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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Tracking Code24500622350508Job Description

Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to produce high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

WBUR is brimming with talent and ambition. Our colleagues work hard, strive for excellence, value truth, creativity, diverse perspectives, and open debate. Our culture is warm and welcoming — no matter what your role is — we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. On top of that people are both respectful and passionate about the work we do.

We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future. It’s a place to do meaningful work with interesting people and to learn and grow along the way.

We offer our employees both hybrid and in-office work arrangements.

We also offer:

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:

Position Type: Regular, Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Work Format: 100% Onsite

Schedule: Flex schedule, 35 hours per week. Will include any time WBUR on-air operations are live.

At WBUR, our Engineering, Operations & IT department is pivotal to maintaining and advancing the technical infrastructure that supports our news production and distribution. This department is responsible for ensuring the reliability and efficiency of broadcast equipment, digital platforms, and communication networks.

Within WBUR Engineering, Operations & IT, our Production team supports a variety of groups. This team is responsible for the operation of live on-air boards during any period where we are not in automation. This teams edits & mixes pieces from reporters, promos - including fundraising, and other departments as required.

As Broadcast Recording Technician II, you will be responsible for the on-air engineering and production of WBUR broadcast quality audio, consisting primarily of on-air studio console operation and digital editing/mixing. You will help provide coverage for vacation and sick-time of other Broadcast Recording Technicians and Technical Directors. You will need to work late hours and weekends as required in a flexible shift arrangement. You will also assist the Production Manager in the scheduling and management of WBUR studio usage.

Essential Functions:

  • (30%) Responsible for the engineering of WBUR#s on-air signal. Operates air-studio audio console. Preview all sound elements with critical ear to ensure broadcast quality, and maintains proper volume levels and balance during playback. Serves as #Operator On Duty. Responsible for airing all underwriting announcements according to Program Log, noting in writing any changes to fulfill contractual obligations.
  • (20%) Edit and mix WBUR local news stories, promotional announcements and other non-news material as assigned by the Production Manager using the latest digital technology, including Pro Tools.
  • (15%) Record both news and non-news events at remote locations for possible use in various programs as assigned. May include recording and editing of lectures or forums for possible broadcast, and listener testimonials for use during on-air fundraisers.
  • (25%) Provide coverage for vacation and sick-time of other Broadcast Recording Technicians, and Technical Directors.
  • (10%) Assist the Production Manager in scheduling of WBUR studio usage. Escort studio guests in and out of WBUR studios. Other duties as assigned, including participation in station.

This position is covered under our collective bargaining agreement with the L2324 union and the minimum pay rate for this position is $25.01 per hour. Additionally, when compensation is being evaluated for a candidate finalist, that amount can increase as experience and internal equity are factored into the offer amount.

Required Skills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience
  • 1-3 years of related or equivalent experience.
  • Prior audio experience with professional level mixing boards.

Capabilities and Proficiencies:

  • An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.
  • Advanced skills with ProTools audio editing software.
  • Familiarity with Office 365 email and calendaring suite.
  • Advanced computer and technical skills, and equipment operation.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application – join our Talent Community!

If you require an ADA reasonable accommodation to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 click here to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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