By Paul Johnson





Job Title:  Director/Master Control Operator                                    Last Update: 10/30/12


Department:  Operations                                                                   Reports To:  Operations Supervisor


                                                                      Mission Statement

Directs pre‑recorded and live broadcasts, as well as performing master control duties.


Essential Duties/Measurements

·      Marks news scripts with production instructions.

·      Directs pre‑recorded and live broadcasts, including cues, ascertaining correct graphics and video are available.

·      Performs editing functions for Community Affairs, Promotion and commercial announcements for on‑air broadcast.

·      Supervises master control and studio operation personnel, including delegation of work, coordinating training,.and coaching/disciplining, in the absence of the Operations Supervisor.

·      Serves as liaison between news department and operations.

·      Inserts commercials in blocks of programming.

·      Maintains commercial log, transmitter log, and prepares operations reports.

·      Prepares video for next shift.

·      Records and plays back syndicated and network programs

·      Dubs commercials from master tapes to broadcast server.

·      Programs computers to record and play back programs.

·      Tunes satellite to receive programs.

·      Checks all on‑air programming for quality and arability.

·      Monitors and reports technical irregularities.

Additional Duties

·      Prepares commercial, community service and promotional announcements for on‑air broadcast.

·      Participates in station/community relations; ie., county fair, producing promotions, public service announcements, commercial announcements, etc.

·      Assists producer/news department as needed.

·      Prepares character generator information as needed for on‑air.

·      Secures facility by checking locks on doors and security system.

·      Locks and unlocks Community Room for scheduled meetings.

·      Performs other related duties as required.




·      High school diploma or equivalent certificate

·      Two (2) years television broadcast experience including directing live news content.

·      Working knowledge of computers.

·      Mechanical ability.

·      Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.


JobTitle:  Director/Master Control Operator                                                        Last Update: 10/30/12


·      Ability to work under pressure.

·      Sitting with intermittent moving in a studio environment, lifting of videos and  supplies (e.g., binders, etc.), talking & hearing (in person and by telephone), and reaching.

·      Differentiation of color, ability to analyze quality of video and audio.

·      Manual dexterity to perform technical functions

·      Valid driver's license and insurability.

·      Ability to perform essential duties efficiently and accurately, with or without reasonable accommodation and without injury to incumbent or others.


Machines Operated

·      Portable/studio television camera.

·      Portable/studio video tape recorder.

·      Audio mixer.

·      Lighting equipment.

·      Microphones (i.e., wireless, hard wire, etc.).

·      Computer terminal and related equipment (i.e., word processing, etc.).

·      Character generation devices.

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