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Job Description for Master Control Operator, Hayden Studios (Freelance)

Master Control Operator - Freelance


Tennis Channel ( is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community.  It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier Sony WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup.  Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 MSOs. Verizon FiOS TV, and has a national footprint via DIRECTV and DISH Network.


Position: This is a freelance, operational role in a 24/7 environment. An important component of the multi-channel operations is the integration of remote live sports coverage and studio news production. The ideal candidate will take ownership of the Channel’s operation through a plan of continuous improvement, a proactive approach and thorough preparation. Work assignments involve a heavy concentration of activity Fridays through Sundays.


Daily Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:


          Assume responsibility for accurate, error-free broadcasting of all events in a multi-channel, on-air environment

          Ensure the daily broadcast operates nominally and error free

          Proactively check playlists, programming schedules, multiple sources of information to ensure error free operations

          Perform recording, ingesting and QC duties of programming assets into on-air servers and input metadata

          Take ownership for all of on-air activities by monitoring all programming assets in playlists and acting as the first-line responder for resolving problems and troubleshooting

          Facilitate and promote excellent communication between co-workers and management




          Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Master Control operator performing live programming, preferably sports integration

          1-2 years’ experience working with automation, and transmission technologies

          Excellent working knowledge of broadcast automation systems, video and audio switch operation, file-based workflows and overall master control / on-air broadcast operations

          Punctuality and excellent attendance

          Experience working in a multi-channel environment

          Ability to maintain an excellent working partnership with management, co-workers, and other departments and willingness to work effectively as a member of a team

          Ability to work under pressure in a live programming and multi-channel environment

          Demonstrated maturity and ability to work shifts in an unsupervised environment

          Willingness to take ownership of errors, faults, outages and inquiries to completion

          Education can be substituted for experience



To be considered, please send resume, salary history and requirements to:


Subject line must read: “Freelance MCO”

Tennis Channel Inc.

Attn: Recruiter

2850 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 150

Santa Monica, CA 90405




The Tennis Channel offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan for all full time positions.

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