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Master Control Operator

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

We produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Master Control Operator to join our Fox News Media team. As the Master Control Operator, you­­­­­­­­­­­ are responsible for integrating switching of live control rooms, recorded programming and interstitial material into the multiple comprehensive feeds simultaneously. As the Master Control Operator, you are part of the production team as you constantly interact with the show directors to manage playlist timing and commercial break playout. In the news environment, the Master Control Operator is continually making day of air changes to the playlists.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Playout of LIVE and recorded programming
  • Integrate commercial and promo material
  • Communicate with live control rooms
  • Switch commercial breaks
  • Record and playback of programming
  • Ingest/QC material for playback
  • Monitor air signals for quality assurance
  • Insert graphic elements
  • Handle integration of breaking news
  • Execute last minute programming and interstitial changes to playlists
  • React quickly to technical problems to prevent and resolve on air issues

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 3 – 5 years of LIVE television experience in Master Control at a major network or in a large market
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to make fast and accurate playlist changes during live programming
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take on challenges
  • Ability to work well as a team as well as independently
  • Ability work in a fast-paced and intense environment
  • Ability to identify problems and troubleshoot before affecting air
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to embrace changes
  • Ability to stay calm and clearly react and communicate under pressure
  • Flexibility to work all shifts in a 24/7/365 News operation

About Fox Corporation

ABOUT US


Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the digital streaming subscription service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 17 consecutive years, while FBN has ranked as the number one business channel for the past two years. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes, FOX College Sports and a majority stake in the Big Ten Network. FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.

Fox Entertainment

FOX Entertainment, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all U.S. television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, FOX has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

Fox Corporation

Want to learn more about Fox Corporation? Visit Fox Corporation's website.