Console Operator (radio) - Salary and Career
Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

Console Operator (radio) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate radio and television station equipment, organize and execute the station's programming schedule, handle audio (soundtracks, music, vignettes, commercials, promotional calls and programs) and manipulate audio and video. They check the technical quality of the recorded and generated content, in addition to managing signal traffic. In the exercise of activities, they mobilize time management skills, as well as communicative skills to interact with technical, programming and commercial teams.

How much does an Console Operator (radio) earn

A Console Operator (radio) earns between $1.164 and $7.134 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.493 and a median salary of $1.613 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.663 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Console Operator (radio)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.493 29.920 623 13
1º Quartile 1.164 13.974 291 6
Median Salary 1.613 19.355 403 8
3º Quartile 5.441 65.287 1.360 29
Higher Salary 7.134 85.606 1.783 38

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in operation of radio stations, television systems and video producers
        • sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

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Main workplaces

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians they work on radio stations, television stations and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They work in the open, indoors or in vehicles, rotating shifts or at irregular hours. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who work in teams, under occasional supervision. Some of the activities performed are subject to noise, time pressure and radiation that can lead to stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

The exercise of occupations requires continuous training within radio and television stations, in order to obtain tacit knowledge linked to the set of equipment to operate, in a process of constant change. The full performance of the activities occurs with experience of one to two years. The required schooling is complete high school.

Functions and activities of Console Operator (radio)

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

  • check technical quality of content;
  • run programming grid;
  • communicate;
  • manage signal traffic;
  • audio treat;
  • organize programming grid;
  • check the technical quality of content;
  • check the technical quality of the content;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • arrange programming grid;
  • execute programming grid;
  • handle audio;
  • check content technical quality;
  • organize schedule grid;
  • treat audio;
  • check technical content quality;
  • organize schedule;
  • audio treatment;
  • execute schedule grid;
  • manipulate audio and video;
  • check equipment operation;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate logical reasoning;
    • operate display systems (table, vt, computers and playlist);
    • generate content;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • capture audio;
    • prepare reports;
    • teach auxiliaries (lighting, audio and cableman);
    • report occurrences;
    • start maintenance;
    • record audio;
    • consolidate display script;
    • plan media;
    • apply provisions of the relevant legislation;
    • check contents to be displayed;
    • connect/disconnect listener line;
    • sequence playlist;
    • turn equipment on/off;
    • monitor accessibility features (closed caption, pounds and audio description);
    • monitor audience;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • check the material captured;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • mount playlist with contents to display;
    • trigger contingency and/or redundancy system;
    • adjust video levels and/or standards;
    • mix audio;
    • master product;
    • report;
    • monitor audio and video quality;
    • manage intercom between receptive points of signal generation;
    • distribute audio;
    • organize display, edit, and record content;
    • work as a team;
    • sound out videos, vignettes and commercials;
    • execute program script change;
    • check equipment configuration;
    • check playlist;
    • demonstrate dedication;
    • level modulation;
    • adjust programming grid;
    • adequate format of material for placement;
    • demonstrate initiative ability;
    • monitor instruments of indicators of malfunction of systems and equipment;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • check routine work schedule;
    • perform equipment and systems checklist;
    • monitor technical signal quality;
    • communicate exhibition scripts to related departments;
    • receive material;
    • monitor execution of programming grid;
    • detect problems;
    • synchronize time references;
    • synchronize schedule with network;
    • tuning display script;
    • disclose audience;
    • change playlist;
    • select images;
    • separate equipment and materials;
    • archive final content;
    • test equipment;
    • evaluate received material;
    • disclose the schedule for different media;
    • monitor entry and exit signals;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • add special audios;
    • demonstrate self-control ability;
    • coordinate live program display time;
    • install microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • check time references;
    • work under pressure;
    • channel signals;
    • elaborate text for character display;
    • prepare stage equipment and resources;
    • check screenplay;
    • record content;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • create frames and/or camera movements;
    • select soundtracks;
    • coordinate show and commercial showtimes;
    • interact with related areas;
    • perform primary maintenance;
    • manage intercom between receiving points of signal generation;
    • type characters;
    • show suggestions on the station's programming schedule;
    • check characters and graphics before they are displayed;
    • edit audio (soundtrack, music, vignette, commercial, promotional call);
    • check signal;
    • select signals to meet the programming grid;
    • record measurements and/or occurrences;
    • align transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • insert logo, graphics, watermark and characters;
    • check signal;
    • organize display, edit and record content;
    • position microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • switch transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • check work routine schedule;
    • edit programs;
    • manage time;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • inform affiliates about schedule (time and/or show schedule , interval configuration);
    • conduct programming according to the schedule established by the broadcaster;
    • configure audiovisual equipment;
    • select signals to service products;
    • receive schedule change notification;

    Sectors that hire Console Operator (radio) the most in the job market

    • radio activities
    • open television activities
    • activities of religious organizations
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • manpower selection and agency
    • film, video and television program post production activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • data processing, application service providers and internet hosting services
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • advertising agencies

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