ANNOUNCER - Announcers, on-air hosts or personalities are the
"voice" of our station and are often the people
with whom the
public identifies. This person
introduces programs and music, reads commercial copy and
announcements, and is involved in the overall public presentation of the
BUSINESS MANAGER - Responsible for all financial transactions. The business managers is generally expected to
have extensive professional background in accounting and financial
CHIEF ENGINEER - The chief engineer is responsible for the technology
necessary to put the station's broadcast
on the air. The engineer works to maintain broadcasting
capabilities and provide quick solutions to problems
that may arise with the
transmitter, tower, satellite receiver and other related equipment.
COMMUNITY LIAISON - The key "front-line" people in the news
department. They are on-the-scene at
of event within their community.
Local community liaisons must be excellent writers and communicators,
capable of working quickly and accurately to sum up the key elements of a
news story and make it understandable and relevant to the audience when
submitting to the station for on-air reporting or display on our website.
DIRECTOR - This person plans,
coordinates and executes our station's services and programs that are
developed to support and respond to the needs of the communities we serve.
COPY WRITER - This staff member writes commercial and promotional copy in
support of the station's sales, marketing and promotion efforts.
DEVELOPMENT SALES MANAGER - This person hires and supervises the sales staff, reviews
programming for the
best sales opportunities, develops sales plans and goals,
oversees billing, studies and understands the
station's market and approves
all sales promotion campaigns.
DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE - The person who sells underwriting and sponsorships, and works
closely with individuals and businesses to help them market themselves to the
station's listeners or supporters.
DIRECTOR - The person responsible for the actual on-line execution of a
program. Serves as producers for entire programs or for the production of
portions of larger programs.
FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR - Works with management to identify fundraising opportunities, supporters and sponsors. Creates, organizes, implements and manages fundraising events for the organization.
GENERAL MANAGER - The person is responsible for the overall operation of the
station. This position requires
business knowledge, leadership ability and a technical understanding of how a
radio station operates.
GRAPHIC ARTIST - Supports all production activities. Computer skills are particularly valuable,
as is a
background in art and design and radio-television production.
GRANT WRITER - Experienced and able to demonstrate previous success in researching, identifying, writing and submitting grant proposals in behalf of non-profit organizations for funding the general and specific needs of an
MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - The maintenance engineer installs and performs preventive
maintenance on the station's control consoles, boards, recording equipment,
microphones, computers, and a wide variety of other station equipment and
MUSIC DIRECTOR - This person manages the station's music library and works
with the program director in selecting new recordings to be played as they
are submitted by record companies.
NEWS DIRECTOR - The news director runs the news department. The news director works with community liaisons,
collects newsworthy information, assigns stories to reporters on staff,
monitors the wireservice and is involved
with identifying the important news issues within the communities we serve.
PRODUCER - This person develops and organizes local programs and is
responsible for scripting, story development, booking of guests and
overseeing field production and editing.
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR - The production manager assigns announcers, schedules studios,
arranges recording sessions, produces commercials, and directs programs.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Responsible for the entire on-air product, the PD governs the
sound of the stations.
With control over production, talent, work schedules,
and program schedules, the PD's programming objectives support the goals of
the general manager and the general sales manager.
RECEPTIONIST - The duties of the receptionist vary according to our
needs. The receptionist answers
phones, greets visitors performs clerical and management support functions.
He or she is the first voice or person seen and plays an important role in
how the station is perceived. This
position is ideal for understanding all the
aspects of how a station
SALES ASSISTANT - This position offers support to the sales staff and managers
by handling much of the office work, including drafting proposals, which
allows the sales staff to focus on meeting with clients and developing
SPORTS DIRECTOR - This position is similar to the news director position. Sports directors often handle the
play-by-play coverage of local sporting events. Stations that do a lot of sports sometimes
hire a "color" announcer to complement the play-by-play talent.
STAGE MANAGER - The director's representative on the studio floor and at the
site of any live remote broadcast. The
stage manager will also manage live in studio performances and assist with
live remote events and performances produced by the station.
STATION MANAGER - The chief operating officer of the station. The station manager must have effective
personnel management skills and a thorough knowledge of all aspects of
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR - Collects data from other departments in order to prepare a
for the broadcast day. The traffic person is the daily link
between the sales department and programming department, keeping up-to-date
commercial time availability.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - Responsible for finding, recruiting, training, assigning and
to positions for the station. This person is also responsible for developing and managing a Street Team for the
station and other organizational events.
MANAGER - Design, builds,
updates and maintains all website and social media applications and
functions. In this role, this individual
monitors website, streaming media activity, and works closely with the
marketing groups. Computer skills are
particularly valuable as well as programming and experience with creating and
maintaining a social media presence.