The KBVR-FM Productions Director is responsible for coordinating, creating, recording, and uploading all audio production work for KBVR-FM, including public service announcements, grants, station IDs, promos, and other special recordings.
The Productions Director ensures student staff members and volunteers are held to the highest ethical and professional standards and practices. The productions director builds others up through mentoring, coaching and supporting, while also managing and directing work.
The productions director follows OMN policies and procedures to recruit, lead and supervise student staff and volunteers while advancing Orange Media Network’s reputation for excellence as a welcoming, engaging and inclusive organization.
- Is knowledgeable in live on-air radio operations, including Wide Orbit and Wheatstone equipment in DJ booth
- Is knowledgeable of how to create content for FM productions and is interested in learning to create content for all media platforms.
- Is knowledgeable of FCC rules and requirements
- Is knowledgeable of the SPJ Code of Ethics
- Is knowledgeable of Spotify, Soundcloud, and other online streaming services
- Is organized and reliable
- Is a strong writer, communicator and comfortable with public speaking
- Is experienced with giving and receiving feedback
- Is capable of leading and coaching others to be their best
- Able to remain professional and calm when working with difficult individuals and situations
- Is knowledgeable and experienced in building and maintaining relationships with sources, stakeholders, partners, collaborators and the community
Meets university eligibility requirements, including but not limited to:
- Must be currently enrolled at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Must remain in a good academic standing from the term prior to selection and during the entire period of employment
- Must complete all elements of Spring On-Boarding Curriculum (April 11-June 13, 2018)
- Strongly Preferred: has been a paid staff member or volunteer for KBVR-FM for at least one term.
- Strongly Preferred: prior attendance and participation in OMN Boot Camp
- Strongly Preferred: previous radio or audio production experience
- Must attend and fully participate in OMN Boot Camp (Sept. 5-7, 2018; Sep. 10-12, 2018) and be available to work (Sep. 13-19, 2018) before school starts.
- Must participate in Welcome Week activities (Sept. 21-23, 2018)
- Ensure that you and your staff complete all OMN surveys, including but not limited to the Weekly and Term Assessments
- Hold and post regular office hours each week at Orange Media Network, at least half of these hours should be during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday). Hours may vary during different stages of the term
- Assist in planning and running Boot Camp training for KBVR-FM
- Fully participate in weekly FM cohort meeting with adviser to train, review the week’s strenghts and areas for improvement, and most importantly, brainstorm
- Act in a professional manner at all times
- Be an enthusiastic representative of OMN
- Be an enthusiastic coach and leader for staff and volunteers
- Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as they are about their own successes
- Be good stewards of OMN resources by ensuring that OMN equipment is only used for OMN work and following OMN policies and procedures
- Be an approachable leader within the OMN organization, capable of seeing things from the 5,000-foot level and representing the entire organization as needed
- Hold staff accountable to their position descriptions and expectations, and publicly acknowledges and celebrate accomplishment and growth at all levels of the organization
- Work to create an inclusive culture of celebration and perseverance
- Think only the best, work only for the best and expect only the best
- Leave a legacy of accomplishment through an unwavering commitment to reflection, growth and serving the OSU community
- Consider audience needs in all content and production
- Grow audience engagement in accordance with goals set during BootCamp and in collaboration with marketing and other mediums
- Notify adviser and the Director of OMN immediately should any ethical, legal, personnel or controversial problems occur
- Alert professional staff immediately on issues with equipment, and proactively collaborate with adviser on anticipating and resolving issues with student staff, productions, participants, guest and viewer issues
- Respond to emails and phone calls the same day, professionally representing OMN
- Work to ensure that KBVR-FM content is current, relevant, and consistent with OMN’s mission, vision, and policies
- Ensure all content strives to be representative of the myriad of experiences and identities of the OSU community through source selection, guest selection, topic selection, and image selection
Hiring and payroll
- Disciplinary action must be approved by adviser, based on University Human Resources guidelines and following OMN’s 3-strike process
- Follow hiring process and immediately report all new hires to the Administrative Program Specialist so that they can complete payroll forms and obtain card access
- Ensure that all volunteers have completed the volunteer agreement form, are eligible and consistently meet expectations
- Work with advisers to ensure cohort payroll is on time and accurate
- Ensure you and your staff are using, checking and responding to BaseCamp for project management
- Collaborate with adviser to ensure KBVR-FM staff and volunteers are properly trained on safety procedures, operation of technical equipment, FCC and copyright requirements, as well as production planning and execution.
- Ensure staff have completed all required training
- Set high standards and hold staff to those expectations and in accordance to OMN policies and procedures
- Work collaboratively with other mediums to create a welcoming and inter-disciplinary environment
- Ensure that all students are given opportunities to grow and try new roles, positions and leadership opportunities. Collaborate with adviser on new ways for staff to advance in their skills
- Other duties as assigned by the adviser, Director and station manager
KBVR-FM Productions Director Responsibilities
- Meet all deadlines
Reach out to campus and community organizations to produce a minimum of two local public service announcements (PSAs) per week: one PSA that represents an organization for the year, followed by event PSAs.
- Work with FM Station Manager to produce announcements for university-wide alerts (including, but not limited to, vaccine clinics, emergency alerts)
- Review copy of all PSAs to ensure they are appropriate for KBVR-FM and meet FCC guidelines.
- Produce audio grants each term as they come for each business that underwrites with KBVR-FM, and include these messages on the hotkeys in the DJ booth.
- Instruct DJs on how to play PSAs and grants on-air.
- Produce at least five promotional station IDs and liners for DJ shows, Orange Media Network, its mediums, and events per term.
- Gain proficiency in Adobe Audition and other pertinent software as necessary.
- Edit audio for all productions as needed, including PSAs, Grants, as well as post-producing live recordings and broadcasts. Recruit and supervise volunteers to assist with this.
- Create and maintain the KBVR-FM audio repository, comprised of recordings from local presentations and informational spotlights regarding clubs and campus/community organizations.
- Work with News Chief to obtain/produce audio version of broadcast/podcast to play on KBVR-FM every day.
- Contribute to Cassette music blog at least once per term
- Be proficient in the Wide Orbit music scheduling software and Wheatstone equipment in the DJ booth
- Work with Music Director to ingest new music into the rotators and remove outdated music and ensure all tracks are FCC-clean or labeled if they are not FCC-clean
- Participate in training new DJs as assigned by station manager.
Post to KBVR-FM social media at least once per week
- Work with assistant station manager to fins relevant content, including concerts, DJ highlights, show promos, album reviews
- Participate in the NMC 409 open house the first Wednesday of every term
- Be a collaborator with fellow OMN leaders in the shared use of facilities, equipment and content to benefit all OMN publications, mediums and audience
Pay Rate: 10 hours per week, at $460 per month