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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 of Florida State University, WFSU operates television, FM radio, and webcasting services from facilities in southwest Tallahassee. Additionally, WFSU produces The Florida Channel, a statewide program service covering Florida's government 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: Sr. Reporter, (2 Vacancies) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52735
Posted Date: 2022-08-05
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and studio located on the 9th floor of the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL, The Florida Channel (TFC) produces programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court. TFC programming is carried by PBS stations throughout Florida as one of their digital sub-channels and delivered statewide by satellite to other program distributors. Live streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at the floridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will cover news events and other programming elements statewide. You will partner with our team of videographers, graphic artists and editors to deliver in-depth reporting for television and on the web.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Senior Reporter for Capitol Update/News Brief, Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads and other TFC Programming. Responsible for leading the production of story development for daily and weekly programs, gathering and analyzing information about newsworthy events, and assisting in proofreading content. Duties include but are not limited to being proactive in originating, researching, developing, and following through with ideas; writing clear and concise scripts on deadline; interviewing individuals (for on-air or background use) in a professional, independent manner; performing live shots, set shots, and standups; compiling information for graphics or other visual elements used to creatively and effectively complete a program or program segment. Ability to utilize social media and other news gathering techniques to focus on initial development and ongoing contact with lawmakers, staff, policymakers, and other key sources critical to newsgathering.  Required to follow established guidelines and policy while striving to maintain TFC’s integrity and reputation.
  • Travel is required and the ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed.
  • Adheres to related timelines in order to assure all standards, needs, and deadlines are met.
  • Contributes to regularly occurring interstitial program segments and other programming formats. Establishes and maintains professional contacts with key Communications Directors in various agencies and departments. Adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production.
  • Provides production and administrative support, including but not limited to communicating the status of video elements among the production team including producers and editors; running teleprompter for various programs; assisting front desk personnel with timely submission of requested/required information; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related area and a minimum of three years reporting in a professional newsroom environment.
  • Strong writing and research skills and proven experience writing news scripts on daily deadlines.
  • Strong interviewing skills and ability to combine sound & visual elements.
  • Ability to accurately process complex issues & create concise stories in a timely manner.
  • Excellent news judgement and the ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts with limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary; often in public.
  • Ability to contribute relevant ideas that result in content.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel as needed.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain license upon hire.

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Job Title: TV Operations Technician, WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 53239
Posted Date: 2022-10-04
Close Date: 2022-10-11
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and a studio located on the 9th floor of the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL, The Florida Channel (TFC) produces programming covering all three branches of state government and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court.  TFC programming is carried by PBS stations throughout Florida as one of their digital sub-channels and delivered statewide by satellite to other program distributors. Live streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

Operates various broadcast equipment and software – including but not limited to graphics generators, master control switchers, video servers, automation system, non-linear editor, router, intercom, website content management system, and traffic database – to prepare, produce, transmit and archive television programs/segments. Troubleshoots issues when they occur.

Updates graphic templates for use during live and recorded productions. Researches content for graphic templates, suggests new content, and updates reference materials. Selects and adds appropriate graphic templates to productions in real time. Communicates with directors and legislative staff during live productions.

Ingests, edits, and labels programming with appropriate terminology and metadata. Anticipates and prepares for short notice program changes. Updates the schedule of programming on various platforms. Promotes programming on social media. Monitors programming for video/audio quality and closed captioning. Updates database of program information.

Serves as a crew member for various Florida Channel programming; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and three years of related work experience. (Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience)

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, hours may vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings.
  • Ability to multitask, troubleshoot, and carry out assignments with limited supervision.
  • Must be capable of learning specialized software and have an aptitude for operating electronic equipment.
  • Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, computer literate, technologically curious, and proactive.
  • Ability to use correct grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in close proximity to others.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position to include, but not be limited to, sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.

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Job Title: Media Coordinator/Librarian (OPS), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 53243
Posted Date: 2022-10-06
Close Date: 2022-10-27
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and studio located on the 9th floor of the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL, The Florida Channel (TFC) produces programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court.  TFC programming is carried by PBS stations throughout Florida as one of their digital sub-channels and delivered statewide by satellite to other program distributors. Live streaming of as many as fourteen simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

This position will serve as media coordinator/librarian for legislative committee weeks and session coverage. Duties include scheduling, labeling, editing and archiving event recordings, monitoring audio and video signal quality, making DVDs and operating back-up tape machines. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalency and two years of appropriate experience.

Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team; possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; be computer literate, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced broadcast environment.

All who apply must be able to work a flexible schedule.

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Job Title: Camera Operator Pool (OPS), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel (Multiple Openings)
Job ID: 53242
Posted Date: 2022-10-06
Close Date: 2022-10-27
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and studio located on the 9th floor of the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL, The Florida Channel (TFC) produces programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court.  TFC programming is carried by PBS stations throughout Florida as one of their digital sub-channels and delivered statewide by satellite to other program distributors. Live streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

This position will serve as a robotics camera director for legislative committee weeks and session coverage. Duties include operation of robotic television equipment, studio camera operation and other production duties as assigned.
Other support duties as assigned.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience to include a minimum of one year experience in professional production environment as a camera operator.

Essential knowledge and skills include running a studio camera.

Experience operating robotic cameras a plus.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong attention to detail; good organizational skills; computer literacy.

Ability to multi-task and in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.

All who apply must be able to work a flexible schedule.

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Job Title: Multimedia Journalist- WFSU-FM News
Job ID: 51688
Posted Date: 2022-08-08
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU FM News

Job Description:

WFSU-FM News

Responsibilities

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

Serve as a local Reporter/Producer on the WFSU-FM News Team. Coordinates equipment and media platforms to increase the reach of the productions completed by the News Team.

Plans and produces a variety of local news stories and feature productions for broadcast across radio, television, and web. Responsible for producing long form feature/series news and public affairs stories for broadcast.

Conducts interviews in the field including some legislative and state government affairs for broadcast.

Operates and/or directs the operation of digital production equipment to include cameras (field), edit systems (nonlinear and linear), media storage devices, audio systems, lighting instruments and other associated tools.

Provides support for special events coverage and produces special elements for these productions as assigned.

Edits, posts, and formats stories for news.wfsu.org. This includes locating photos to post with the news stories as well as the daily maintenance of the newsroom website and social media platforms as needed.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six years 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.
  • Knowledge of and ability to build content for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates photography and videography skills.
  • Ability to operate a variety of radio production and remote location equipment.
  • Ability to operate and/or direct the operation of a variety of television production equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

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Job Title: Content Producer
Job ID: 51051
Posted Date: 2022-08-01
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Local Production

Job Description:

WFSU-TV

WFSU

Responsibilities

This position will serve to produce audio/video segments for various venues, including radio, television, and web, and to meet requirements for local programming, corporate communications, and public awareness.

-Produce, edit, and distribute original content for Local Routes and other local productions for distribution on multimedia platforms, including broadcast, digital, and social.

-Targets content for specific multimedia platform requirements including video, audio, photographic, and written elements.

-Creates videos for other departments and projects as needed.

-Oversees assigned productions/projects/edits for broadcast and digital.

-Coordinates with external clients on projects to develop audio and video materials that support goals and objectives.

-Works with studio crew as Technical Director or Director (or other positions as needed) for studio and field productions.

-Will operate and/or direct television production equipment to include cameras (studio and field), edit systems (nonlinear and linear), media storage devices (servers, VTRs), audio systems, lighting instruments and other associated tools.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, New Media or a related-field and two years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of audio and video production equipment.
  • Ability to produce field, digital, and studio productions.
  • Experience with the following: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Media Encoder.
  • Ability to write articles, shoot videos and photos, and host.
  • Ability to navigate web and multimedia platforms easily.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain one.

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Job Title: Development Coordinator
Job ID: 52949
Posted Date: 2022-08-30
Close Date: 2022-10-29
Job Family: ADVANC
Department: WFSU Membership

Job Description:

WFSU Public Media

Responsibilities

  • Process payments from various sources and keep accurate and timely records of all payments processed. Follow proper cash handling procedures.
  • Manage processes for membership and development including payment reminder notices, coordinating agreements, and invoices.
  • Assist the Major Gift officer with donor activities including gift acknowledgement letters for portfolio managed donors, and materials used in donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Manage communication with members and help resolve issues with Passport, our online video streaming service. Donor and viewer communication includes phone calls, emails, letters, texts, and in person meetings.
  • Manage volunteers and activities for the radio pledge drives and development events. Coordinate training and support for volunteers.
  • This position supports the fundraising department at WFSU by managing correspondence, processing payments, assisting in research to enhance the donor base, and event planning and execution.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six years of experience in same.

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

  • Experience demonstrating effective customer service.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail oriented environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and able to learn new applicable computer applications.
  • Ability to learn emerging technologies.

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Job Title: Administrative Specialist
Job ID: 52507
Posted Date: 2022-10-05
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: ADMIN
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media

Job Description:

Florida Center for Interactive Media

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience.

(Note: Higher education may substitute at an equivalent rate.) 

  • Ability to listen and record accurate information
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and etiquette.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information.
  • Experience with communication outreach and/or public-facing communication.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer applications inclusive of Microsoft Office Suite and basic computer functions.
  • Familiar with providing administrative support services utilizing knowledge of an organization's objectives and activities.

Responsibilities

Prepares, organizes, and reviews Bureau's communication outreach, including sending/reporting on identified surveys to districts and stakeholders. Handles public records requests and public-facing communication.

Prepares, organizes, and oversees the Bureau's bi-monthly Directors Calls. Participates in meetings/workgroups (e.g., short and long-range planning meetings and State Advisory Council) on behalf of Bureau leadership. Provides summaries of those meetings to leadership.

Provides administrative professional support services for the Bureau's leadership team at the FDOE. Interprets Bureau policies and provides recommendations based on knowledge of the organization's administrative objectives and activities.

Serves as the liaison between FSU and BEESS Specialists related to travel arrangements/authorizations and reimbursements/expense reports.

Prepares and proofs reports and presentation materials under the guidance of Bureau leadership.

Provides training and guidance to other staff assistants in the Bureau.

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