Master Control Switcher

Cox Media Group - Tulsa, OK3.7

30+ days agoFull-time

Cox Media Group Tulsa (KOKI/KMYT Television) is interviewing for Master Control Operators.

The Master Control Operator is responsible for:
Proper operation of all program channels to ensure continued and seamless program delivery.
Observation of all video pictures and audio quality.
Monitoring and Operating transmitter remote control systems.
Satellite and distributor-based file recordings and preparation for automation playback.
Consultation with programming/traffic department and/or Operations management representatives when scheduled programs are not available for broadcast, or when live events require a change in program schedule.
Clear and concise documentation of problems.
Coordination with various production personnel during live shows.
You must be very detail oriented with good communication skills, able to perform multiple tasks and work independently as well as with others. You must also be available to work any shift for a 24/7/365 operation, including weekends, overnights, and holidays.

Duties include on-air operating of both analog and digital television equipment, recording and ingesting of commercials and programs, operating video tape recorders, computer controlled equipment and satellite receivers in a highly complex technical environment. Basic computer literacy is required.

Duties also include monitoring and previewing playlists to ensure that all assets are ready for broadcast as scheduled, evaluating the technical quality of content and assure standards are being met. Duties also include managing on-air logs, automation playlists and server-based computer systems, submitting discrepancy reports regarding scheduling, traffic and on-air irregularities, ensuring closed captioning is accurate and broadcast maintains FCC requirements, reporting equipment problems to Engineering and performing emergency workarounds.


High school diploma or equivalent
Broadcast or technical training preferred
Working knowledge of computer operation, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Prior 2 year experience in a television Master Control environment preferred
General knowledge of FCC and EAS rules and requirements
Experience with basic digital TV systems and monitoring equipment including scopes, professional picture monitors and multi-channel audio monitor equipment
Experience operating television automation record and playback and video server systems

Additional Requirements:
Must be able to work under pressure and be fast to get station back on air when problems occur
Must be a team player able to communicate with other operators, management and station personnel
Must be able to work without supervision on a regular basis.
Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-OK-Tulsa-2625 S Memorial Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing