Master Control - Chat Operator (70236), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

Tallahassee, FL
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 42505

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians. The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.


Serves as Master Control, capable of operating all equipment necessary to perform those positions effectively, including but not limited to traffic database software, graphics generators, television production switchers, video server and automation systems, the digital router, the intercom and the website content management system .
Serves as "chat" operator. Responsibilities include preparing and updating reference materials, making keys, creating new informational graphics as needed, troubleshooting problems with chat communications and computers, and informing the team leader or assistants of problems associated with chat equipment.
Serves as crew member for a variety of Florida Channel programming; other duties as assigned.


Associate's degree and two years of work experience. (Note: or vocational/technical training/degree and two years of related experience.) Ability to satisfy the flexible schedule.
Must be able to be capable of learning specialized software and have an aptitude for operating electronic equipment.
Must be able to multi-task, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.
Must be organized, detail-oriented, computer literate, technologically curious and a good speller.
Must be able to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.
A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated hiring range is between high-$20,000’s and low-$30,000’s annually – dependent on education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm; however, hours will vary and may include weekends and evenings. Flexibility is required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested, complete the following two-steps to be considered: STEP 1 - Complete the online application in its entirety at * Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume. STEP 2 - Send the following required materials by mail, email (addresses below) or attach to online application as a single PDF or Word document in the order listed: 1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted); 2) personal contact information: phone number/email - best days and/or times to contact; Master Control - Chat Operator, Job Opening ID 42505 WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel 402 S. Monroe Street, Suite 901 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Email to: All candidates MUST complete the above steps to be considered. Open until filled.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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