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Thank you for your interest in employment at WFSU Public Media. WFSU Public Media is a PBS and NPR member station whose licenses are held by Florida State University.

About WFSU Public Media's Mission

The mission of WFSU Public Media is to enrich lives and cultivate diverse perspectives by connecting our community through media content and services that inform, educate, and entertain. We work together in a cross-media-platform and integrated environment to accomplish this mission. Read more about us.

WFSU Public Media is the parent organization for both The Florida Channel and The Florida Center for Interactive Media. You will also find listing for these organizations below. Although the leadership of these organizations communicate regularly, projects are usually organization dependent as the goals of each organization varies.

Benefits

The State of Florida university system offers robust benefits package options for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement programs, vacation and sick time, and more. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, or pregnancy. WFSU Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More information can be found on our public files page.

Internships

At times, paid internship opportunities will be available. If such an opportunity exists, it will be listed in the Current Openings section below. For non-paid internships (such as journalism internships in our news room) and volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteering page or email us at mail@wfsu.org with specific questions.

 

Application Instructions

Job opportunities are posted here when they become available. Each posting lists the qualifications and procedures for application and a deadline for submissions. Job applications must be officially submitted through the Florida State University job portal. Searching for the posted job number or clicking on the links provided on each open position will help you find the right place to apply. There are two systems/URLs available, one for current employees of Florida State University and one for those not currently employed by the university. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Note: We only accept applications/resumes for specific open positions. We do not accept or retain general applications/resumes for employment.


Current Openings

Job Title: Education Specialist (OPS)(Part-time)
Job ID: 51514
Posted Date: 2022-04-10
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Education Services

Job Description:

WFSU- Education Services

WFSU is the public broadcasting organization serving Tallahassee, Panama City, and Thomasville. A division ofFlorida State University, WFSU operates television, FM radio, and webcasting services from facilities in southwestTallahassee. Additionally, WFSU produces The Florida Channel, a statewide program service covering Florida'sgovernment in action.

Responsibilities

Summary:

WFSU Public Media’s Education and Engagement Team seeks an energetic and experienced educator with experience in:

  • making learning fun,
  • using media in learning experiences, and has skills, knowledge and positive attitude for teaching PreK – 3rd grade level audiences as well as their caregivers and teachers.

The ideal candidate has experience working with children in a formal or informal setting, works independently and responsibly, takes initiative, works well within a team, and can enthusiastically create an exciting, engaging, and welcoming learning environment for our community. Ability to channel the spirit of Mister Rogers and Sesame Street Neighbors is a huge plus!

Primary Duties:

  • Assists with planning, implementing, and leading hands-on education programs using WFSU and PBS KIDS materials at schools, after school programs, camps, special events, and via virtual platforms as part of the education team. Works with Education Coordinator to schedule out programs and collaborate with community partners. Assists with leading and organizing volunteers and OPS staff at programs as needed.
  • Supports program and event material preparation, assembling bags, set-up, tear-down, and clean-up. Maintains all materials for events, programs, technology tools and books are prepared, organized, and available for all education and engagement activities. This includes the ability to drive and drop-off materials and/or prepare them for mailing.
  • Works adaptively with a variety of ages, abilities, and audiences, including PreK–3rd grade-aged students, families, educators, and parents.
  • Attends staff meetings, webinars, trainings, makes and answers phone calls and emails, makes copies, and maintains calendar and files.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assists Education department with grant reporting and budget tracking. Helps to implement program evaluation surveys and collects data and feedback for grant reports. Compile data for use in monthly and annual reports required by CPB and other funding organizations as assigned. Includes documenting with video, photographs, and keeping track of anecdotal information to support our work.
  • Acts in ways that reflect favorably on WFSU Public Media and maintains professional standards in the quality of performance and demonstration of concern for WFSU Public Media’s programs and facilities. Adheres to FSU employee guidelines and other organizational policies.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, communications, elementary education, science education, math education, english education, or related field.

  • At least two (2) years of experience leading educational programming
  • Ability to teach varying skill levels and age groups – especially Prek-3 rd grade.
  • Works effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented setting.
  • Adept in conducting and participating in virtual settings and is proficient in using and creating social media, spoken, written and non-verbal communications.
  • Must be willing and available to travel to surrounding communities and work occasional weekends and evening hours.
  • Public Media is dedicated to serving all communities. We are mindful that as a part of public media, especially a department that interacts with so many precious groups of our community, that we respect and support everyone! Must work effectively with a diverse community without regard to gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, race, age, etc.
  • Ability to pass a Level II background check and Leon County Schools security clearance

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Job Title: Reporter, WFSU-FM News
Job ID: 50218
Posted Date: 2022-02-15
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU FM News

Job Description:

WFSU/ FM News

Responsibilities

As a Reporter (News and Public Affairs Specialist) at WFSUM-FM News, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

Provides coverage of the Florida Capitol and state legislature, serving as the primary reporter on breaking state government news and in-depth political reporting.

Produces stories on a range of topics such as legislative proposals, press conferences, and the effects of legislation and policy on Florida citizens.
Coordinates with the News Director on the coverage of these stories. Pitches appropriate stories to NPR.

Develops, by researching and writing, reports, and produces news stories for WFSU programs that are distributed locally and statewide. Generates ideas, primarily focused on legislative and political issues, and produces coverage on varied topics.

Coordinates content for both call-in programs and news segments of the afternoon newscast. Works in close collaboration with the News Director to set a schedule of issues, content, and topics for discussion. Serves as the back-up program host/produces local and statewide programs and news segments.

Assists the News Director with writing and editing scripts and news copy for broadcast. Informs the News Director of news developments and coverage needs. Maintains contact with Research Assistant(s) to secure contacts, guests for call-in programs, and news material for story development.

Participates in special projects, as required, for the Public Broadcast Center.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six year of experience.

(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

  • Knowledge of journalism ethics, rules, and procedures and the ability to write, develop, and produce news stories for broadcast.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a variety of radio production and remote location equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

 

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Job Title: OPS TV Production Assistant (Part-time, as needed)
Job ID: 50524
Posted Date: 2021-12-08
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Local Production

Job Description:

WFSU-TV

Responsibilities

Setup, Lighting, and Strike: Set up and break down scenery, risers, tables, chairs, cables, and equipment for studio productions and remote events. Setup and operate studio and field lighting systems. Hang and move light fixtures in studio-ceiling pipe grid. Ability to lift 40 lbs.. Climb and work from heights on a tall ladder or scissor lift. Reach overhead. Bend and pickup items and cables from floor.

Camera/Teleprompter: Setup and operate studio, ENG/field, and robotic camera systems. Operate teleprompter system to control the speed of the scrolling script to follow talent’s pace.

Audio Engineer: Setup and operate mixers, microphones, mic stands, public address speakers, and IFB/intercom systems.

Technical Director: Setup and operate video switchers, video and IP routers, and signal converters and adapters.

Graphics: Operate a Chyron Mosaic character generator. Type or copy text into our Microsoft Excel graphics database. Experience in Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator is a plus.

Record/Edit/Post-Production: Operate studio tape servers and remote tape decks. Use Adobe Premiere and Media Encoder to trim, convert, and conform video and audio to PBS broadcast standards. Distribute content to our Broadcast Operations Center and digital platforms. Archive finished programs on our Optical Disc Archive system.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency.

Candidates should have a passion for TV/Broadcast/Digital Media Production and should take initiative to learn and provide excellent support to WFSU staff and clients.

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends.

Ability to work indoors and outdoors, in various environments and conditions.

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Job Title: Grants Compliance Analyst
Job ID: 50819
Posted Date: 2022-05-13
Close Date: 2022-05-28
Job Family: BUDGET
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media

Job Description:

Florida Center for Interactive Media

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience related to the duties of this position.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing while prioritizing, organizing, and performing multiple work assignments simultaneously.

Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

Knowledge of and the ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP).

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and Outlook) and other applicable computer applications.

Previous experience working with grants.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

Familiar with the requirements for special education such as those outlined in the federal outcomes indicators.

 

Responsibilities

Develops, disseminates, and processes IDEA entitlement grant application forms and instructions to school districts and other applicants utilizing management systems and other software and technologies.

Provides technical assistance to FDOE staff, school districts, and other entities related to project/grant administration and management.

Works as a team member to complete special education annual federal data reports and the Annual Performance Report in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner

Participates in professional development activities including technical assistance calls, webinars, and other training

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