Board Operator - Part-Time

Cumulus Media Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

CUMULUS MEDIA | Chicago Iconic Chicago Radio Station WLS-AM is offering a great opportunity as a (Part-Time) Board Operator providing programming and control board support to On-Air Talent. This individual will be responsible for operating studio equipment that controls the on-air product on the station. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to book guests, screen phone calls and interact with major radio personalities. This is a part-time position, including evenings and weekends. Applicants must be knowledgeable in audio board operation, digital audio editing/production, and FCC rules and procedures. Web experience a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running the board in a radio station control room broadcasting a variety of live or pre-recorded local and syndicated radio programs

  • Playing all commercials as scheduled and maintaining a commercial and transmitter log

  • Selecting bumper music, when needed, and back-timing pre-recorded programs for smooth transition back to live programming

  • Monitors and updates weather, traffic and news reports into automation equipment

  • Monitor for EAS Alerts, Ambers Alerts and breaking news

  • Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room

  • Assists with adjusting signal and programming content to ensure transmission meets federally mandated broadcast standards

Job Requirements

  • Some college radio or small market radio experience required/preferred

  • Previous board operation experience preferred

  • Audio production skills required

  • Familiar with FCC rules and regulations and EAS guidelines

  • Proficient using computer systems such as Microsoft Office Suite, OpX, AudioVault, Wide Orbit, ENCO, Soundgorge, Nuendo, Adobe Audition or other audio editing and automation programs

  • Knowledge of basic electronic wiring and sound system set-up

  • Familiar with audio mixers and remote monitoring systems for radio transmissions

  • Flexibility in scheduling required; majority of the hours are in the evenings, weekends and holidays

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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Board Operator - Part-Time

Cumulus Media