|Title: ||Broadcast Traffic Coordinator, Senior|
|Pay Grade: ||31|
|Pay Range |
Purpose of Classification:
|Coordinates multiple channel broadcast and cable television programming and scheduling for a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate station, in compliance with university policy and state/federal laws and regulations.|
|This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Broadcast Traffic Coordinator in that incumbents have a higher level of responsibility directly affecting on-air programming. This class typically reports to the Program Manager.|
Example of Duties:
- Prepares daily program log for multiple channel services; coordinates staff concerning programming and schedule recording.
- Coordinates the programming of automation systems, including insertion and recording of programs, program promotional announcements, station breaks, and underwriting credits into the computer traffic system.
- Establishes and maintains scheduling system to ensure recorded network programs are matched with individual time-cue information and aired at the correct time.
- Verifies all program times, breaks and formats.
- Schedules material to be recorded from satellite services.
- Incorporates new technological and procedural changes generated by internal station units and PBS.
- Consults with the development and marketing/promotions staff regarding scheduling concerns.
- Ensures broadcast traffic compliance with PBS written guidelines, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations, and department standards and policies.
- Reviews all discrepancy reports from operations to assure log schedule events and FCC standards and specifications are being met.
- Maintains a central file of all data required for preparation of daily broadcast operations required for all television services, including the master tape library system.
- Responds to programming/traffic concerns during broadcasting hours.
- Coordinates and responds to viewer complaints regarding program scheduling.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of broadcast federal rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of broadcast traffic operations and procedures.
- Knowledge of television technical operations.
- Knowledge of computer systems and database management.
- Skill in coordinating the work of others.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Associate's degree or two years technical training AND four years experience in television broadcast operations OR,
- Six years experience in television broadcast operations; OR
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.