Job Title: Engineer, Native America
Calling/National Native News
Department: National Programming
Reports To: Executive
Producer of National Programs
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
7. Ensure that
recording of the live broadcast is set up each day and copies of the program
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
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
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.
EDUCATION AND 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.
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.
through September 17, 2014 at 5 pm Mountain Time.