Master control operators are in charge of executing on-air transmissions and ensuring the technical quality of programming and other media operations for their organization. They are responsible for monitoring network transmissions for quality control, as well as reviewing, editing, and confirming the ongoing reliability of the automated playlists. They also interact with the automation software, making changes to the on-air schedule when necessary to ensure continuity in programming. One of the operator's main responsibilities includes performing all playback and monitoring functions for the origination of multiple satellite broadcast channels. They create business relationships with other media professionals as well.
Master Control Operator Tasks
Maintain station logs and update information to reflect desired or actual schedule.
Interrupt broadcasts or alter programs when a supervisor approves it.
Monitor broadcasts, breaks, and commercials and ensure that television schedule is followed.
Record and document video feeds.