WHAT THEY DO: The chief engineer is responsible for the technology necessary to put the station's broadcast on the air. The engineering staff works to maintain broadcasting capabilities and provide quick solutions to problems that may arise with the transmitter, tower, satellite receiver and other related equipment. The chief engineer is the head of the technical staff.
REQUIREMENTS: More often than not, a technical background, including education is required for this position. The Society of Broadcast Engineers offer classes and certification programs that would suffice for many engineering positions.
WHAT THEY DO: A production assistant works with all production personnel, to help make the lives of producers easier by handling any and every task assigned.
REQUIREMENT: PA must have excellent organizational skills. The best training for a PA is experience. Internships at a station are an excellent way of getting that experience.
WHAT THEY DO: Most personnel involved in using music are included in the Creative Services Department. And while they may maintain the station's music library and help select appropriate tracks to play in production, they are part of the whole creative process at the station and other duties and responsibilities are probably required.
REQUIREMENTS: A background in music is helpful to get your food in the door. However, as mentioned, more graphic design skills may also be required.