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Job Standard for Radio Network Operations Manager

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Radio Network Operations Manager Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 5328
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


To coordinate scheduling of daily on-air activity including program recordings, promotions, continuity, and underwriting; coordinate daily network operation; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: traffic log systems; broadcast policies and practices and FCC broadcast rules and regulations; program time shifting; broadcast and engineering discrepancies.

Experience: networking and/or radio automation; operating state of-the-art digital broadcast equipment. Certification as Broadcast Networking Technologist by Society of Broadcasting Engineers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Radio Network Operations Manager must:

  • Generates and maintains computerized traffic operations and programming log systems; consults departments to set on-air operations schedules; ensures technical quality and time constraints met on all pre-recorded promotional, underwriting, legal identification, and other material; oversees organization and maintenance of computer data base; monitors and maintains quality of technical on-air sound; schedules replacements for missing programs, spots, and fillers; approves alteration of broadcast schedule for national emergency, press conference, or late breaking news.
  • Monitors Direction Access Communication System (DACS) computer feed for program advisories, operation schedules, program notes, and other pertinent information; uses data from DACS to set recording schedules; obtains and provides dubs for missed recordings; monitors and establishes national network production feeds; informs subordinate staff and management of programming notes of changes; serves as communication liaison for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and national programming services; program and check daily national and local service logs.
  • Trains staff in FCC and station requirements and procedures such as proper recording and playback techniques, live satellite programming, Emergency Broadcast System tests, and use of equipment; resolves staff questions and problems.

35% of Time the Radio Network Operations Manager

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Radio Network Operations Manager

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This class adheres strictly to FCC rules and regulations and station policies. The incumbent will be required to possess adequate hearing to make audio quality determinations. This position also requires the ability to articulate directions concisely and precisely during pressure or crisis situations.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Radio Network Operations Manager

Career Path

Other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.