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Master Control Operator (Part-time)

A creative and future minded multi-platform sports network is seeking a part-time Master Control Operator. As the only major national sports network in the Midwest, Stadium offers a unique opportunity for the sports fan looking for an organization that can offer them growth and the opportunity to create work that matters.


The Master Control Operator should be technically inclined with a comprehensive understanding of and the ability to operate broadcast equipment in a master control environment. This includes original taped programming, LIVE events, Press Conferences and LIVE studio shows. The Master Control Operator is responsible for ensuring a high quality on air presentation for all programming on Stadium. They must possess strong communication skills with all supporting departments and have the ability to work under pressure and solve problems quickly.

This is a part-time position located in Chicago, IL.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years Master Control Experience
  • Must have Grass Valley ITX experience
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, overnights, weekends and holidays
  • College Degree in related field (Communications, Broadcasting) preferred
  • Computer related experience
  • Be able to read and understand Video and Audio metering software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Detail oriented

Key Job Responsibilities Include:

  • On air operation of Grass Valley ITX Master Control System
  • Editing, managing on air logs, automation playlists and server device management as required 
  • Complete LIVE on air faxing with remote and studio sources: playlist routes 
  • Demonstrated abilities to monitor quality of outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary
  • Knowledge of on-air graphic elements through Grass Valley Vertigo – Ticker, bug and sponsor secondary events 
  • Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for broadcast. Air checklists and playlist monitoring for on air playout accuracy 
  • Ensure Close Captioning is accurate 
  • Support operation of the station by assisting engineering, ingest, and other departments 
  • Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and perform emergency workarounds 
  • Quality Control of filing shows and commercial spots into video server. Knowledge of spot delivery platforms a must. 
  • Analytical Thinking — analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Dependability — reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill network obligations. 
  • Attention to Detail — strong detail in completing work tasks and provide communication through engineering reporting and discrepancy reports.
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