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Master Control Operator I – Spectrum News NY1 – Spectrum – New York, NY


Company: Spectrum

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time

Spectrum

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that’s important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means … You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You’re fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You’re nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for: This position is responsible for providing audio and video control room support to the station.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Control Room Technician:

  • Mixes audio
  • Sets up studio sets
  • Operates robotic camera
  • Operates still store
  • Calls up teleprompter scripts
  • Provides lighting support


Master Control Operator

  • Monitors, maintains and controls the outgoing signal and computer program that drives the air servers
  • Switches programming
  • Counts in and out of live events
  • Operates and trouble shoots server
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Associates degree, technical school degree or equivalent preferred. Four year college degree preferred
  • Entry level position. Minimum 1 year experience in a control or master control room or similar environment a plus. General experience working in a TV station is helpful to production

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:

  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Provide 24×7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
  • Participation in an established on-call rotation

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