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

Date Posted: 6/30/2022

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Job Summary

WHIO Radio is looking for a part-time Radio Board Operator/Producer to join our team!

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
  • Voice tracking 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 station simultaneously
  • Other duties as assigned



What we look for


  • 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
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivator, troubleshooter
  • Strong computer, digital and social media expertise preferred.
  • Knowledge of editing software including Adobe Audition
  • Prefer 1-2 years of on-air and production experience


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. 

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.  

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

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.  

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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