Continuity audio operator (radio) - Salary and Career
Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

Continuity audio 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 Continuity audio operator (radio) earn

A Continuity audio 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 Continuity audio 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 Continuity audio operator (radio)

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Continuity audio 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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