Board Operator/On-Air Talent

Location: DC – Washington

Description

Board Operator/On-Air Talent

Produces and executes on-air radio show that is both entertaining and informative to the listening audience.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. 
  • Must have at least 2 years on-air experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience is desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Writes script, contests and interview questions.
  • Memorizes script, reads, or ad-libs to identify station, introduce and close shows, and announce station breaks, commercials, or public service information.
  • Prepares and creates a topical show by gathering information from wire copy, periodicals, computer and television.
  • Reads news flash to keep audience informed of important events.
  • Records interviews of guest, musical or other famous or public personalities, and edits interviews.
  • Interviews guest, and moderates panel or discussion show to entertain audience.
  • Answers phone lines and interviews members of listening audience who telephone musical requests. Airs contests according to the specifications of the program director.
  • Plans and stages community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions.
  • Attends live, in-person appearances as scheduled by the station or requested by clients.
  • Provides live reports from site of event.
  • Maintains and builds a positive cooperative attitude within the station and a strong personal community involvement.
  • Sets up equipment for broadcasts and promotions at station remotes.
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired.
  • Operates control console.
  • Performs commercial production.
  • Follows and enforces FCC regulations, station and company policies, including implementing station's / state's EAS procedures.
  • Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting program director or music director, operating radio transmitter or writing advertising copy.
  • Plays music as specified by music director and music log. 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and vets.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer





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