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Master Control Operator - Spectrum News Albany

Company: Spectrum
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within our community! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, character-driven stories that are important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 30 + local news and regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News operates in a 24-hour news cycle which can require employees to be flexible and available to work various shifts, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means You're ready to inspire and be inspired! You're passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to tell amazing stories that mean something to our communities. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories across multiple platforms. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

What we're looking for: As a Master Control Operator, you will operate all control room equipment and monitor the news and/or sports programming streams. You must be well-versed in broadcast protocol, understanding the production of live newscasts. Our operators will maintain continuity within our channels by working with media systems, conducting handoff meetings, and collaborating with our newsroom staff to ensure the quality of the broadcast.

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations
Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change
Strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology, including automated on-air playout systems, newsroom editorial software, non-linear editing systems, microwave/satellite systems, bonded cellular systems and router systems.
Knowledge of multimedia systems including Dalet, Harmonic, Evertz, RTS, and Chyron
Advanced knowledge of a variety of broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; standard and high-definition operations, non-linear edit systems, VTRs, server-based recording/playback devices and related software applications, server networking and transfer technologies, broadcast routers, intercom panels, etc
Excellent customer skills and be attentive to all department needs
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors
Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving
Ability to work effectively within a team environment
Dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently without direct supervision

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline or equivalent work experience
Experience working in a television news and/or sport environment

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment
Communicate in person, by phone and by email
Push/pull/maneuver equipment up to 50lbs lbs.
Ability to distinguish colors and discern sounds
Ability to work various shifts, longer shifts, weekends and holidays, and be flexible with schedule changes due to "breaking news", and/or severe weather emergencies

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!

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