Media Technician/Master Control Operator

Engineer for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on May 22, 2023

job posting:

Join a Chicago media company where people truly believe in what they are doing! WGN-TV’s Media Operations Center, located on the northwest side of Chicago, which includes WGN-TV9, WGN Plus, News Nation, Antenna and Rewind TV has an immediate opening for a Media Technician/Master Control Operator to work in a dynamic broadcast and media delivery environment. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for operating systems and equipment in Master Control, monitoring on-air operations of multiple channels including national networks and local channels. -Maintain quality control standards while operating and monitoring systems that distribute content via automation, adhering to company guidelines and FCC rules. -Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of broadcast operations, with the ability to maintain quality and communicate quickly and effectively with various departments. -Maintain the highest level of quality control using excellent judgement, anticipating problems and engaging support when needed. -Attention to detail is essential, be able to confirm elements are airing as logged and looking ahead to resolve any potential issues before they occur. -Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting techniques with effective communication to best convey the issues necessary for resolution. -Use a combination of both IT and broadcasting operational skills. The Media Technician/Master Control Operator is responsible for national network feeds and in working with affiliates that may be experiencing technical difficulties. Must be able to operate ancillary on air equipment such as CGs, Emergency Alerts, caption encoders, routers, switchers, various networked workstations and remote operation of transmitters. Qualifications -Three years total experience in either IT or broadcast operations in a professional live media operation required. IT backgrounds encouraged to apply. -Experience with Florical or other automation programs is a plus. -Detail-oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. -IT experience is valuable and is a plus. -Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. -Comfortable in a collaborative and communicative team environment is important. -This position requires flexibility in schedule and could include overnights, weekends and holidays. -Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude. The position requires membership in the IBEW union and is a full time on site staff position. If you like team-work, growth, innovative technology, and working in a happy, enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment, you'll enjoy your career with us! #LI-Onsite Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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