Nexstar Media Group

  • Technical Media Operator-Master Control

    Requisition ID
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    Position Type
    Regular Full-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

    The Technical Media Operator-Master Control is responsible for the overall on-air look of the television station through airing programming and scheduled station breaks. 

    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
    • Prints traffic logs and 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
    • Ensures station compliance with FCC regulations
    • 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
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Experience with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

     Physical Demands & Work Environment: 

    The Technical Media Operator must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Technical Media Operator must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  


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