Master Control Operator

  • Full-time
  • Westbrook, ME
  • September 25, 2022



WMTW/WPXT has an opening for a Master Control Operator who is detail oriented, organized, and a multi-tasking team player. This person operates the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast.
Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming.
Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
Maintains program and transmitter logs.
Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
Acquires content from various distributors.
Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.
In-person attendance is required.

Experience Requirements:

Must have computer and software experience.
Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.

Qualifications Requirements:

Computer literacy is mandatory.
Attention to details is imperative.
Applicant must be able to multi-task.
Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions preferred.
Ability to learn specialized software applications.
Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

How to Apply:

Contact: Human Resources
Phone: (212) 887-6836