Master Control Operator


Full-time and Part-time (16 to 24 hours/week)

positions available

Channel Zero Inc. has career opportunities for full and part-time Master Control Operator in Toronto.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor outgoing signals and ensure integrity of all channels
  • Prepare, import and maintain schedules to automations
  • Make revisions to program schedules as directed by the Programming, Production and/or Traffic Departments
  • Load and ensure accuracy of program schedules, and make changes as necessary
  • Prepare all programming, commercial and promotional content for air/play-out, including encoding, downloading and transcoding media
  • Review, segment and ensure technical quality, accuracy and completeness of all media
  • Basic editing tasks using Final Cut Pro
  • Setup, receive and record multiple incoming signals (i.e. satellite, fibre, adjacent systems, etc.)
  • Work closely with the Engineering department to ensure the functionality of all equipment and to perform basic equipment maintenance,
  • React promptly to technical issues, and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner
  • Complete daily reports on Master Control operations
  • Prepare and maintain VOD content for BDUs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Key qualifications:  

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent multitasking skills and great attention to detail
  • Technical ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high definition broadcast video/audio signals
  • Ability to ingest and edit content as well as basic operation of production switcher for live cut-ins
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms (Windows 64-bit systems XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX, Leopard) and to map drives and use networks
  • Willing and enthusiastic about learning new technologies
  • Must be able to do shift work including overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must work well in team environment at the same time work well under minimal supervision
  • Relevant experience in a Master Control facility will be a definite asset

Application Deadline:  Friday October 31, 2014

Quoting ref# MCO2014-10B, and your preference for a full or part-time position, please send your résumé with cover letter to:    (no phone calls please)

About Channel Zero:

Channel Zero is an independent Canadian media company that owns over-the-air channel CHCH Ontario and a growing bouquet of specialty channels including Rewind and Silver Screen Classics.  The company is parent to Channel Zero Digital, which owns popular sites Andpop and ChartAttack, and the digital companions of its broadcast brands. Channel Zero World Media operates Bollywood Times, Mehndi TV and Halla Bol – Canada’s first South Asian HD TV channels. Channel Zero also operates Ouat Media, an Academy Award® winning film sales and distribution company.  For more information, please visit

Channel Zero Inc. (along with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies) is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in its workforce. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies please.

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