Master Control Operator – Spectrum News (Raleigh)
Spectrum News North Carolina
is available on channels 14 and 200 and in the western foothills of North Carolina on channels 2, 14 and 711 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in North Carolina. Spectrum News North Carolina serves the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), Wilmington, Charlotte and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) markets and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.
Spectrum Networks is looking for
enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering news that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment!
Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.
JOIN OUR JOURNEY IF…
You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities. 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. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
A Spectrum Networks Master Control Operator
is responsible for monitoring news and/or sports programming streams for quality for the assigned news channel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitor on-air quality and automation systems for multiple program streams
Monitor closed captioning on the news channels for accuracy and order live captioning when necessary
Collaboration with editorial and control room staffs regarding live programming
Commercial break monitoring and manual insertion
Media management, segmenting and editing of news and sports programming
Look for opportunities to continually refine workflows, creating new efficiencies and capabilities
Clearly communicate with personnel internally and externally
Exhibit excellent customer skills and be attentive to all departments needed
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, Production or related field or equivalent work experience preferred
Experience working in a television news and/or sport environment, 4 years
Time Management: Must have the ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Must have the 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
Deep knowledge of preferred systems: Dalet, Harmonic, Evertz, RTS, and Chyron
Communication: Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors.
Teamwork: Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving. Must work effectively within a team environment. Dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy. Strong attention to detail and desire to excel. Must also be able to work independently without direct supervision
Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes
Must be willing to work during severe weather emergencies (hurricanes) and/or extended news and sports coverage
Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, with 31 Networks across 12 States. Our commitment is to create relevant, timely content essential in the day to day lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. Additionally, our breadth allows us to share relevant content across our nation-wide networks, increasing our opportunity to share timely stories. We truly believe in continually redefining and re-establishing how we engage with our viewers and their local communities. Each Spectrum Networks’ 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!