Board Operator (Part-Time) - Dayton Radio in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

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Job Summary

Cox Media Group Dayton – Are you a self-starter and critical thinker who takes tremendous pride in a job well done?  Do you love the radio business and have experience running a radio board?  Are you ready to learn from the best in the industry while enhancing your on-air radio skills?  If this sounds like you then Cox Media Group Dayton has an opening for a Part-Time Radio Board-Operator/Producer position on our industry award winning radio team. 

The successful candidate will be an expert at multi-tasking, tech savvy and familiar with on-air radio equipment. This is a critical job and during a shift, our board operator/producers are responsible for managing and monitoring our programming on air as well as providing engineering support for local & nationally syndicated talk shows serving tens of thousands of listeners every hour. This position will put you right in the middle of our fast-paced news environment where you will serve as the technical producer for live newscasts, as well as manage on-air braking news and severe weather situations.  To be successful you will thrive on being prepared, innovating workflows, multi-tasking during shows and when the situation demands it, you will have the ability to trouble-shoot issues under pressure while keeping your cool. Candidates should be able to run a radio board and feel confident on air while they gain valuable airtime and industry experience learning with the best in the business.  This position reports to the Assistant Program Director. 


  • Flawless technical execution (running the board) for live newscasts, syndicated talk shows, as well as breaking news and severe weather events 
  • Must be able to multitask and be very well organized 
  • Monitor multiple sources for breaking news, traffic problems and weather alerts 
  • Understanding and ability to implement Emergency Alert System 
  • Assisting anchors with breaking news/editing audio using Adobe Audition 
  • Voicing on-air traffic reports 
  • Anchoring News 
  • Writing and voicing 3 big reports 
  • Screening and operating phone calls 
  • Clearing commercial inventory 
  • Voicetracking for our music stations 
  • Production dubbing & producing 
  • Social media/web content production 
  • Uploading podcasts for local talk shows 
  • Working in conjunction with station on-air talent and station on-air clients, remote location equipment. 
  • Executing on-air contests 
  • Maintaining 3 radio stations simultaneously 
  • Other duties as assigned 



What we look for


  • Prefer 1-2 years of on-air and production experience
  • Strong computer, digital and social media expertise preferred. 
  • Knowledge of editing software including Adobe Audition 
  • Reliability 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Highly adaptable and professional 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure 
  • A commitment to high performance 
  • Weekend, evening & on call availability a must 
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivator, troubleshooter 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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