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Board Operator – PT at CUMULUS MEDIA Inc.

Board Operator – PT

CUMULUS MEDIA Inc. Knoxville, TN Full-Time
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Cumulus Media | Knoxville CUMULUS MEDIA | KNOXVILLE is looking for a creative and focused Board Operator/Producer on 99.1 The Sports Animal. WNML-FM is flagship station for the University of Tennessee Volunteers and is looking for its next Producer that can organize, plan and execute a high tempo show talking Tennessee Sports. You must be driven to win while bringing a positive attitude to work each day. We are looking for someone who knows how to present audio elements coordinated with trending sports topics to the local target audience in an entertaining and responsible way. 99.1 The Sports Animal is a Tennessee Sports lifestyle, and you must understand that your responsibilities go far beyond your time on the board. We expect you to understand and execute all digital platforms. You must maintain excellent relationships with the community, clients, and all the key players in the Knoxville sports scene. The ideal candidate also understands the importance of relationships with the sales team, support staff, promotions team, and is an overall winner in the hallways! If you can live and breathe Tennessee Sports,  especially Volunteer Football, then this is your dream job.  


Responsibilities include producing and being board operator for shows that generate ratings by being entertaining, informative, community oriented and forwarding the brand.  Must have a deep understanding of how to go beyond the latest news, headlines, and events to craft an entertaining and unique product.  The candidate should be able to plan and produce a quality show, through creative ideas, segments, celebrity interviews and production elements.  Daily commercial production is required.  As an ambassador for Cumulus, participation in station and client events/remotes, connecting with the community and our listeners, building a relationship with clients through the sales team and networking within the market are paramount. Candidates must have unparalleled passion, worth ethic, and drive. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce a compelling radio show by using creativity, imagination, and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air content 
  • Great with phones/interacting with callers, interviewing artists/guests and hosting live events
  • Connect with listeners via phones, social, video, web and on-site
  • Daily social media engagement; website and digital content generation
  • Participates in station Programming, Promotions, and Sales meetings and events 
  • Assist in production and imaging of the station
  • Place podcasts of their show and individual interviews on podcast platforms.
  • Live Broadcasts and station appearances, whether paid of unpaid
  • Commercial Production: create killer endorsement ads – both on air and online – for mutually agreed upon products
  • Voice other commercials as assigned
  • Handle emergency news/weather in show; on call for weather disasters/breaking news
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired
  • Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting program director or music director, operating radio transmitter or writing advertising copy. 



Job Requirements:


To upload your air-check with samples , please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format Lastname.Audio  and upload as part of your application by selecting “Include a cover letter”.  Instructions are also provided on the application form.


  • 3 + years of experience producing with successful ratings history required
  • Strong production skills and knowledge of Op X, VOX Pro/Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
  • Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
  • Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
  • Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination is a must. 
  • Can work well in a team environment, collaborative

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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For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:

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

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Knoxville, TN

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Telecommunications, Media - Journalism - Newspaper


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