Master Control Operator

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne,FL

Hearst Television, Inc


WESH 2/CW18 Hearst Television???s NBC and CW affiliate in Winter Park (Orlando) Florida-TV has an opening for a full-time Master Control Operator who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player with strong interpersonal skills. 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 involves ingesting commercials and programs, prepping them, timing them, and making sure they all play on air properly.  

 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 Harris 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. 
  • Setup of microwave and satellite feeds for news and programming.
  • Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements: 

  • Must have computer and software experience.   
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Related military experience will be considered.    

Qualifications Requirements:  

  • Applicants must be reliable and punctual.
  • Can work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • 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 a plus 
  • Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus 
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications 
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements. 


  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.   
  • Military training and experience in related field will be considered. 
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

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. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.





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