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Discovery Communications, Master Control Operator, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9899

Sat, February 21, 2015

 Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9899 


Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. 

Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. 

Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. 

We are seeking candidates for the position of Master Control Operator to be located in our Sterling, Virginia Broadcast Facility. 

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 

Job Requirements 

* 2+ years of experience as a master control operator in a multi-channel environment 

* Bachelor’s 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 Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus 
* Must have legal right to work in the United States 

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, protected veteran status or disability. 

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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