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Job Description

Job Title: Engineer, Native America Calling/National Native News

Department: National Programming

Reports To: Executive Producer of National Programs

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Benefits: Yes


The broadcast engineer works with the national production staff to record, edit and prepare audio for the daily broadcasts. The engineer is also responsible for engineering during the live show, which includes a host, guests and callers. This is an hourly part-time position with an average of 20-25 hours per week.


1. Check equipment each morning, including microphones, headphones, and computers. Ensure that guest and caller phone lines and call-screening software is working each day.

2. Download and prepare credits, underwriting and audio segments for National Native News (NNN) and Native America Calling (NAC).

3. Test the ISDN lines before the broadcast and communicate with the National Operations Center (NOC)

4. Monitor the clocks and reset the master clock as needed to the exact time to ensure proper timing of the program

5. Assist the NAC host in the recording/editing of the billboard and promo

6. Conduct a sound check with host and guests before the live broadcast and troubleshoot audio connection issues

7. Ensure that recording of the live broadcast is set up each day and copies of the program are archived

8. Update episode pages and air window for NAC and NNN in Content Depot

9. Communicate with resource development specialist and traffic staff in Alaska about changes and modifications to underwriting spots

10. Inventory equipment and supplies twice a year 

11. Record and/or edit underwriting spots or promotional segments as requested

12. Post content to the website, as requested by the executive producer/manager of national programs

13. Work with Native Voice One (NV1) staff on technical issues related to production of NNN and NAC.

14. Other tasks may be assigned by the executive producer/manager of national programs.


Experience performing the essential engineering duties is required. Knowledge of computers, audio equipment and essential engineering duties is also required. Additional technical knowledge and a four-year college degree is preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to write and type, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee is expected to maintain an appropriate business appearance, neat and clean as determined by the requirements of the area in which the employee works.  Generally, employees should wear appropriate, clean, business attire. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This position is eligible for sick and annual leave. It is not eligible for health insurance coverage. 

Applications accepted through September 17, 2014 at 5 pm Mountain Time.


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