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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Coordinator, Programming and Operations-Wyoming Public Radio

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3850

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-2021

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Coordinates and implements all phases of programming and operations for public radio station; instructs and assists students in radio skills.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, Broadcasting, or a related field


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Radio technology and public radio programming.
  • Radio program production and program preparation methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Standards and regulations for public radio operations.
  • Satellite broadcasting procedures and protocols.
  • Organizational methods, techniques and practices.
  • Current and developing trends in radio.
  • Training techniques and methods.
  • Supervisory concepts, methods, and practices.
  • Effective communication and listening techniques, methods and practices.
  • University, federal and state regulations and broadcasting regulations.
  • Goal setting methods and techniques.
  • Project and time management techniques, methods and practices.
  • Assessment tools, techniques and methods.
  • Records management concepts and methods.
  • Development and promotional planning methods, techniques and practices.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Produce and perform radio programs.
  • Effectively listen and communicate.
  • Provide excellent public relations and customer services.
  • Train others on public broadcasting methods, practices, procedures and regulations.
  • Monitor scheduling and make decisions on scheduling changes.
  • Evaluate announcer performances.
  • Assess materials for program and station appropriateness.
  • Provide information on policies and procedures.
  • Participate in planning fundraisers and promotions.
  • Meet programming and project deadlines through organization and time management.
  • Manage records and reports for designated area.
  • Develop, plan and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Use personal computer with applicable software programs.
  • Work effectively as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment with a wide array of constituencies in a diverse community.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Produce and perform on-air programs.

Monitor national program schedules and make channel changes when necessary.

Organize and review material from outside sources to determine suitability for Wyoming Public Radio.

Train, supervise, and advise students on radio skills including on-air presentation and equipment operation.

Consult and advise staff members on station policies, goals, and budget.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist in the daily operations including monitoring transmissions, assessing announcer performance, and record management.

Respond to listeners' questions and comments.

Participate in planning and implementing on-air fundraising and promotions.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard radio station environment.

Subject to pressures and stress related to imposed deadlines.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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