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Boston University BROADCAST RECORDING TECHNICIAN II, WBUR Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to produce high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

WBUR is brimming with talent and ambition. Our colleagues work hard, strive for excellence, value truth, creativity, diverse perspectives, and open debate. Our culture is warm and welcoming — no matter what your role is — we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. On top of that people are both respectful and passionate about the work we do.

We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future. It’s a place to do meaningful work with interesting people and to learn and grow along the way.

We offer our employees both hybrid and in-office work arrangements. This position is based in Boston.

We also offer:

  • Health ( and Well Being ( Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare (

  • Paid Time Off , Holidays & Intersession (

  • Tuition Remission ( and Professional Development ( through Boston University

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:

Date Available: As soon as possible

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time – Flex Position, Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible

Work Format: Onsite

Schedule: Monday – Friday, occasional late hours and weekend coverage, 35 hours per week

As Broadcast Recording Technician II, you will be responsible for the on-air engineering and production of WBUR broadcast quality audio, consisting primarily of on-air studio console operation and digital editing/mixing. You will help provide coverage for vacation and sick-time of other Broadcast Recording Technicians and Technical Directors, and as a result may need to work late hours and weekends. Your position also assists the Production Manager in the scheduling and management of WBUR studio usage.

Essential Functions:

(30%) Responsible for the engineering of WBUR’s on-air signal. Operate air-studio audio console. Preview all sound elements with critical ear to ensure broadcast quality and maintain proper volume levels and balance during playback. Serve as Operator On Duty. Responsible for airing all underwriting announcements according to Program Log, noting in writing any changes to fulfill contractual obligations.

(20%) Edit and mix WBUR local news stories, promotional announcements and other non-news material as assigned by the Production Manager using the latest digital technology, including Pro Tools.

(15%) Record both news and non-news events at remote locations for possible use in various programs as assigned. May include recording and editing of Boston University lectures, Marsh Chapel services, and other lectures or forums for possible broadcast, and listener testimonials for use during on-air fundraisers.

(25%) Provide coverage for vacation and sick time of other Broadcast Recording Technicians, and Technical Directors.

(10%) Assist Production Manager in scheduling of WBUR studio usage. Escort studio guests in and out of WBUR studios. Other duties as assigned, including participation in station fundraisers.

This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with L2324. The minimum pay rate for this position is $21.21 per hour and can go up based on experience and internal equity.

Required Skills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent/relevant experience

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Driver’s License

Capabilities and Proficiencies

  • An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality local journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application – join our Talent Community ( !

If you need to make a request for an ADA reasonable accommodation in order to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 click  here (  to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.

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