AM Audio Operator

AM Audio Operator

Website Nexstar Media


The AM Audio Operator is responsible for sound checks, equipment placement, volume and quality of sound during live and taped productions.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Setting up sound and recording equipment, adjusting and testing the equipment
  • Activating and adjusting various sound sources including microphones, audio playback devices, remote venue should (live shots), routable sound devices and sources and other sound generating sources
  • Creating, maintaining and adjusting proper mix of sound sources in a live and/or recorded environment
  • Maintaining and managing audio devices and resources such as: audio mixing board, microphones, music playback devices and other sound generating or playback sources
  • Operates Audio Mixing Board during live broadcasts and during recorded shows
  • Adjusts positions and controls of cameras to change focus, exposure and lighting as requested by the Newscast Director
  • Operates studio cameras or remote cameras during live broadcasts
  • Confers with Newscast Directors and other crew and staff members to discuss show rundowns, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements
  • Floor directs and operates cameras for live broadcasts and recordings
  • Sets up cameras and related equipment
  • Tests, cleans and maintains camera, lighting and studio equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Requirements & Skills:
  • Must be able to perform all duties under high stress situations and conditions
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency with computers, telephone, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Physical Demands & Work Environment:  Must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition,  must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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