Master Control Operator – KGWN

Master Control Operator – KGWN

  • Full Time
  • Cheyenne
  • September 30, 2024

Website KGWN


About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KGWN:

KGWN-TV is the dominant news source for the Cheyenne-Scottsbluff and Casper markets. KGWN-TV is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a community along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is home to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, the Capital City, and Cheyenne Frontier Days the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. With stations in Casper, Cheyenne, and Scottsbluff, NE we are focused on telling local stories that matter. We are dominant both on broadcast and digital. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

Job Summary/Description:

Would you like to start your career at an award-winning television station? Our employees contribute to that success daily. A dedicated group of experienced veterans and young professionals work hard morning, noon, and night to bring our community the best quality content possible. KGWN, Wyoming News Now in Cheyenne Wyoming is seeking a hardworking, trustworthy applicant to fill the open position of Master Control Operator. Master Control Operator are responsible for master control and audio board/floor director operations during newscasts.

Monitoring the quality and accuracy of our on-air signals as well as ensuring the transmission meets government regulations and the station’s high standards. Building automated playback logs. Preparing material for on-air playback via an automation system. Verify all material airing by referencing timing sheets and dub lists. Perform on-air switching for live events. Operating recording hardware, satellite receivers and computer-based systems. Monitoring transmitter power levels and tower lights to ensure equipment is functioning correctly and meeting FCC regulations. Anticipate and troubleshoot issues when they occur. Perform other duties as assigned.

Audio operator’s responsibilities may include –

Preparation of the audio board and equipment for shows, as well as maintaining the quality of sound throughout the newscast. Controlling CGs throughout newscast. Audio ops are responsible for checking sound levels on microphones and other audio equipment functionality, including running sound checks, and troubleshooting sound equipment.


Other responsibilities may include - Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment and the studio prior to newscasts, which may include, monitors, lighting, cables, mics and headsets. Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems. Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas. Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor. Please note - primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to or by the first workday.


Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma TV operation experience a plus but not required Work well within a team environment and independently with minimal supervision Possess strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills Computer literate and technically oriented Self-motivated, and a fast learner Exhibit a professional attitude at all times and be able to perform in a high-pressure environment Able to sit/stand for long periods Available shifts may include overnights, weekends, and holidays If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now" , upload your resume, cover letter and references (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service porta _ l )_ KGWN-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company


Wade Harris

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