Network Broadcast Operator


Come join a dynamic national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

The Network Broadcast Operator is responsible for real-time observation, trouble ticket reporting, and tier response escalation in order to ensure the highest quality broadcast practices on all signals that leave the Scripps national network operations facility. The Broadcast Operator’s goal is to quickly address any on-air issues which would jeopardize Scripps’s product delivery.

What You’ll Do:

  • Watch all of SCRIPPS’s “Send and Return” signals to ensure technical transmission and quality of broadcast

  • Effectively communicate and troubleshoot all outages/issues per company SOP’s

  • Cross-reference logs against on-air playlists to ensure accuracy and timing

  • Modify on-air playlists as needed to ensure setup and execution of on-air elements through automated commands

  • Monitor local weather (re: transmitter adjustments or need for generator)

  • Answer, report, and troubleshoot incoming calls from external companies about satellite receiver issues

  • Ensure that all on-air equipment is operational and follow necessary procedures to correct any issues

  • Enforce and adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices

  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Bring:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Must have strong computer skills and be comfortable in a Windows environment; Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication/documentation skills

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Knowledge of all related origination equipment, or ability to learn

  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently

  • Ability to troubleshoot minor operational problems

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Ability to pro-actively identify problems and troubleshoot before affecting on-air

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