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Board Operator

iHeartMedia/Des Moines

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Board Operator

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Job Summary:

This PT position provides programming and control board support for live shows on KNXO-AM/FM.                                                                                                    

iHeartMedia/Des Moines has an immediate opening for a talented Board Operator at Iowa's best sports radio station!


We’re looking for a talented person who will embrace our tools and training to grow their professional talents and learn how to entertain and engage with our weekday afternoon audience on KXNO-AM/FM.


Past personnel in this role have gone on to become highly successful radio personalities in a variety of roles and formats.



• Operates audio console and our digital on-air system for local sports talk shows and sporting events.

• Creation of engaging digital and social media content for our target audiences.

• Also working studio, network, and remote programming as assigned.

• Regulates program timing, operates live and syndicated programming, and plays commercials.

• Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.

• Supports off-air audio and digital production, programming automation computers.

• Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.

• Executes playlists for server, tape, or simulcast programming.

• Assists with adjusting signal and programming content to ensure transmission meets federally mandated broadcast standards.

• Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.

• Monitors and updates weather, traffic and news reports into automation equipment.

• Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.

• Handles emergency inserts (e.g. breaking news updates, severe weather, alert system tests, etc.).


Qualifications and Competencies/Skills

• Ability to learn operation of NexGEN digital on-air system, and Adobe Audition for audio editing.

• Must demonstrate strong ability for time management and attention to detail

• The regular shift is weekday afternoons, 2pm to 6pm, with occasional evening or weekends shifts, as required.  

• Functions well in a fast-paced personality-driven broadcast environment with tight time frames and multiple demands

• Must have a passion for flawless execution

• Works well in a team environment


Work Experience

• 6 months in a related role and/or technical training is preferred



Des Moines, IA: 2141 Grand Ave, 50312


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The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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Part Time
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Des Moines
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