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    Production Workers, All Other

    Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

    Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with FCC rules and regulations, and resolve program log inaccuracies. Confer with directors and production staff to discuss issues such as production and casting problems, budgets, policies, and news coverage. Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming. Cue announcers, actors, performers, and guests. Develop promotions for current programs and specials. Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming. Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members. Evaluate new and existing programming for suitability and in order to assess the need for changes, using information such as audience surveys and feedback. Monitor and review programming in order to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality. Monitor network transmissions for advisories concerning daily program schedules, program content, special feeds, and/or program changes. Perform personnel duties such as hiring staff and evaluating work performance. Plan and schedule programming and event coverage based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors such as community needs, ratings data, and viewer demographics. Act as a liaison between talent and directors, providing information that performers/guests need to prepare for appearances, and communicating relevant information from guests, performers, or staff to directors. Conduct interviews for broadcasts. Develop budgets for programming and broadcasting activities, and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits. Develop ideas for programs and features that a station could produce. Operate and maintain on-air and production audio equipment. Prepare copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting. Read news, read and/or record public service and promotional announcements, and otherwise participate as a member of an on-air shift as required. Review information about programs and schedules in order to ensure accuracy and provide such information to local media outlets as necessary. Select, acquire, and maintain programs, music, films, and other needed materials, and obtain legal clearances for their use as necessary. Direct setup of remote facilities and install or cancel programs at remote stations. Participate in the planning and execution of fundraising activities.

    Communications and Media -- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Personnel and Human Resources -- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others. Management of Material Resources -- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Management of Financial Resources -- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.

    Scheduling Work and Activities -- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Monitoring and Controlling Resources -- Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates -- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.