- Board Operator

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Board Operator


Board Operator

• Emerging Level


This part-time position is responsible for operating the board for overnights, weekends, and other day-parts as needed.

Category Audio / Music / Sound  Technician 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 12, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The Board Operator ensures that all preplanned components of a broadcast are run as designed, including, set-up, operation and maintenance of electronic equipment used to transmit programs.

Job Responsibilities
  • Monitor automation, run the board, play the appropriate music, features, billboards, commercials, etc. during live or recorded news and/or brokered radio programs primarily overnights and weekends. 
  • Operate and troubleshoot switcher and any other radio equipment used in the course of the production of a live or recorded broadcast.
  • Technical perfection and flawless execution of control board and equipment to regulate the volume and sound quality during radio broadcasts.
  • Observe monitors and manage outgoing audio and sounds levels.
  • Follow program log.
  • Monitor all Radio station(s) systems and make sure they are all running on schedule. Note any issues or concerns on log.
  • Monitor and update severe weather forecasts.
  • When required, go on-air to report on life-threatening or emergency situations until further support arrives.
  • Record, edit or play back any sound requested from broadcasts.
  • Monitor automation, transmitter controls, which includes pattern/tower changes and record required readings.
  • Assess emergency situations for the station, and make decisions on when to call for additional support.
  • Knowledgeable of, and applies as needed, all current FCC rules and regulations.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Primary duties to work overnight hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned or requested by Program Director with little or no notice. Such alternate/additional work will include overnights and weekends.
  • Complete other duties as requested and needed.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, with a minimum one (1) year experience running a radio board preferred; or a combination of education and work experience to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to respond and work well in a crisis and handle last minute and unexpected changes during work shift.
  • Be able to communicate quickly and clearly to co-workers and others as needed.
  • Ability to hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction.
  • Ability to think critically and quickly and to articulate information in clear, concise manner to others.
  • Ability to learn automation systems. 
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommuniations systems.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company and FCC policies and procedures.
  • Multi-task with a variety of duties while running the board.
  • Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected changes calmly.
  • Able to make decisions and judgments quickly.
  • Follow directions well, especially over the phone.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Available to work with short notice including early mornings, overnights, late evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and board controls as well as general office equipment (telephone, copier, etc.) for extended periods of time. Wear headsets and be confined to a specific space during the course of work. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Average pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and reaching over head. The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job Type Part Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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