• Part-Time Master Control Operator

    Job Locations US-OR-Bend
    TDS Broadcasting
  • Overview

    Part-Time Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday - Monday (subject to change)


    We are looking for a Part-Time Master Control Operator (MCO) to work in our Bend, OR locations.  This position is responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of our on-air products by continuously monitoring, overseeing, and maintaining KOHD/KBNZ/COTV programming. 


    Encode programming for airing on KOHD/KBNZ/COTV.

    • Regularly Monitor programming and advertising on KOHD/KBNZ/COTV.
    • Receive and Schedule syndicated programming for KOHD/KBNZ/COTV.

    Ensures transmission meets KOHD/KBNZ/CBS/ABC quality standards.

    • Ensures the high quality airing of commercials with high run rates and minimized down time.
    • Switches on/off live events.
    • Controls audio equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during television broadcasts.
    • Identifies and works to prevent, to the extent possible, problems and roadblocks.

     Prepares programming for future playback.

    • Observes monitors and converses with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to verify that programs/commercials are airing properly.
    • Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for transmission.
    • Communicates with Sales, Traffic, and Account Services to make sure content is received and aired.
    • Completes appropriate paperwork functions as required.
    • Logs daily discrepancies and verifies all commercial inventory, taped events, and aired live events.
    • Collaborates with #Zolo team and with other departments to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.

    Reports equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.

    May perform additional duties of similar complexity as required or assigned.


    Required Qualifications

    • 2+ years’ of professional work experience.
    • 2+ years’ experience using computers in a professional work environment.

    Other Qualifications

    • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunication systems. 
    • Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot computers preferred; proficient in Microsoft Office.
    • Understanding of modern operating systems, networks protocols.
    • Ability to professionally interact with customers and co-workers; strong verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and without supervision.
    • Ability to analyze situations and use logic to address issues; careful attention to details preferred.
    • Strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as a part of a regular schedule and/or dictated by business need.
    • Reliable and motivated to fulfill obligations; ability to work independently and without supervision.


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