5091 Traffic Coordinator


TITLE Traffic Coordinator




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.


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.


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.




Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 4 - 500 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 4 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Complexity and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 220 Points: Considerable skill in oral and written communication, the ability to make basic mathematical calculations, the ability to understand and follow instructions, knowledge of moderately complex or other work procedures, and the ability to work independently and coordinate a variety of activities and events are required.

Factor 3: Responsibility for the Work of Others

Level 1 - 0 Points: No responsibility for the work of others.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 2 - 130 Points: The work generally involves sequential steps and methods explained by the supervisor and/or described by specific guidelines such as standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist. Tasks are relatively clear-cut and involve related steps, processes, and methods. The employee may be required to recognize differences in a variety of situations, but those differences are normally clear and require the selection of standard processes to resolve. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt guidelines in specific cases. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to a supervisor.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 1 - 25 Points: Contacts are typically limited to immediate supervisor and work team. Little or no formal contact with the general public, students, or others outside one's immediate work group is required.

Factor 6: Work Impact

Level 3 - 300 Points: Work activities normally address conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply other employees with information, services, or products they use to perform their work. Work products or services facilitate the work of other employees and directly affects the ability of other employees to timely complete specific tasks or processes. Work activities may affect the quality of services provided to moderate numbers of employees, students, or the public, but the services, information, or products provided have relatively minor effects on the welfare of the affected groups.

Factor 7: Physical Effort and Work Environment

Level 1 - 25 Points: The work environment consists of exposure to physical conditions typical of a normal office environment. Most of the job is performed while sitting, although the work may require occasional standing or walking and/or the lifting and carrying of small objects.