Master Control Operator I
 
Employer: Disney ABC Job Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Burbank, CA Job Status: Full Time
 
 

Job Description:

Job Description

The Master Control Operator (MCO I) reports to the Manager of Network Operations for the Disney ABC Television Group. The candidate will support a 24 hour/7 day a week Broadcast Operations Facility. Their primary responsibility will be to provide direct technical support to HD, SD and streaming networks, primarily done through shift-specific processes and tasks. In all, the mission is to ensure the technical quality and creative vision of the programming is maintained during their respective shift.

Responsibilities

• Broadcast operations including, but not limited to: the Harris (ADC) automation system, broadcast signal flow, measurement and signal elements, file formats (HD, SD or IP), and multi-image processor monitoring display.
• Recover on-air graphics through automation and/or devices such as the Harris IconLogo (Logomotion) and the Pixel Power Clarity.
• Monitor multiple linear and non-linear networks, and identify closed captioning, V-Chip, AMOL, format ratio, graphical placement, SAP, and DVS of the on-air product.
• Troubleshooting audio, video and other technical issues that may arise in the uplink/downlink signal path and be able to recover quickly and effectively.
• Follow standard procedures to perform real-time corrections to programming and commercial content to minimize revenue loss.
• Maintain recovery expectations via the ability to switch away from automation and take manual control as seamlessly as possible to air.
• Express technical issues to the on-duty supervisor and through daily written reporting.
• Provide feedback to management that directly affects the formulation of Standard Operating Procedures.
• Work all shifts of a 4-day/10-hour schedule and adhere to the shift assigned; this would include overnights, weekends, holidays and special events.
• Comply with NOC decorum and exhibit common courtesy among peers.
• Carry out on-air special events that would include live switching and other support roles for the event.

Basic Qualifications

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, broadcast automation system and file formats.
• Working knowledge of the Harris automation system.
• Advanced understanding of SD and HD digital signal, video and audio.
• Advanced understanding of routing systems, waveforms and vectorscopes.
• Working knowledge of format standards and quality control.
• Available to work nights and weekends on a regular basis

Preferred Qualifications

• At least one year of television broadcast experience in master control, or equivalent field.

Required Education

• Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in film, television or related field.

Job Posting Industries

Television

Additional Information

The Walt Disney Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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