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Nashville Public Television

MCR Operations Technician

Nashville Public Television


Job Summary

Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station seeking to hire a MCR Operations Technician. The MCR Operations Technician is responsible for performing duties in master control for television operations and other duties as assigned. Reporting to the Director of Programming, this position will operate in a full-time capacity.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure all on-air playlists are loaded and configured correctly and all programming meets the technical requirements for air.
  • Readily available to respond to alarms and other technical issues, including manual operation of automation, servers, tape machines, and graphic insertion utilizing all available equipment and software.
  • Regularly monitor and check broadcast feed for compliance with NPT quality standards and other items required in the daily monitoring checklist.
  • Maintain the official discrepancy report and other documentation as required, including the daily program logs.
  • Resolve any flagged issues with missing underwriting, promotion, filler or other interstitial elements. 
  • Perform detailed quality evaluations of new content indicated on record, transfer and dub request documentation.
  • Monitor PBS communications for advisory and other important operational information.
  • Perform dubs for broadcast, clients, and in-house viewing.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with automation and other systems.
  • Assist in admitting authorized visitors to the building.
  • Current and proficient in new technologies employed in the television operations of NPT, including the operation of applicable computer software.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities: 

Demonstrated skills managing on air operations. ProTrack scheduling, Harmonic air servers with Polaris Interface, and Crispin automation experience a plus. Troubleshooting and critical thinking skills. Problem solving and analytical skills in real-time with on air issues.


Education and Experience: 

High School Diploma required. Two years’ experience with television broadcasting equipment and systems including automation systems, or similar education background. Traffic software experience and SBE certification preferred. Proficient with computers.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical impairments to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed. Onsite, in office position, Monday – Friday from 3 pm – 11 pm and weekends from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Additional Information


In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or email to Position will be open until filled.



NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at


  • Date Posted: October 17, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: varies w/ experience