WHAT THEY DO: A station manager is the chief operating officer of the station. The station manager must have effective personnel management skills and a thorough knowledge of all aspects of broadcast operation. REQUIREMENTS: This is not an entry-level position and requires a good deal of broadcast experience, knowledge of station operations and financial management as well as a higher education.
WHAT THEY DO: Master Control Operators are responsible for operating the recording and playback equipment for live programs, managing commercial breaks in network, and playback of taped shows.
REQUIREMENTS: Many stations are willing to train their entry-level engineering staff to operate equipment. Nonetheless, there are trade schools across the country that provide training in electronic; in addition, the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) has certification programs for each state.
WHAT THEY DO: The station's business manager is generally responsible for financial transactions, regulatory oversight and coordination of business contracts.
REQUIREMENTS: Business managers are generally expected to have extensive professional background in accounting and financial management. While business management is more likely a television position, some radio broadcast stations also require business managers.