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Radio Station Production Technician – KBFT – Nett Lake, MN

Opens: July 21, 2017

Closes: July 27, 2017

Department: Education   Reports to (title): Radio Station General Manager
Job Code: N-7   Job Location: KBFT Radio Station

Nett Lake, MN

Pay Range: Min: $12.39 Mid: $15.49 Max: $18.59   Supervises: None
Hours/week: 40   Classification: Non-Exempt
Type of Position: Full-Time   Effective Date: 01/01/2017
    Revised Date: 01/03/2017
In performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees of Bois Forte Band of Chippewa are expected to conform to the following:

·       Uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent.

·       Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the tribal government (may also be referred to as “Band”).

·       Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with employees, community, visitors, and vendors.

·       Comply with Bois Forte Band of Chippewa policies and procedures.

·       Display respect and understanding of Bois Forte Band of Chippewa traditions and values.


The Radio Station Production Technician will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and control of all of the radio station’s production processes and will ensure that production pieces and services are produced efficiently, and the appropriate message is produced at the right time and level of quality.

essential Duties, functions, & Responsibilities

  1. Oversee the production process, planning and implementing a production schedule.
  2. Involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage of all in-house production projects.
  3. Ensure production is cost effective and within budget parameters.
  4. Effectively uses library, physical, digital, and online resources to make music selections.
  5. Rigorously researches and confirms critical facts.
  6. Recording, editing, mixing/dubbing, saving/tagging music selections.
  7. Involved with any radio station products scheduled for manufacturing or dissemination on mass scale.
  8. Ensures products are produced on time and are of good quality.
  9. Coordinate the human and material resources needed for production activities.
  10. Draft a timeline and projects costs for production activities.
  11. Monitor the producing processes and adjust schedules as needed.
  12. Responsible for the selection and maintenance of equipment.
  13. Maintain audio archives and necessary supplies.
  14. Report technical problems with current technologies; adapt procedures to new technologies as necessary.
  15. Monitor product standards and implement quality-control program.
  16. Coordinate production among different departments and vendors.
  17. Effectively communicates with team members, particularly those who work in the production chain.
  18. Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed.
  19. Supervises and motivates team of volunteers, and reviews their performance.
  20. Identify training needs.
  21. Other job related duties as assigned.


·       One year related experience.


·       High school diploma or GED.


·       None

Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

·       Must have working knowledge and skills of various sound editing programs.

·       Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills.

·       Computer skills with email, documents, and databases.

·       Experience or ability to coordinate volunteers (work assignments).

·       Experience or ability to assist and critique volunteers (scripts, reading, and recording).

·       Must be able to work independently and establish work priorities.

·       Available and responsive by phone and email.

·       Familiarity with FCC rules regarding recorded on-air announcements.

·       Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components) and general office equipment Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords. Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk.

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), internet software and appropriate storage of electronic file

·       A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


·       Experience in a Native American setting.

·       On-air experience preferred.



Work environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate. Limited overnight travel may be required from time to time.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions. There may be prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding in transport vehicles. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with the community, visitors, employees, and vendors.

Mental demands:

There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must be able to handle frequent interruptions and must also multi-task and interact with a wider variety of people on various issues.

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has implemented a Tribal and Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position, and who are enrolled members of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Tribe will be given primary preference in hiring and employment for this position.  Members of other federally-recognized Indian tribes will be given secondary preference for hiring and employment after providing proof of tribal membership.  Tribal and Indian preference is integrated into the interview and scoring process for candidates for job positions.


All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This position may have access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination.

Background Investigation:

This position may be subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, some positions are subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position.

Drug Screening:

All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and will be subject to random drug testing.


Pre-employment drug testing appliesINDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLYUpon presentation of DD-214 which reflects honorable discharge, applicants will receive Veteran’s preference points.  Please visit our website at to download an application. Applications are accepted via: Fax, Email, U.S. Mail, and In Person.  Submit applications to: Human Resources Director, Miranda Lilya, 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN 55772, Fax: 218-757-3312,  Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

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