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  Newscast Director-Master Control Operator
Employer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc Job Posted: 2/9/2020
Location: Sioux Falls, SD Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

Newscast Director

• Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators and technical equipment during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
• Observes pictures through monitors and directs newscasts via Ross Overdrive system
• Works with news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
• Switches video sources via automated systems and gives direction at the same time during live broadcasts
• Tests equipment to ensure proper operation

Master Control Operator

• Responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks
• Updates and maintains signal control systems
• Maintains programming logs as required by station management
• Segments content and clips to the server and then trims and modifies it
• Appends logs to the data management system
• Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
• Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted
• Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
• Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System requirements
• Ensures station compliance with FCC regulations
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager


• High school diploma
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
• Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production
• Experience with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Hours include evening and weekend shifts. Shifts are consistently scheduled, but employees should expect to work fill-in hours around their normal shift.

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