Master Control Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


WGN-TV has an immediate opening for a Per Diem Engineer with Master Control experience to work in a dynamic broadcast environment. 



The successful candidate will be responsible operating and monitoring on-air operations of multiple channels including national networks and local channels. Must be able to maintain WGN quality control standards and adhere to FCC rules including the FCC Children’s Television Act. Be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of broadcast operations.

Operator must always maintain the highest level of quality control and use excellent judgement. Attention to detail is essential, able to confirm elements are airing as logged and looking ahead to resolve any potential issues before they occur.  Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting techniques and effective communication to best convey the issues necessary for resolution.

The Master Control Operator is responsible for national network feeds and working with affiliates that may be experiencing technical difficulties. Must be able to operate ancillary on air equipment such as CGs, Dasdec, caption encoders, routers, switchers, and remote operation of transmitters.



  • Three years total experience in professional live television broadcast operations required. Experience with Florical is a plus.
  • You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • This is a position that will include weekends and holidays.
  • Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.

The Chicago facility originates three national television networks and WGN-TV/Channel 9. This position is a staff position which will require membership in IBEW.

Apply On-line:

Go to and search for REQ-13307.


Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

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