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Salem Media Group

Board Operator-Irving, TX

Salem Media Group
Irving, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 06/26/2015
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Board Operator

Broadcast Operations including setting up, controlling and monitoring satellite broadcast equipment to transmit radio programs and commercials to the listening audience.

  • On-air switching, editing and transferring programs.
  • Gathering satellite feeds for broadcast.
  • Preparation and operation of equipment (before, during and after live broadcasts).
  • Support the production of live or taped programming for satellite and ftp uses.
  • Support the operation of the network by assisting Engineering, News, Traffic and other departments.
  • Maintains programming logs as required by station management.
  • Monitors strength, clarity and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjusts equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts with Microspace and Westwood One.
  • Selects sources from which programming will be received, or through which programming will be transmitted.
  • Reports equipment problems and ensures that repairs are made, and makes emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with staff and clients.
  • Must understand the use of all network broadcast and production related equipment.
  • Meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Should be able to produce/board-op/call screen for shows that require our assistance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • The Board Operator must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Network Control Techs must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions