Master Control Operator (freelance)

Ref#: 32319
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: West Sacramento, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

  • Monitor multiple broadcast channels for quality control

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical difficulties along with Engineering Maintenance

  • Generate and execute playlists on CBS automation systems

  • Quickly and accurately execute program/commercial/marketing changes on-air as needed

  • Manage live-event and off-air workflows

  • Ingest programming, promotional, and commercial material for later playout

  • Coordinate microwave and satellite feeds for both programming and live news broadcasts

  • Monitor and operate branding systems for multiple broadcast channels

  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least one year of relevant experience in a broadcast facility, such as a TV station or Cable/Satellite head end

  • AS/BS degree in a relevant field will also be considered

  • Ability to multitask in a live news broadcast environment

  • Excellent communication skills within and between station departments

  • Excellent computer skills on common computer platforms

  • Willing and able to work any shift in a 24/7/365 working environment, including weekends, overnights, and holidays

  • Reliable transportation

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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