Production Assistant / Master Control Operator (Part Time)

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere


Hearst Television, Inc


KSBW 8 (NBC) / Central Coast ABC / Estrella TV Costa Central, part of Hearst Television, is looking for 2 Part Time Production Assistant/Master Control Operators, who are self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team players. They will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics, and video equipment as related to live broadcasts and post-production.  Candidates will also 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, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. The candidates will generally work 24-28 hours per week and must be available for morning and weekend shifts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast
  • Work also includes AVID editing (non-linear) for news and website content.
  • Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets. 
  • 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
  • Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
  • Report???s equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.                  

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience
  • Non-linear editing experience a plus.
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.     

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Attention to details is imperative and able to multi-task
  • Non-linear editing experience
  • Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions a plus.
  • Bilingual a Plus
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered. 
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience 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. 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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