Master Control Operator (Part Time)

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

Job Description

KING5 Media Group is looking to hire a Part-time Master Control Operator.  This position is part of a team responsible for the monitoring and support of KING and KONG TV.  This position will perform duties to ensure the on-air integrity of multiple network programming feeds and provide immediate response to emergency situations that may affect on-air programming.  

  • Monitor and troubleshoot technical aspects of network operations and ensures the integrity of multiple simultaneous program streams
  • Provide immediate or timely corrective measures to remedy problems or issues prior to broadcast of programming.
  • Ensure accuracy of traffic logs and take appropriate corrective measures as necessary.
  • Operate video switchers and router panels routing video and audio signals, file servers, multi-channel automation systems, electronic spot delivery systems and all related broadcast equipment.
    • Provide written discrepancy report documentation as required
    • Assist in the creation of Standard Operating Procedures for the stations and the network operations and ensuring that those procedures are followed
    • Provide informed feedback on equipment and processes to improve workflow within the department
    • Work with vendors to resolve problems and coordinate product upgrades
    • Ability to work any shift may be required.
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • College Degree or equivalent years of industry experience may be substituted for degree requirements.
  • Broadcast Technical and Operations experience to include but not be limited to; Knowledge of and ability to use electronic equipment and computer hardware and software related to television broadcast operations, including VTRs, video and audio routing equipment, file servers, remote transmitter monitoring equipment and multi-channel automation systems.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Crispin Automation, Grass Valley Servers, and Miranda iControl Remote Station Management software or like systems from other vendors.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and act on broadcast problems
  • Customer Service attributes and skills
  • Organization and time management skills

To be considered a candidate for an opening at KING, you must complete the online application on the employment tab found on: and attach your resume and cover letter.  Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

KING TV is a subsidiary of TEGNA.  TEGNA is the largest local media company in the country and provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k).


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs.  We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news for the digital age.