The Centralcast Operator monitors the on-air signal of multiple television stations and switches sources to air using Harris Automation as well as a manual master control switcher. Also Ingests programs, commercials and promos as needed.
Essential Job Functions
70% - Operates technical hardware and systems related to on-air operations. Monitors on-air signal of multiple television stations and switches sources to air using Harris Automation as well as a manual master control switcher. Records satellite feeds and ingests programs, promos, and commercials into playout servers.
Video editing as required.
15% - Documents on air operations through logs and reports including recording transmitter readings and writing discrepancy and shift reports.
10% - Communicates issues and problems to management and other personnel at local and remote facilities to ensure all material is ready for air.
5% - Participates in projects and special assignments as requested by management.
Completion of high school, or equivalent.
At least 3 years of successful experience in a broadcast television station master control or operational/technical department is required.
Experience providing master control/operational support to multiple stations is highly preferred.
Experience with Harris Automation is highly preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to work flexible, varying shift schedules as needed including early mornings, overnights, and weekends.
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and complete work assignments in an accurate and timely manner.
Must be adaptable and flexible with the ability to shift focus on new priorities.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be team oriented and have had past successful experience working in a team environment.
Must have good organizational and time management skills.
Must be able to follow directions and dependably complete work assignments.
Must be technologically proficient.