Board Operator in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 7/12/2021

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Job Summary

Cox Media Group – Atlanta has an opening for a part-time Board Operator for 95.5 WSB.   This position puts you in the middle of a fast-paced news environment. As a part-time board operator, you will be the technical producer for live newscasts, syndicated talk shows, breaking news, and severe weather situations. The position works closely with our entire on-air team, and is a vital part of our operation.

The ideal candidate:


  • Is a news junkie, consuming local and national news, weather, and traffic information
  • Has control room or production experience in live audio, broadcast radio, or television
  • Has previous on-air experience and is capable and confident being on-air
  • Is a great multi-tasker
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys being challenged, and is calm in rapidly changing situations at a rapid pace
  • Is committed to working well in a team atmosphere


  • Preparing and executing live radio broadcasts
  • Operation of on-air control board to flawlessly present recorded and live radio talk shows and sports programs as outlined in a format clock, while ensuring all commercial inventory is cleared
  • Handling of source and destination routing and operation of local and remote broadcast equipment
  • Use our digital on-air systems (Wide Orbit) to run our news and talk programs
  • Create and edit audio using digital audio software
  • Managing phone calls to talk shows, including screening, operating, and use of dump/delay technology
  • Able to book/prepare interviews
  • Record, edit and playback audio from all sources
  • Monitoring and internal communication of transmitter status of multiple sites
  • Execute weekly and monthly required FCC tests and emergency messaging
  • Send appropriate and timeline listener alerts across multiple platforms, including station app and social media
  • This position may involve on-air announcer duties to deliver of key news, weather, and traffic information



What we look for

  • Education: a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum 1-year of successful experience in control room or other professional live audio production environment
  • Highly adaptable and professional
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Able to multi-task in a high-speed environment
  • High work standards and degree of attention to detail
  • Operational knowledge of live board operation, digital audio production, and social media

Physical Requirements:  This position works in on our main control room. The shifts are generally 4-8 hours in length. Can stand or sit, as they prefer.



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