WFMT Radio Broadcast and Production Operations Manager

WFMT Radio Broadcast and Production Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Chicago


WFMT (classical music radio station) is looking for a Radio Broadcast and Production Operations Manager. This individual maintains and improves broadcast and production facilities and processes for WFMT, the WFMT Radio Network and related digital initiatives. They troubleshoot and repair audio systems, RF systems, and Networks, set long-term strategic plans and work with and assist the technology departments which support WTTW|WFMT.


·         Manage WFMT engineering operations, design and implement new technologies, order technical equipment and document engineering workflow for WFMT and WFMT Radio Network. ·         Perform site surveys and plan details of remote and in-studio concerts and broadcasts. ·         Facilitate expansion of content to digital platforms. ·         Maintain existing facilities and equipment for WFMT including updating software, repairing systems and studios. ·         Ensure that MusicMaster and Wide Orbit Automation for Radio functions smoothly. ·         Analyze and respond to feedback on audio quality issues from WFMT listeners and WFMT Radio Network clients and affiliates. ·         Understand radio broadcast signal flow, operate transmitter and associated equipment. ·         Resolve emergency technical situations as they arise 24/7. ·         Provide technical support for staff archivist. ·         Recruit, train, and mentor new staff. ·         Proficiency with Wheatstone Network system and associated digital consoles. ·         Responsible for filing monthly reports with SoundExchange and quarterly reports with BMI. ·         Familiarity with ProTools, Avid S5 Fusion console, MADI, digital and physical patch bays, microphones, analog consoles, live sound operation.


SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: ·         Good communicator ·         IT systems expert ·         RF experience ·         Project management ·         Audio systems troubleshooting ·         Organized planner ·         Digital asset management ·         Budget planning ·         Purchasing EXPERIENCE: ·         5 years broadcast operations experience ·         Personnel management ·         Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Audition) ·         Familiarity with CAD ·         Some programming experience helpful ·         Background and interest in Classical music EDUCATION: College or Tech school graduate required. SBE Certification at Senior Level or above preferred.        


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