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WRVO Job Opening: Radio Operations Coordinator

Description of Responsibilities: The Radio Operations Coordinator responsibilities include: coordinating program flow, continuity and traffic; ensuring locally-produced and nationally-distributed content meet WRVO quality standards; and properly preparing programs for broadcast and online delivery. As the primary user and programmer of the WRVO AudioVault automation system, the Radio Operations Coordinator is considered part of the WRVO on-air team and has daily on-air responsibilities, including live hosting and/or voice-tracking assignments, and participation in on-air fundraising. Producing short and long-form content for broadcast is required, assisting other production staff in preparation of local content is expected. While executing the vision of the Program Director and/or Station Manager, the WRVO Radio Operations Coordinator must be flexible and willing to work non-traditional hours when required.

Responsibilities also include:


  • Perform quality control functions to assure produced content is ready for daily broadcast, in accordance with station policies and FCC regulations
  • Oversee the flow of nationally-distributed content to make sure correct audio is scheduled for air
  • Manage the AudioVault automation system to make sure scheduled content is aired as expected
  • Ensure broadcast specials, breaking news and other unexpected programming is ready for air, upon direction of the Program Director/Station Manager
  • Assist the engineering department in troubleshooting technical issues and problems
  • Additional operations duties as assigned


  • Host a daily on-air shift, live or voice-tracked, including live hosting when automation is unavailable; and cover a daily “Operator on Duty” shift to monitor the air signal and be on alert for breaking news or other potentially format-breaking events
  • Host live coverage of special programming when necessary
  • Serve as a substitute or emergency on-air host and/or board operator as necessary; eventually learning to be a backup host for “Morning Edition”
  • Participate in on-air fundraising, including on-air announcing and control board operation
  • Participate in weekend “on-call” rotation with other on-air staff


  • Edit distributed content to meet WRVO broadcast standards as necessary            
  • Regularly produce and/or prepare short-form content (promos, underwriting announcements, etc.) for broadcast
  • Work with Senior Producer to produce long-form content
  • Work with student interns as necessary

Other responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in WRVO station events as assigned
  • Serve as a WRVO representative at meetings, conferences and other activities as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability to be an engaging on-air personality
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • A strong commitment to public radio values and ethics
  • Ability to use various forms of media technology, including computers, broadcast and production consoles, digital recorders, etc.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional work, professional development, and service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater in media, communications or related field
  • At least one year experience in a broadcasting, digital media or similar environment
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Apply online at https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=138703

Please follow all instructions. You will be asked to submit:

  1. Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position
  2. CV/Resume
  3. A separate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement in which you describe, citing specific examples, how you have demonstrated your commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as a professional in the workplace and/or as a citizen in the greater community
  4. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  5. Contact information for three professional references

Applicants being considered for interviews could be required to submit samples of their work, demonstrating on-air delivery skills. Links to online sites where these samples can be found is also acceptable.

If you have questions about the position, please contact: William Drake, Search Chair at william.drake@oswego.edu

The Interview Exchange system requires all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Only complete files (all documents in the application instructions submitted) will be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.