Radio Engineer/News [Radio & News] (Boston)
Job Requisition # Date Opened Posting Title P-04314 9/28/2018 Radio Engineer/News Position Type Department NABET, Full Time Radio & News Classification Type Project Length (in weeks) Staff
Budgeted Salary Low Budgeted Salary High $ 45,000 $ 55,000 Union Salary Range Low Union Salary Range High $ 40,063 $ 79,055
Radio Engineering provides operational, logistical, technical, and scheduling support, and coordinates engineering for the Radio Services and radio-broadcast facilities of the WGBH Educational Foundation, including 89.7 Boston Public Radio, 99.5 Classical New England, WCAI/WNAN Cape & Islands stations, The World, and the Fraser Performance Studio. The Radio Engineer/board-op specifically monitors and operates the broadcast consoles in a live broadcast setting.
This position reports directly to the Production Director, and will operate the mixing console during WGBH's Morning Edition. The job entails presenting local and national program segments to a diverse radio audience via live broadcast.
The board-op will demonstrate precise technical ability while keeping to a tight program clock. A strong candidate will interact extensively with on-air talent, set up program guests in studio and on the phone, execute remote connections via phone and IP-based technologies, and adhere to program timing to ensure a seamless broadcast containing live and pre-recorded segments. The board-op will also perform varied production duties for Morning Edition, which will include recording and editing audio segments from programs across 89.7's schedule, such as Boston Public Radio and All Things Considered.
Additional duties will include updating content on the WGBH News website, NPR One, and/or any other content-based digital source. The board-op will adhere to FCC guidelines for radio broadcast. Other special projects may be assigned by the Production Director.
3-5 years prior experience with operations in a top-ten market media environment is preferred. Strong interpersonal communications are a must. Ability to work on a wide range of projects while maintaining day-to-day operations in a fluid, dynamic broadcast environment is crucial. Familiarity with NewsBoss and AudioVault software are strongly recommended.
Bachelor's degree required.