The Technical Operations Center Operator provides technical operations support for Colorado Public Radio's three-channel, twenty-six station network (in Denver, KCFR 90.1FM , KVOD 88.1FM, and KVOQ 1340AM). This position will also provide support to two additional twenty-four-hour public radio program services. 
 
Responsible for monitoring and quality control of all broadcasts signals, acts as first responder in case of broadcast signal problems, monitors daily on-air activities including automation, daily network operations and overall technical on-air sound. Acts as help desk for automation system and studio questions. Other duties include: monitoring Content Depot messages and Squawk channel for program and breaking news advisories; and monitoring operations schedules, program notes and any other pertinent information.
 
This is a full-time (non-standard workweek) position requiring knowledge of radio broadcasting and audio production, with related computer skills and knowledge of public radio programming desired. Schedule can include weekend, holiday, morning or evening shifts. You should have good problem solving, customer service, and communication skills and be detail, deadline, and multi-task oriented. You will be required to possess adequate hearing to make audio quality determinations and adequate vision to monitor minute changes in computer logging equipment. Some lifting may also be required.
 
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Monitor on-air and digital transmissions for quality.
  • Monitor program messages from PRSS and program producers.
  • Make schedule changes and troubleshoot issues with automation and audio systems.
  • Assist on-air hosts in interacting with automation and audio systems.
  • Book and perform remote ISDN feeds and two-way interviews.
  • Monitor NPR Squawk channel for program advisories.
  • Perform EAS tests.
  • Create and maintain documentation for all procedures.