TITLE Traffic Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5091
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Programming and Production-TV
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, Broadcast Services
The Traffic Coordinator generates the recording schedule and builds the on-air broadcast logs with programming and break content including underwriting announcements, promotions, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated announcements.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma plus specialized training beyond high school in computer related courses is required.
Experience: Two years of general office experience is required, with an emphasis on using computer applications to store data, generate reports, and maintain a database. Experience as a traffic coordinator with electronic scheduling of satellite delivered content is preferred.
Skills: An understanding of electronic file management and general computer operations is required. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Attention to detail is required. The ability to quickly understand new computer applications is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: Must be able to lift, box, and move programming media for shipping.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assures that the program schedule is ready for broadcast by preparing daily broadcast logs, generating the log framework, checking placement of underwriters, inserting appropriate promotional announcements and underwriter spots, checking server codes, sources, and program lengths, and adding viewer advisory alerts.
2. Monitors and reports on space in the schedule for underwriting spots by tracking spot avails, projecting current and future avails by daypart, generating notice of non-broadcast of scheduled underwriting announcements, and utilizing features of traffic software to generate needed reports.
3. Creates daily recording schedules, determines storage medium, enters naming conventions, record and expiration dates in software applications, and labels media formats and makes them accessible to Master Control Operators.
4. Oversees the programming library by naming and labeling content and media for programming and production, replacing old or damaged media, correcting recording errors, replacing missing content by coordinating with other stations, tasking dubbing in master control, shipping media, and monitoring media shipments from distributors and the transfer of media for archiving or broadcast.
5. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
6. Remains competent and current by learning new software applications and/or new skills and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Manager, Programming and Production-TV.
7. Helps to support the continued success of Ozarks Public Television by correcting any non-engineering discrepancies in programming as reported on the discrepancy log, filing Nielsen Reports/information, assisting with pledge drives, responding to data service and other requests for information, and performing all other duties assigned.
The Traffic Coordinator is supervised by the Manager, Programming and Production-TV.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JANUARY 2017