Tribune Company Oper, Master Control in Hartford, Connecticut

POSITION: Master Control Operator / Media Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering

ROLE: The Master Control Operator-Media Coordinator is directly responsible for maintaining our on-air look, maintaining logs, and monitoring the output of the station. This person is also responsible to insure content is ingested and prepared for air well ahead of air time.

Communicating continuously with Traffic, News, Programming and Creative Services Departments verbally and through emails is critical to position. Media coordinator is also responsible to assist Engineering and Operations in building new work flow as required. This person must also master our on air automation system and assist other operators as needed. Communication with Corporate Engineering will be occasionally necessary to work through technical changes as needed. This person must be willing to take calls and assist operations as needed 24/7.


  • Quality Assurance of program and spot material

  • Verify all entries on the log and recording discrepancies

  • Monitoring of transmitter insuring it is compliant with FCC specification

  • Monitoring tower lights remotely

  • Notify Engineering in the event of an on air technical problem

  • Steer, tune and record satellite feeds

  • Dubbing commercial inventory into the spot playback equipment

  • Position requires performance of other job-related duties as assigned


• Communication degree or Broadcast Media Certificate preferred

• Attention to detail and good organizational skills

• Automation experience a plus

• Final Cut Pro experience a plus

• Strong computer skills required




An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request

Must be willing to submit to a background check. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

Job Number: 2018-47857

Street: 285 Broad Street