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

Outside 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 Outside operator (radio) earn

A Outside operator (radio) earns between $0 and $0 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.502 and a median salary of $1.502 according to an Averwage.com 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 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Outside operator (radio)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.502 18.028 376 8
1º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Median Salary 1.502 18.028 376 8
3º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Higher Salary 0 0 0 0


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 Outside operator (radio)

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


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