Hearst Television Master Control Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

KCCI has an opening for a Master Control operator who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams during overnight hours five nights a week. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly.

Required Skills
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications.
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
Required Experience
  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.

Job ID: 2215

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Category: Production

Location: Des Moines, IA US

Station Name: KCCI-TV