Sports Anchor/Board Operator
Radio One - Cincinnati, OH

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Sports Anchor/Board Operator

Mandate: To competently* and professionally* produce and execute sports updates that is both entertaining and informative to the listening audience.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Programming
  • Self-Management
  • Professional Development
Objectives (by Responsibility )


  • Read sports news flash to keep audience informed of important events.
  • Memorize script, reads, or ad-libs to identify station, introduce and close shows, and announce station breaks, commercials, or public service information.
  • Deliver sports reports/updates on air during shift.
  • Interview guests and moderates panel or discussion show to entertain audience.
  • Answer phone lines and interview members of listening audience who telephone in sports related comments. Air contests according to the specifications of the program director.
  • Monitor and engage listening audience during show via twitter, facebook on show topics and discussion.
  • Provide live reports from site of event.
  • Operate control console.
  • Ensure logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station’s operations are aired.
  • Follow and enforce FCC regulations, station and company policies, including implementing station’s/state’s EAS procedures.
  • Air emergency alert systems tests as indicated.

Routinely provides support to:
  • Write copy for sports updates.
  • Write script, contest and interview questions.
  • Prepare and create a topical sports show by gathering information from wire copy, periodicals, computer and television.
  • May interact with on air talent to discuss sports stories.
  • Record interviews of guest, musical or other famous or public personalities and edits interviews.
  • Plan and stages community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions.
  • Attend live, in-person appearances as scheduled by the station or requested by clients.
  • Maintain and build a positive cooperative attitude within the station and a strong personal community involvement.
  • Assist with remote appearances.
  • Sets up equipment for broadcasts and promotions at station remotes.
  • Perform additional duties such as production, assisting program director or music director, operating radio transmitter.
  • Perform commercial production.
  • Attend and contributes to pre and post show planning meetings.
  • Complete Traffic logs and logging discrepancies.
Self-Management 1. To ensure that appropriate Self-Management is exercised at all times, as it applies to the overall function and specifically as it relates to:
  • Overall Professionalism
  • Judgement
  • Propriety
  • Dress code (consistent with your job function, includes appropriate grooming)
  • Confidentiality (at all times)
  • Managing Emotions (Emotional Maturity and control in all situations)
  • Taking Initiative (may include taking risks)
  • Being self-directed
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Being accountable
  • Self-critiquing
  • Accepting and growing with others Critique
  • Being objective (issue relevant)
  • Building and maintaining workable relationships
  • Suspending judgment (when relevant)
  • Not discriminating
  • Being accepting rather than judgmental (when appropriate)
  • Allowing others their feelings
  • Extending common courtesies
  • Behaving out of a sense of urgency (when appropriate)
  • Striving for Balance
  • Appropriately delegating
  • Evolving self-awareness
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (within scope of the function)

Professional Development
  • To attend all relevant skill building workshops as requested.
  • To stay current with all relevant industry information as it applies to the overall job responsibility.
  • To drive your own Performance Appraisal every six months.
  • *Professionalism is described as being consistently appropriate in all situations and at all times.

    *Competence is defined as using “effectiveness and efficiency” in equal measure at all times.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Associate’s Degree (A.A) or equivalent from two year college or technical school. Must have at least 2 years on air experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience is desirable. LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. To have the ability to write simple correspondence. To have the ability to effectively present information in a clear and personable tone of voice on-air, and in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. REASONING ABILITY – To have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. To have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES – Operate audio console board, digital automation equipment, CD player, remote broadcasting equipment, computer and general office equipment. Have good organizational and time management skills and the ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to work evening, overnight and weekends.

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