NBC Universal Master Control Operator, News & Entertainment in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Job Number 35621BR

Job Title Master Control Operator, News & Entertainment

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Global Media Operations

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New Jersey

City Englewood Cliffs


Role Summary and Purpose

Work with a driven and highly motivated team to support the on-air operations of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

As a Master Control Operator at NBC Universal (NBCU), you will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining and ensuring the reliability of all NBCU Networks Origination Center channels.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

  • Perform the duties of a live news and entertainment master control operator in a fast paced environment, including manipulating commercial playlists, executing program/commercial/marketing changes, managing playlists, operating graphics, sending logs for reconciliation and maintaining the overall reliability, and execution of live news and entertainment network broadcasts

  • Monitor and maintain the continuity and availability for 27 Networks (including 50 distribution channels)

  • Perform quality control duties for on-air content airing on cable networks

  • Work well within a team environment

  • Continue to exceed expectations in on-air reliability and customer service for all NOC clientele

  • Ensure reliability of on-air schedules in a dynamic environment


  • 2 yrs experience in an On-air broadcast environment.

  • 2 yrs experience in a live environment, specifically a strong background in executing live broadcasts.

  • 2 yrs experience demonstrating an overall understanding & knowledge of the television production process, broadcast operations & news/sports/entertainment technical production requirements

  • 2 yrs of proven knowledge of switchers, routers, and automation systems

  • 2 yrs of experience in quality control processes

  • Proven leadership, high energy level, strong attention to detail, and strong team and communication skills

  • Ability to be flexible in approach, and respond well to pressure.

  • A track record of meeting or exceeding performance expectations

  • Possess strong troubleshooting and process skills

  • This position requires the ability to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends, and holidays to support the 24x7 on-air broadcast environment

Desired Characteristics

  • BA/BS in related field

  • 5+ yrs experience related field

  • Extensive and significant experience, understanding and knowledge of digital broadcast and productiontechnical systems, standards and processes

  • Technical experience with automated, real-time systems, digital video and audio troubleshooting and test techniques

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with work rules and scheduling

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