Board Operator - PT

Cumulus Media Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details

CUMULUS MEDIA | Des Moines is offering a great opportunity as a Part-Time Board Operator providing programming and control board support to On-Air Talent. Our ideal candidate should possess an extremely good work ethic, be a self-starter, and be highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The position requires extreme reliability and flexibility. If you are a fast-learner familiar with audio equipment and automation, have a good demeanor around others, and have a passion for radio, read on.

Cumulus | Des Moines, IA currently features 5 brands serving the Des Moines metro area. Today's New Country Nash-FM 97.3 KHKI - Country's Best, Past and Present 92.5 KJJY - Classic Rock 95 KGGO - Top-40 98.3 The Vibe and All Sports 1700 The Champ KBGG. We reach hundreds of thousands of listeners on a weekly basis. At Cumulus Des Moines we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive our evolving, diverse culture to its fullest potential.

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

  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Professional growth and career path

  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask "what if" and try innovative solutions

  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term

  • For immediate consideration, please visit

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