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On-Call Operating Technician

This position is covered by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Union.

Position Summary:     

KQED Public Radio is the most listened to public radio station in the nation.  Approximately 25 percent of its broadcast schedule is comprised of news and public affairs produced by KQED at its headquarters in San Francisco and from news bureaus around the state.

The KQED Public Radio on call Operating Technician is responsible for executing consistently high quality audio production in studio and remote recording environments.  These productions may be live programming events, studio-based for later broadcast or recordings from remote locations.

This is a Temporary/On Call position, and shifts are assigned depending on on-call Operating Technician availability. 

Essential Functions:

  • Operates digital audio production equipment for audio productions.
  • Produces audio field recordings, studio recording, post productions and live broadcasts.
  • Has a working knowledge of broadcast production, recording techniques, microphone selection and application.
  • Extensive experience with digital audio editing systems.
  • Knowledgeable in operating signal processing equipment.
  • Mixes program and other audio content for local and/or network transmission including live call-in programs.
  • Operates equipment for transmitting and receiving materials via satellite and digital technologies.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in broadcast production and operations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to produce with public radio audio standards.
  • Working knowledge of broadcast news operations.
  • Ability to record, edit and mix voice and music.
  • Ability to move audio/production equipment to remote locations.
  • Ability to evaluate content/quality and act decisively with sound judgment.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent coordination and planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Experience in working in a team culture.  Ability to diplomatically communicate with  editorial and technical staff, talent and commercial clients.
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