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Job Standard for Radio Producer/Announcer

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Radio Producer/Announcer Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 05330
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


To produce and announce a variety of programs for a public radio network; oversee network technical operations during assigned shift; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: utilizing production methods and broadcast techniques in assembling live and taped radio programs; operating transmitters and transmitter remote controls, modulation monitors, or EAS; operating the following audio technical-board equipment: mixer, timers, tape decks, turntables, CD players, cart machines, network feeds, RDATs or digital audio workstations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Music programming: Developing one of the following musical formats requiring knowledge of the associated popular artists: classical, jazz, folk, blues, or new age.
  • News programming: Developing news formats requiring knowledge of current events and issues, ability to deliver news broadcasts and produce news features consistent with public radio style.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Radio Producer/Announcer must:

  • Position specializes in either music or news programming. Prepares voice work for recorded programming; announces, hosts and anchors a variety of recorded and live programming; operates and controls station and broadcast equipment; operates master control console; troubleshoots technical difficulties with broadcast equipment; insures station compliance with FCC Regulations during assigned shift.
  • Develops and submits proposals to supervisor for network programming and based on public interest and needs; coordinates and schedules audio editing and directing of programs; develops programming content and structure; operates mixing console to coordinate sequence and use of audio materials; plans a variety of programs for live programming; researches and analyzes program needs and topic areas; conducts background interviews; researches and organizes available written materials; writes and edits material for taped and on-air programming; may locate and coordinate guests; may prepare interview outlines; maintains online program information.
  • Reviews and critiques a variety of programming and makes recommendations; consults with management regarding programming decisions; may assign stories to student reporters/anchors; participates in special network projects; prepares program and transmitter logs.

35% of Time the Radio Producer/Announcer

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Radio Producer/Announcer

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Radio Producer/Announcer

Career Path

Radio Network Operations Manager

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.