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Theatrical/Radio/TV Asst



Open Date 02/06/2018
Requisition Number PRN07698N
Job Title Theatrical/Radio/TV Asst
Working Title On-Air Board Operator
Job Grade A
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week 4
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Saturday 6-10 pm.

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area President
Department 00335 - KUER
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range up to $12.00/hr
Close Date
Job Summary

Public radio station KUER 90.1 has an opening for a weekend operator. This person is responsible for managing the broadcast of national programming and local station breaks. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the quality and tone of public radio and be comfortable speaking on the air in an appropriate, clear and conversational manner. Prior broadcasting, announcing, theatrical or public speaking experience may be helpful. The position requires the operation and troubleshooting of broadcast equipment, prompt attention to breaking news coverage, technical problems and other unexpected situations. Live recording and audio production may be required as needed. This position is an ongoing, part-time weekend shift at KUER 90.1, with other weekend or weekday fill-in shifts assigned as necessary.


1. Operates the broadcast control room as assigned.
2. Upholds strong on-air presentation and announcing standards.
3. Maintains the station program log during on-air duty hours.
4. Verifies the recording and integrity of network programming during regular shift.
5. Checks program material scheduled for air during duty shift to be certain all elements are available.
6. Locates missing program elements or notifies responsible party as necessary.
7. Complies with FCC rules and regulations.
8. Fills in for absent hosts on an as-needed basis.
9. Assumes responsibility for access and use of station facilities in the absence of a senior staff member.
10. Assumes responsibility for simple maintenance and troubleshooting of the broadcast facilities.
11. Notifies responsible personnel of any equipment failures.
12. Alerts responsible personnel to special coverage/breaking news and broadcasts and monitors special broadcasts as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum of six months experience with radio, TV or Internet-based broadcast operations or similar technical and/or presentation-based field.
An enthusiasm for public radio and an active listener. Familiarity with the mission and style of public radio and programs from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, Public Radio Exchange and KUER. Solid announcing skills, appropriate to listenership. Proficiency with broadcast equipment and audio production.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • University of Utah Web Page
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    • Career Services/Campus Job Fair
    • Community/Government Agency
    • Other/Unknown
  2. * How did you hear about this position? Please specify the name of the job board, community, education, government agency, search engine, etc. used to find out about this position.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission