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Broadcast Master Control Operator

Hearst Television, Louisville, KY, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $41,600.00

Salary max: $43,000.00

Duration: Full Time

Broadcast Master Control Operator

WLKY, the CBS affiliate in Louisville, KY is looking for a Master Control Operator who will oversee the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. You will monitor multiple air channels, preparing content, building playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. You will ingest commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. You will report to the Production Manager.


  • Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast
  • Maintain on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
  • Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and signal integrity
  • Operate broadcast automation equipment
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
  • Observe transmitters and take readings
  • Maintain program and transmitter logs
  • Edit and append playlists
  • Acquire content from distributors and content delivery systems
  • Report equipment issues and transmission discrepancies
  • Run studio robotics


  • 1+ years of computer, email, software and web applications
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production
  • Work in a collaborative environment and independently
  • Experience with master control activities and tasks preferred; training will be offered for qualified candidates
  • Knowledge of graphics systems for on-air branding and messaging
  • Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and 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.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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