Master Control Operator
MLB Network - Secaucus, NJ

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Position Title: Master Control Operator

Position Reports To: Senior Manager of Network Origination

Position Summary: The MLB Network seeks an experienced Master Control Operator to execute the playback of the Primary and Alternate Channels using automation and live functionality.

Responsibilities :
  • Technically monitor network outbound and inbound feeds for video and audio quality.
  • Check playlist against program log to assure correct content is schedule for air
  • Count ADs in control room through commercial breaks.
  • Effectively timeout playlists and work with Live ADs to coordinate playback of Games and Studio programming and graphic insertion.
  • Execute all technical aspects of switching primary and emergency sources to air.
  • Manage seamless execution of airing breaking news.
  • Communicate all outages to supervisors.
  • Prepare on air content as required.

Skills & Experience :
  • A minimum of three to five years of relevant Master Control Operator On Air experience is required.
  • Knowledge of master control automation systems, routers, monitoring equipment and server based work flows.
  • Working knowledge of HD television master control systems.
  • Hands on experience with master control automation systems and server playback.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful breaking news situations and system outages.
  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours; holidays and weekends.
  • Knowledge of Snell Automation, routers, server work flows, Tektronix monitoring equipment.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or technical school equivalent required; Communications major is highly preferred.