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Master Control Operator

Discovery Inc.
Sterling, VA 20164
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Discovery Inc.

Master Control Operator


Job ID: 26621
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: IT & Technical Operations


Discovery Communications is the worlds #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories, and the Global Technology & Operations team, of which the Master Control Operator is a member, provides the technological infrastructure and operations to ensure that audiences can enjoy Discovery's programming around the world and across platforms.

Provide quality control for and delivery of the on-air product. The key focus is to monitor air continuity, demonstrate job knowledge and organizational skills. Additional focus will be on demonstrating efficient computer skills.


1. Monitor and maintain on-air continuity
2. Take appropriate disaster recovery action when necessary
3. Verify that program segments start and end clearly
4. Verify all commercials, promos and graphics air as scheduled correctly
5. Knowledge of automation systems, video servers, and graphic generators
6. Monitor Closed Captioning, subtitles & V-chip for accuracy
7. Monitor feeds for correct language distribution
8. Other duties as assigned


* 2+ years of experience as a master control operator in a multi-channel environment
* Bachelors degree in Communication Arts or Radio/TV/Film preferred
* Must possess excellent organizational skills, good verbal and written communication skills and proficient in computer usage
* Able to work weekends, overnights and holidays
* Automation experience preferred
* Familiarity or fluency in another language is a plus.
* Must be willing accommodate a schedule in support of a 24/7 broadcast environment including weekends, nights, and holidays.
* This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager.
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

sterling, virginia, va

Discovery Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

Posted: 2020-05-05 Expires: 2020-06-05

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