• Digital Control Technician

    Location US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/9/2018 2:25 PM)
    Job ID
    Production and Programming
  • Overview

    WTKR/WGNT-TV, a Tribune station in Norfolk, VA, is recruiting for a Master Contorl Operator to work in the Digital Operations Control Center.


    The primary focus of the MCO is to insure accurate operation of remote computer terminal equipment controlling station video servers and automation systems at multiple locations.  The responsibilities will include signal monitoring, network monitoring, and the ability to trouble shoot technical difficulties utilizing remote control.


    • Operates video servers and automation system.
    • Monitors signal quality.
    • Operates the television transmitters via remote control. Maintains modulations levels within FCC regulations.  Notifies maintenance personnel immediately of any transmitter parameters which are outside of FCC specifications.
    • Performs the duties of the master control operator by switching the on-air signals in accordance with the station log: & monitoring the level and quality of all on-air signals.
    • Operates switching equipment via remote control.
    • Bypasses defective equipment by switching around the problem and notifies maintenance personnel.
    • Maintains signal quality in accordance with good engineering practices, station policy and FCC regulations.
    • Writes time sensitive discrepancy reports and procedural documentation.
    • Interprets network schedules and timing information.
    • Operates satellite receive systems.
    • Works shift schedules without guarantee of a particular shift.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    A minimum of two years related broadcast experience preferred. Excellent verbal communication and telephone skills a must. Competent computer skills required.  Excellent writing skills are necessary.  Experience in automation and video server technology a plus.  Ability to handle multiple evolving situations at the same time is essential. Must be detailed oriented.  Ability to anticipate potential issues and to successfully resolve the issues before an on-air mistake occurs.  Problem solving ability and quick decisions under high stress at times are required. Ability to communicate well with co-workers in team environment. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

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