Classification: Temporary/Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Department: Engineering

Reports To: Broadcast Operations Supervisor

Rate: $20 - 23 hourly

Schedule: On-Call as needed to fill openings in the schedule as a result of time off such as vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Online Application


Serves as back-up support to Master Control Operators by ensuring high quality broadcast. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and focused with the ability to work under little supervision. This position is ideal for anyone looking to supplement their income with evening, weekend, and holiday shifts.

If you value public television, consider joining our PBS KVIE team whose mission is to inspire you to explore the world and connect with your community through the integrity of public media.

Ideal Team Player

PBS KVIE's Ideal Team Player:

  • supports our mission to inspire viewers to explore the world and connect with our community through the integrity of public media.
  • celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • values a culture of team spirit and collaboration.
  • strives to do more and be more.
  • is detail-oriented with a good eye for catching errors.
  • requires little supervision.

Essential Functions

  • Provides back-up support when Master Control Operators are on vacation, sick, or otherwise detained from their regular schedule
  • Operation of on-air automation, transmitter, switcher and video tape recorders for multiple broadcast streams with a minimum of errors and omissions.
  • Operates all broadcast and production related equipment as required for doing program dubs, timings, cueing and editing.
  • Monitor and verify that all signals operate within FCC guidelines and follow all Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Complete logs, reports and other tasks per FCC regulations while serving as designated FCC Chief Operator.
  • Monitor and adjust levels of equipment to insure it operates within nominal specifications.
  • Work under pressure while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be mission-driven and passionate about the role of public media.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective and proactive communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders as a team.
  • Strong working knowledge of broadcast television automation systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of transmitter remote-control systems – video, audio, internet, internet protocol, video and audio servers
  • Familiar with FCC rules and regulations for TV broadcast.
  • Experience with HDTV resolutions and conversions.
  • Working knowledge of ATSC audio and video signal measurement and evaluation techniques.

Education / Experience

  • Minimum of three years of recent experience in television broadcast master control operations.

Special Conditions

  • Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • SBE Certification desirable.

Physical Requirements

Description0 – 24%25 – 49%50 – 74%75 – 100%
Vision: Must be able to read computer screen for long periods of time and scrutinize various reports.X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate in person and by phone.X
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling up to 30lbs.X
Manual Dexterity: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.X
Note: The physical requirements listed may be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Online Application

Diversity in the Workplace

We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Our goal is to build and foster a culture where open-minded and varied perspectives are encouraged and celebrated. Diversity is an integral part of how we function as an organization.

We believe all voices should be heard and represented through a lens of authenticity. We represent and serve Northern California's communities by producing content and programming that inspires and connects.

We value our team. We recognize our strong and cohesive collective helps us to grow as a public media and community leader. Creating an environment where employees feel safe and supported is vital to our success.

PBS KVIE EEO Policy: We are an equal opportunity employer and make employment decisions based on merit. Our practice is to hire the best available person for every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hairstyles and textures), color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, reproductive health decision-making, or related medical condition), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin (including immigration and/or citizenship status), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, political activities/affiliation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We also prohibit unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has been or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. PBS KVIE is an equal opportunity employer, and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including managers, supervisors, and co-workers. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job must contact a department manager or human resources to request specific accommodations. We will engage in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine the need for a reasonable accommodation. If a reasonable accommodation exists and will not impose an undue hardship on the Company, an accommodation will be made.

PBS KVIE Background Check Policy: PBS KVIE conducts criminal background checks for all new employees (including credit and DMV background checks when appropriate for the position).

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE: Due to the high volume of calls, we will not accept or respond to phone inquiries. Candidates will receive an electronic acknowledgment after receipt of resume and cover letter. Further, qualified candidates will be contacted for a phone screening.