Master Control Operator

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Technical Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


120 Sports, DBA Stadium, is look to hiring three Master Control Operators and 1 MC Lead to join our team as we prepare to launch our OTA network this summer.  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 Operators are responsible for ensuring a 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.


  • 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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years Master Control Experience, Grass Valley ITX experience preferred.
  • Computer related experience
  • Be able to read and understand Video and Audio metering software

Additional Job Requirements

  • Detail Oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible schedule nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Punctual, regular and consistent attendance 
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL 

Desired Characteristics: Desired Qualifications

  • College Degree in related field (Communication, Broadcasting) preferred
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