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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description


    Job Code: 060585
    Title: Broadcast Traffic Coordinator, Senior
    Pay Grade: 31
    Pay Range
    (min/mid/max):
    $25,478/$31,090/$37,915
    FLSA:Non-exempt

    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.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    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.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • 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.

      Prepared:

      12/09/2004
      Revised: 03/13/2006

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