To operate and maintain the electronic equipment used to record and transmit the audio and/or visual images for radio or television signals to the public.
BROADCAST TECHNICIAN ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Installs, adjusts, and repairs the electronic equipment associated with the transmission of audio and video signals to the public.
- Determines, regulates, and logs the strength of the signals beamed from the station to the public.
- Regulates the quality and strength of the sounds being recorded through the use of microphones, amplifiers and a variety of audio equipment.
- Ensures the quality, brightness, color, and contrast of the visual images being recorded or broadcast.
Reports to the Engineering Manager.
BROADCAST TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma plus technical school training are required. FCC certification is also required of all broadcast technicians.
BROADCAST TECHNICIAN PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers is important. Regular use of audio, video, telephone, and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Exceptional hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for conversations, to ensure broadcast sound and color properties are within acceptable ranges to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
No very heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office and broadcast equipment such as computer terminals, audio and video machines, mixers, panels, and other boards.
Good reasoning ability is important. Able to understand and utilize engineering reports and equipment operating manuals to conduct business.
The job is performed indoors in a studio office setting. Activities include extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer monitor and/or audio and video machines.