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MT - Master Control Tech, KRTV

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

KRTV, the Scripps CBS station in Great Falls, MT is seeking to hire a Master Control Tech! The Master Control Tech is responsible for operating the Master Control switcher, manning proper audio and video levels and overseeing our channels air performance and accuracy resulting in a quality on air shift.


  • Responsible for observing and recording transmitter power and frequency readings, adjusting them to legal limits if necessary.

  • Aligning satellite receiver dish, adjusting audio and video levels as well as recording programs while down linking satellite feeds.

  • Back-timing and adjusting all "On Air" material to ensure that when a show is started, it will end at a pre-determined time using automation.

  • Dub commercials into video servers with proper audio and video levels.

  • Operation of all Master Control equipment. Responsible for switching and verification of commercials and program material to air with correct audio and video levels; any associated keys or EAS material. Maintain all required program logs.

  • Loading and playing back pre-recorded programs, public service announcements and news material.

  • Recording programs, promotions, Public Service Announcements and news material.

  • Responsible for on air switching of all programs, commercials, promotions and Public Service Announcements.

  • Operation of audio board and all associated audio equipment.

  • Tuning in satellite and ENG remotes.

  • Loading programs on videotape machines and server based equipment, adjusting audio and video levels for proper playback.

  • Operating Crispin automation equipment, MC Switcher and Transmitter Remote Control (analog and digital).

  • Monitoring transmitter remote control equipment and take appropriate action as needed.

  • Reading various scopes and other technical monitoring equipment.

  • Responsible for maintaining in a neat and orderly manner the transmitter and microwave and station logs in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • 1-3 years of operating a Master Control switcher in a television station or equivalent experience in a video production facility.

  • Six (6) months prior commercial television experience.

  • One (1) year of commercial television experience preferred.


  • Knowledge of Master Control.

  • Ability to operate and have working knowledge of various videotape machines, video servers, scopes and switchers.

  • Knowledge of transmitter power parameters.

  • Knowledge of machine playback from a variety of tape formats.

  • Must have experience with automation systems.

  • Must be a person who is organized, accurate, detail oriented and plans ahead under exact and immediate deadlines.

  • Good mathematic skills, especially with addition and subtraction.

  • Good manual dexterity.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Must be able to work well under pressure.

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.


  • Ability to sit for long period of time

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.

  • Must be able to reach overhead.


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is one of the nation's leading media companies, focused on creating a better-informed world through a portfolio of news, information and entertainment brands.Scripps will become the nation's largest television broadcaster, reaching 73% of U.S. television households through 108 stations in 76 markets, pending regulatory approval of its acquisition of ION Media. Committed to serving local audiences through objective journalism, Scripps operates 60 local TV stations in 42 markets. It is creating a national TV networks business that will include ION Media's entertainment programming, Newsy's straightforward headline and documentary news content and the five popular Katz broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship for the company.


Keywords: The E.W. Scripps Company, Great Falls , MT - Master Control Tech, KRTV, Other , Great Falls, Montana

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