Master Control Operator (Part Time) – CPAC


1. Complete playback of programming with closed captioning according to traffic schedule while ensuring that technical standards are met, and procedures are followed.

2. Respond to scheduling changes promptly and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

3. Responsible for quality evaluation, troubleshooting, acquisition, and recording of multiple incoming signals.

4. Communicate effectively with feed originators, live production staff, producers, traffic, and management.

5. Accountable for the proper transmission and monitoring of the broadcast signals. Report any faults and abnormalities in transmission of the television signal.

6. Effectively operate the automation system, asset management software, and various peripheral equipment in the master control facility.

7. Work with engineering staff to report faults and ensure that integrity of master control facility is not compromised. Perform basic troubleshooting and equipment maintenance as required.

8. Other duties as assigned.


1. Personal Qualities: Innovation/Creative Thinking, Problem Solving/Judgement, Listening, Understanding and Responding, Interpersonal Skills.

2. Ability to work to exacting standards and procedures under high stress situations.

3. Must be a team player, able to communicate with other operators, management,
and station personnel.

4. Must be able to work without supervision.

5. Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

6. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

7. Completion of a post-secondary television broadcasting program or equivalent experience in a television master control.

8. Knowledge of how to use waveform/vectorscope monitors and professional audio/sound field monitors.

9. Knowledge of various production equipment including servers, routers, switchers, graphic systems. Prior experience with Dalet, Chyron graphics, Crispin automation, Evertz routers and switchers is an asset.

10. Knowledge of standard and high definition video platforms, aspect ratios, and file based broadcast operations.

11. Experience with Microsoft Office including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

12. Available to work any shift for a 24/7/365 operation including weekends, overnights, and holidays. Able to work on a rotating shift schedule.

13. Bilingualism (French/English) an asset.

1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Attention: Patricia Hutton, Human Resources

CPAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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