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

Record 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 Record operator (radio) earn

A Record operator (radio) earns between $2.381 and $10.568 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.400 and a median salary of $3.332 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 31 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Record operator (radio)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.400 52.800 1.100 23
1º Quartile 2.381 28.574 595 13
Median Salary 3.332 39.984 833 18
3º Quartile 8.060 96.718 2.015 43
Higher Salary 10.568 126.819 2.642 56

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 Record operator (radio)

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

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