Part-Time Operating Technician

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 19, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
Full Time
Basic Function: To operate video / audio switchers, tape recorders, video servers, computer based automation, satellite equipment and other duties as assigned by management.

SCOPE and IMPACT: Scope includes adherence to FCC rules and regulations and complete compliance with station policies. This position will be required to work overnights, weekends and holidays as required.


* Master Control Operations. Play to air pre-recorded and live program material. To operate local breaks from a program log including commercials, promos and station I.D.'s. The ability to operate Harris Automation and Nexio video servers.

* Record satellite feeds. Record all satellite transmissions as indicated, and insure recording quality to the highest technical standards and that all recordings are properly entered into the automation system for playback.

* Dubbing of Interstitials. Dub commercials, promos and stations ID’s into a format capable of being played to air, while maintaining the highest technical standards.

* Discrepancy and maintenance reporting . Complete all discrepancy and maintenance reports promptly as necessary with stated reasons and resolutions.

* Work as part of a team. When multiple operators are scheduled in the BOC area, they are to work as a team to maintain a clean on air presence. Newscasts are our most important live product and should be the focus while they are on the air. During live productions the BOC is to be staffed at all times and in communication with the Production crew.
Qualifications:Education: Associates degree in related field. Bachelor degree preferred or equal practical experience. FCC or SBE certification desired.

Other Formal Training: Switching, tape editing, advanced computer operations and basic maintenance skills are preferred.
Experience: One-year master control experience is preferred.

Specific Knowledge: Satellite transmission & reception. Operation of Harris Automation, FCC rules and regulations, over the air broadcasting.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to work with electronic equipment and present a smooth and complete on air look.

About Cox Media Group


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