Master Control Room Operator

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Bangkok, TH

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.


The Associated Press is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of independent news and information. Its video business has bureaus in more than 80 countries, and currently distributes global news, sport, entertainment, technology, and lifestyles content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. Video captured by the AP can be seen by over half of the world’s population on any given day.


The AP is currently seeking MCR Operators to work in its Bangkok office. This is a technical role, the MCR operations are part of AP’s technology department.


The main responsibilities will include the following:


  • Remote operation of the AP MCRs located in London (UK), Washington DC and New York (USA)
  • Supporting the needs and demands of all AP departments using the MCR and associated digital production, distribution, and contribution systems.
  • Quality monitoring of video and audio signals and taking the necessary steps to ensure the highest technical quality.
  • Understanding the AP and its global distribution and contribution networks, and to be able to enact back-up procedures when required.
  • Perform satellite transmission and reception operations to a high standard.
  • Operation of APs global fibre network.
  • Report any faults using the correct tools and procedures and assist in fault finding and resolution.


Candidates must be a team player and possess excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, be pro-active and able to work on their own initiative and have technical experience working in a broadcast video production environment.


Fluent spoken and written English skills are essential.


Candidates should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the following:


  • Operational experience within a fast-paced Master control room.
  • Knowledge of satellite transmission techniques.
  • Experience of Video Production & Content Management systems
  • Experience of file-based production workflows.
  • Knowledge of international satellite and fibre networks.
  • Knowledge of compression and Video over IP technologies.





AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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