Board Operator
Atlanta, GA 
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Job Description
Job Summary

Cox Media Group - Atlanta has an opening for a part-time Board Operator for 95.5 WSB. This position puts you in the middle of a fast-paced news environment. As a part-time board operator, you will be the technical producer for live newscasts, syndicated talk shows, breaking news, and severe weather situations. The position works closely with our entire on-air team, and is a vital part of our operation.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a news junkie, consuming local and national news, weather, and traffic information
  • Has control room or production experience in live audio, broadcast radio, or television
  • Has previous on-air experience and is capable and confident being on-air
  • Is a great multi-tasker
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys being challenged, and is calm in rapidly changing situations at a rapid pace
  • Is committed to working well in a team atmosphere


  • Preparing and executing live radio broadcasts
  • Operation of on-air control board to flawlessly present recorded and live radio talk shows and sports programs as outlined in a format clock, while ensuring all commercial inventory is cleared
  • Handling of source and destination routing and operation of local and remote broadcast equipment
  • Use our digital on-air systems (Wide Orbit) to run our news and talk programs
  • Create and edit audio using digital audio software
  • Managing phone calls to talk shows, including screening, operating, and use of dump/delay technology
  • Able to book/prepare interviews
  • Record, edit and playback audio from all sources
  • Monitoring and internal communication of transmitter status of multiple sites
  • Execute weekly and monthly required FCC tests and emergency messaging
  • Send appropriate and timeline listener alerts across multiple platforms, including station app and social media
  • This position may involve on-air announcer duties to deliver of key news, weather, and traffic information

What we look for
  • Education: a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Minimum 1-year of successful experience in control room or other professional live audio production environment
  • Highly adaptable and professional
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Able to multi-task in a high-speed environment
  • High work standards and degree of attention to detail
  • Operational knowledge of live board operation, digital audio production, and social media

Physical Requirements: This position works in on our main control room. The shifts are generally 4-8 hours in length. Can stand or sit, as they prefer.




Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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