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Collaborate with the Program Director to edit uncut show recordings and prepare for broadcast.
Write and produce local news drops to air throughout the week. The production will include recording a voiceover and adding a music bed to the drop. Another task will be facilitating breaking news coverage when deemed necessary. This may include recording additional drops to air throughout the week, finding someone to do a report live on-air or doing a report yourself, and creating posts on our social media outlets. Close collaboration with LCR program directors.
Develop engaging multimedia content for social media & the web. Source appropriate sharable content resources.
Assist LCR staff and manage office space. Greet people as they enter studio, escort guests from the principal’s office to the studio. Answer phone and take & distribute messages. Track office supplies, equipment rental, and make sure storage spaces are efficient and organized. Assist general manager with administrative tasks including filing, organization, and scheduling. Make sure office spaces and booths remain tidy and uncluttered. Create and manage a system for basic cleaning tasks: trash, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces. Assist LCR staff with projects as needed.
Serve as an ambassador for Lexington Community Radio at public events. Communicate mission to the public, answer questions, recruit volunteers.
Podcast Producer- Editing/Archiving/Uploading Podcasts Assist DJs in archiving their shows to Soundcloud and making them shareable. Depending on the show, this could include basic audio editing such as: editing songs out, correcting the volume in areas, cutting out “dead air,” and putting multiple segments together.
Provide scheduling and technical assistance with the pre-recording of radio programs and announcements. Manage studio time and help with basic audio editing. Troubleshoot technical problems in the studio, and collaborate closely with LCR staff.
Create and record original, hyper-local content on a regular basis. Promote show and station on social media. Adhere to FCC rules & regulations. Provide supplemental volunteer support for station activities as needed.
Spanish Language Translator
Assist LCR staff with translating broadcast copy and social media content into Spanish.
Write creative, FCC-compliant 15-second underwriting spots, 30-60-second public service announcements, and 15- second show promotions for WLXU and WLXL in English and/or Spanish. Facilitate recording and audio editing of spots for use on air.
Assist show hosts by operating the board: control levels of microphones, operate music via CD players/auxiliary cords/turntable, load correct traffic (spots, PSAs, legal IDs, and promos) and play at appropriate times, turn automation on and off at correct times.
Standby volunteers available on demand to record underwriting spots, public service announcements, show promotions, and other content.
Collaborate with general manager and underwriting staff to solicit new station sponsorships, underwriting contracts, and individual memberships. 15% commission on sponsorship & underwriting sales.