Master Control Operator

Winter Park, FL

Full Job Description

WESH 2/CW18 Hearst Television’s NBC and CW affiliate in Winter Park (Orlando) Florida-TV has an opening for a full-time Master Control Operator who is a self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized multi-tasking team player with strong interpersonal skills . This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. The candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting, and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air products, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, prepping them, timing them, and making sure they all play on air properly.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast.
  • Maintaining on-air operation to include running commercials, network, and local programming.
  • Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Observing transmitters and taking readings
  • Maintains program and transmitter logs.
  • Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
  • Acquires content from various distributors.
  • Setup of microwave and satellite feeds for news and programming.
  • Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Related military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Applicants must be reliable and punctual.
  • Can work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • Applicant must be able to multi-task
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions a plus
  • Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
Military training and experience in related field will be considered.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.
Degree Level : High School Graduate