Nexstar Media Group

  • Operator, Master Control

    Requisition ID
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary


    Master Control Operator LOCAL 22 (WVNY) and LOCAL 44 (WFFF) is looking for a part time Master Control Operator.  This job is for the person who enjoys working with computers, servers and technical equipment.  You must be incredibly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.  Responsibilities include recording and downloading content, monitoring the quality of feeds and operating master control software and equipment.  Broadcast experience or computer orientation helpful, on-site training offered.  Shifts will include overnights and/or weekends. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Updates and maintains signal control systems
    • Maintains programming logs as required by station management
    • Segments content and clips to the server and then trims and modifies it
    • Appends logs to the data management system
    • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts
    • Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted
    • Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible
    • Ensures the station’s compliance with Emergency Alert System requirements
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     Requirements & Skills:


    • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Strong PC/MS Office experience
    • Experience with digital transmitters and other broadcast-related equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

     Physical Demands & Work Environment: 

    The Master Control Operator must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Master Control Operator must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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