Radio center operator - Salary and Career
Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

Radio center operator - 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 Radio center operator earn

A Radio center operator earns between $1.023 and $12.583 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.275 and a median salary of $1.898 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 15 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Radio center operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.275 39.303 819 17
1º Quartile 1.023 12.271 256 5
Median Salary 1.898 22.773 474 10
3º Quartile 9.596 115.156 2.399 49
Higher Salary 12.583 150.996 3.146 64

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 Radio center operator

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

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