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On-Call FM Announcer Operator

This position is covered by the National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians


Position Summary:

The KQED Radio on-call Announcer Operator performs all duties associated with the on-air broadcast operation of KQED FM and KQEI FM.  This is a Temporary/On Call position, and on-air shifts are assigned depending on on-call Announcer Operator availability. 

KQED Radio Master Control is operated live, 24/7.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs on-air broadcast announcing and operations duties, including live-in program continuity
  • Operates Master Control radio broadcast and production equipment, including but not limited to: audio consoles, microphones, file-based digital production/play out/delivery systems, audio distribution/routing systems, IP over satellite, ISDN/telephony, and remote transmitters.
  • Maintains hourly transmitter and programming logs.
  • Engages and delivers EAS tests as needed.
  • Produces/engineers live newscasts, live pledge segments, station breaks, and other production, as assigned.
  • Adheres to FCC Rules and Regulations.       
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Extensive radio broadcast announcing experience in a combo operation.
  • Extensive experience with digital/analog broadcast equipment.
  • Digital audio production and editing experience.
  • Working knowledge of audio signal flow.
  • Working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
  • Good announcing technique and delivery.
  • Experience with FCC Rules compliance in a radio broadcast environment.

Knowledge/Experience Desired:

  • Experience in News and Information format preferred.
  • News reading capability.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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