-6836