Master Control Operator (6-month contract)
Blue Ant Media
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
15d ago

Blue Ant Media Inc. is currently looking for a Master Control Operator. This position will be responsible for data integrity and on-

air quality across all brands.

MCR Daily Performance Duties

  • Maintain a high level of On-Air Quality
  • Continuous monitoring of audio, video and captioning, graphics, descriptive video on both domestic and international feeds
  • Troubleshoot and respond to third party clients, BDU’s on outages
  • Manage Automation Playlists and Import / export and modification of traffic log content of both domestic and international feeds
  • Ensure programming, promotional & commercial content are consistent with scheduling
  • Downloading of commercial content as per traffic instructions
  • Confirm presence of correct on-air graphics (secondary events) and closed captioning .scc files
  • Performing regular maintenance and cleanup of Master Control storage and archive
  • Assist with technical upgrades, maintenance and repairs
  • Assist with Closed Captioning duties as assigned (importing, exporting, etc.)
  • Perform any live system switches as required; Department On-Air Discrepancy reporting and follow-up.
  • Digital Downloads - Ensure all files are delivered with proper frame rate and formats
  • Ingest, Marker / Trim, and general QC of content
  • Reporting of accepted deliveries to various departments for use
  • Media movement and registration within storage, automation and traffic systems for editing, on-air playout, on-demand services, etc.
  • Coordination with Media Asset Management team (when implemented) for media movement and storage
  • Liaise as necessary with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of media assets including all deliverable.
  • Perform Quality Control for on-air programming to ensure it is acceptable for air (eg. no editing, audio, dubbing or editorial issues)
  • Ability to work all shifts including weekend and overnight shifts.
  • Skills & Experience :

  • Must be fluent in English with preference given to bilingual French
  • Ability to work cross functionally with various departments to ensure all teams interface efficiently
  • Knowledge of Broadcast Centre Signal Flow
  • Technical or Operational knowledge of the following systems preferred, but not limited to :
  • o Evertz Mediator Automation

    o Telestream Vantage Transcoding

    o ProMedia Carbon (Rhozet) System

    o FTP, Filezilla and web portal transfers and management

    o Microsoft Excel

    o Google Gmail and Applications

  • Familiarity with multiple aspect ratios and UHD technology
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and efficiently meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills and strong technical vocabulary
  • Understanding of non-linear editing practices and all formats of technical specifications (North American and International)
  • Responsibility for and ownership of on-air look and feel through data integrity, troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Self starter that demonstrates initiative and ability to work both independently and as a member of a core programming team
  • Post-secondary education in a television / broadcast media-related discipline is an asset
  • Blue Ant Media celebrates diversity in both its programming and workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in Canada.

    We thank all candidates for their interest in Blue Ant Media and we will reach out to those candidates that are under consideration.

    If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.

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