Radio Operations Assistant, Temporary

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:

Radio Operations Assistant, Temporary (Approximately 14 weeks)

DIVISION:

Radio

REPORTS TO:

Radio Operations Manager

CLASSIFICATION:

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

MISSION:

To support operations of WXXI Radio division on a daily basis. To provide program information to station management, employees, and customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Prepare daily station program logs using the Allegiance traffic program. Prepare daily Radio program playlists for automation using the Enco Digital Audio Delivery System.
  2. Monitor schedules, recordings and downloading of programs for AM 1370, FM 91.5/90.3, WRUR 88.5, WITH 90.1, WEOS 89.5 & Reachout Radio network feeds using the PRSS system and various other sources for programming.
  3. Edit syndicated and recorded programs for daily broadcast as required.
  4. Maintain broadcast continuity, including production and scheduling of program promos, imaging spots and station announcements.
  5. Check completed logs for errors, discrepancies and oversee corrections. Assist in unresolved underwriting issues.  Manage audio inventory of underwriting credits. Assist in the debriefing of daily program logs for invoicing purposes.
  6. Enter and schedule program format changes into the Traffic system.
  7. Assist with various projects as assigned by management.
  8. Serve as back-up for the Operations Manager and carry out specific duties of this position in her/his absence.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to interact with upper management and co-workers. 
  • Very organized with great attention to detail. 
  • Possess ability to manage diverse workload; work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Possess sharp judgment skills with ability to make critical decisions. 
  • Possess knowledge of traffic department duties and how they relate to the operation of a radio station.
  • Must have excellent work ethic and possess the ability to work equally as a team player and individually.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience. Four-year college degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Strong computer skills with the ability to work independently; The ability to read, write and speak English in a pleasant and conversational manner. Demonstrate aptitude for operation of studio broadcast equipment. Two years broadcast experience; public radio experience preferred, especially, past work in production. Traffic and Radio Operations experience is preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to: [email protected] 

WXXI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to excellence through diversity.

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