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TV Traffic Coordinator

Summary of Duties:

Plans and coordinates the operations for Northwest Public Broadcasting – Television’s broadcast services including: schedules, preparing broadcast logs for up to five digital channels; arranging for recording of programs from other sources; scheduling underwriting announcements, on-air promos, and FCC announcements; and coordinating with the operation center. Responsible for the efficient creation of the NWPB-TV broadcast logs, playlists, and management of interstitial materials under strict daily deadlines. Particular attention must be given to the accurate scheduling of all materials contained during station breaks between programs including promotion, special announcements and initiatives, underwriting, and station IDs to meet Federal Communications Commission regulatory requirements. Assisting with station productions as available.

Offices are located on the Tri-Cities (Richland, WA) campus or Pullman campus. Remote work can be negotiated.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Knowledge of television broadcast services, and experience with, computers including Word, Excel, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications or related field.
  • Previous experience in television broadcast traffic or operations.
  • Familiarity with Protrack or other broadcast scheduling software and broadcast automation operations.
  • Strong math skills, including calculations involving time.
  • Video production knowledge (studio, field and post production).

FTE: 100%
This is a permanent position.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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