Part Time Board Operator in Columbia, SC at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 1/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | Columbia, SC is offering a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of the radio industry as a Part-Time Board Operator/Promotions providing programming and control board support to On-Air Talent and assist promotions with station and client events.  Our ideal candidate should possess an extremely good work ethic, be a self-starter, and be highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  The position requires extreme reliability and flexibility. If you are a fast-learner familiar with audio equipment and automation, have a good demeanor around others, and have a passion for radio, read on.

Who We Are:

CUMULUS | COLUMBIA currently features 5 stations in the Columbia area and surrounding counties.  Our stations include:  107.5 The Game WNKT-FM sports talk, ESPN 1320 WISW-AM Sports Radio, B106.7-FM WTCB Adult Contemporary, Kiss 103.1 WLXC-FM urban adult contemporary, 98.5 WOMG-FM Classic Hits.  The cluster of 5 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Running the board in a radio station control room broadcasting a variety of live or pre-recorded local and syndicated radio programs
  • Playing all commercials as scheduled and maintaining a commercial and transmitter log
  • Selecting bumper music, when needed, and back-timing pre-recorded programs for smooth transition back to live programming
  • Monitors and updates weather, traffic and news reports into automation equipment
  • Monitor for EAS Alerts, Ambers Alerts and breaking news
  • Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room
  • Assists with adjusting signal and programming content to ensure transmission meets federally mandated broadcast standards
  • Ensure logged commercials, promotions sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station’s operations are aired during the shift
  • Available weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to set-up equipment, tent, table, etc. at station events (requires heavy lifting)
  • Perform additional duties to assist promotions and program directors as needed


Job Requirements


  • Some college radio or small market radio experience preferred
  • Previous board operation experience preferred
  • Audio production skills required
  • Familiar with FCC rules and regulations and EAS guidelines
  • Proficient using computer systems such as Microsoft Office Suite, OpX, AudioVault, Wide Orbit, ENCO, Soundgorge, Nuendo, Adobe Audition or other audio editing and automation programs
  • Knowledge of basic electronic wiring and sound system set-up
  • Familiar with audio mixers and remote monitoring systems for radio transmissions
  • Flexibility in scheduling required; majority of the hours are in the evenings, weekends and holidays
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations.

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term

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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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