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BROADCAST PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

SUMMARY:

  The Broadcast Production Specialist is responsible for operating recording equipment for
  studio productions, editing and duplicating audio and video recordings, and repairing

broadcast equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

   Coordinates the set-up, testing and placement of broadcast production equipment needed
   to conduct studio productions and during remote broadcasts. 

   Operates recording equipment during studio productions and remote broadcasts, analyzes
   problems, and evaluates quality of recordings. 

   Coordinates mixing, dubbing, splicing and editing of tape recordings before submitting final
   tape production for broadcast and maintains tape files. 

   Maintains and repairs broadcast production equipment and transmitter by troubleshooting,
   testing, adjusting, and replacing worn out equipment. 

   Prepares specifications for equipment purchases, recommends purchases to supervisor,
   and maintains supply inventory. 

   Records transmitter readings, makes required log entries, and assists students in broadcast
   station operations. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

   Knowledge of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules and regulations relating to 
   broadcasting
   Knowledge of broadcast station operations and procedures. 
   Knowledge of tape editing and splicing techniques and procedures. 
   Knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of broadcast equipment. 
   Ability to maintain and repair broadcast transmission equipment. 
   Ability to maintain logs and tape files. 
   Skill in the use of tools and test equipment used in broadcast transmission and studio
   equipment maintenance. 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized
  training in electronics technology, broadcast production, or a related field; plus two years of 
  experience in the operation and repair of broadcast equipment or a related area. 

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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