Broadcast Traffic Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs scheduling for television programs for actual on-air
operations. Prepares daily program log for scheduled programs and
assigns promotional material to appropriate time slot using a
computerized scheduling system.
a specialized classification and not part of a series. This class
typically reports to Program Manager.
Examples of Duties:
- Prepares daily program log by obtaining information such as
source, location and length of program. Coordinates the
activities of T.V. Operations Assistant.
- Calculates exact length of programs and time slots available
for promotional material; assigns promotional material to be
inserted between programs.
- Creates and issues weekly computerized program schedule as
determined by Program Manager and approved by Station Manager
verifies correctness of programs and issues program schedule
changes and/or additions as needed.
- Coordinates computer operations in regard to program
scheduling; determines problems with system and confers with
data processing personnel to resolve.
- Responds to inquiries and complaints from viewers in regard
to program scheduling verbally or in writing.
- Maintains program logging or other operational procedures as
new regulations or technology requires.
- Coordinates with promotion department to solve logistical
problems in coordination of on-air promotions for daytime and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of broadcast federal rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of broadcast traffic operations.
- Knowledge of television technical operations.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's degree or two years technical training AND two years
experience in broadcast traffic operations OR, Four years experience
in broadcast traffic operations; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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