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Board Operator (Des Moines, Iowa)

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:21 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Part time

This part-time position provides programming and control board support for live shows on KNXO-AM/FM.

iHeartMedia/Des Moines has an immediate opening for a talented board operator at Iowa's best sports radio station.

We're looking for a talented person who will embrace our tools and training to grow their professional talents and learn how to entertain and engage with our weekday afternoon audience on KXNO-AM/FM

Past personnel in this role have gone on to become highly successful radio personalities in a variety of roles and formats

• Operates audio console and our digital on-air system for local sports talk shows and sporting events

• Creation of engaging digital and social media content for our target audiences

• Also working studio, network and remote programming as assigned

• Regulates program timing, operates live and syndicated programming and plays commercials

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

• Supports off-air audio and digital production, programming and automation computers

• Protects station's license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air

• Executes playlists for server, tape or simulcast programming

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

• Processes time-out programming for accurate playback

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

• Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast

• Handles emergency inserts (breaking news updates, severe weather, alert system tests, etc.)

Qualifications and competencies/skills
• Ability to learn operation of NexGEN digital on-air system, and Adobe Audition for audio editing

• Must demonstrate strong ability for time management and attention to detail

• The regular shift is weekday afternoons, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with occasional evening or weekends shifts, as required

• Functions well in a fast-paced personality-driven broadcast environment with tight timeframes and multiple demands

• Must have a passion for flawless execution

• Works well in a team environment

Work experience
6 months in a related role and/or technical training is preferred

Closing date: April 10, 2022



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