Master Control Operator

WADL is seeking a highly detail oriented Master Control Operator for a full time position. The Full-time shift will be from 11 pm to 7 am.

Position Summary

The Master Control Operator (MCO) is responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of our on-air products by continuously monitoring, overseeing, and maintaining WADL programming throughout the week (includes weekends and holidays).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Encode programming for airing on WADL
    • Regularly Monitor programming and advertising on WADL
    • Receive and Schedule syndicated programming for WADL
  • Ensures transmission meets WADL quality standards
  • Ensures the high quality airing of commercials with high run rates and minimized down time
  • Prepares programming for future playback
  • Switches on/off live events
  • Controls audio equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during television broadcasts
  • Observes monitors and converses with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to verify that programs/commercials are airing properly
  • Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for transmission
  • Reports equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
  • Communicates regularly with Sales and Traffic to make sure content is received and aired
  • Completes appropriate paperwork functions as required
  • Logs daily discrepancies and verifies all commercial inventory, taped events, and aired live events
  • Identifies and works to prevent, to the extent possible, problems and roadblocks
  • Completes routine work without instructions; show initiative to improve processes and products
  • Demonstrates high ethical standards, strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment, show respect for others, acknowledge and build on others ideas, and support group decisions
  • Replies to requests or issues internally and externally in a timely manner using the appropriate means of communication.
  • May perform additional duties not pertaining to Master Control as required or assigned
  • Strong computer skills, self-motivation and good attendance are essential

Preferred Prerequisites:

  • SBE Television Operators Certification preferred but not required
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Trade school training helpful.  Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems a plus.
  • Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot computers preferred; proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of modern operating systems, networks protocols
  • Ability to professionally interact with customers and co-workers; strong verbal communication skills
  • Must be reliable and motivated to fulfill obligations; ability to work independently and without supervision
  • Ability to analyze situations and use logic to address issues; careful attention to details required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as a part of a regular schedule and/or dictated by business needs
  • Strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment required

How to apply:

E-mail cover letter & resume to resumes@wadldetroit.com
Please – no phone calls. Phone calls will not be considered or returned.