Job & Internship Opportunities at WFSU

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.

Current Job Openings
Ready To Learn Education Specialist - OPS Part-Time
Asst. Media Coord./Librarian (61443) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Sr. Reporter (61500) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Production Technician (OPS) Job ID#50576 - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Production Technician (80167) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Graphics Op/Utility Personnel (61440) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Videographer- WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel (2 Vacancies)
TV Graphic Artist (OPS) Job ID#50575 - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Coordinator and Classical Music Host (OPS)

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: Ready To Learn Education Specialist - OPS Part-Time
Job ID: 50100
Posted Date: 2021-09-28
Close Date: 2021-12-17
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Education Services

Job Description:

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:

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  • making learning fun,
  • using media in learning experiences, and has a fondness for teaching PreK – 3 rd grade level audiences + 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–3 rd 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: Asst. Media Coord./Librarian (61443) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50161
Posted Date: 2021-10-06
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

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 able to 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.

Responsibilities

Manages requests to record events; responds quickly and accurately to ensure events are being recorded and displayed on the Capitol Complex’s closed circuit system and on TheFloridaChannel.org; monitors audio/video quality of incoming feeds and recordings; adds metadata to databases

Ensures all DVD dub requests are processed in a complete and timely manner; digitizes and tags archive tapes and DVDs; assists in the maintenance of tape room libraries by ensuring tapes and DVDs are shelved in an organized fashion.

Acts as a back-up to the Web team and Master Control by performing basic tasks when needed. Acts as a back-up to the Senior Media Coordinator by assuming Avid Interplay archiving duties when necessary. Other duties as assigned.

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Job Title: Sr. Reporter (61500) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50228
Posted Date: 2021-10-14
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes a wide variety of state proceedings, along with daily news programs, documentaries and public affairs programs covering issues important to all Floridians.  Our programming is seen statewide and on the Internet. Our reporters work with a team of videographers, graphic artists and editors.

Responsibilities

Serves as a Senior Reporter for Capitol Update/News Brief.

Position is responsible for leading the production of story development for state government news. Must be able to function professionally, independently and creatively in a news production environment.

Proactively researches and develops ideas. Writes clear and concise scripts on deadline, interviews individuals (for on air or background use) in a professional manner and compiles information for graphics or other visual elements used to effectively complete a program or program segment.

Serves as Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads documentary series and other TFC Programming.

Must be able to function professionally, independently and creatively in a production environment.

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 files among producers, editors and reporters, running teleprompter for various programs and assisting front desk personnel with timely submission of requested/required information. Some overtime and travel may be required. 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: Production Technician (OPS) Job ID#50576 - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50576
Posted Date: 2021-11-29
Close Date: 2021-12-13
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

Responsibilities

This position will serve as a Production Technician for the 2022 legislative session coverage. Duties include operation of robotic television equipment, studio camera operation and other production duties as assigned.

Other support duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment.

(Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment)

Ability to travel as required and work a set assigned schedule M-F year-round as well as be flexible as required - hours will vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings work.

Demonstrated knowledge, experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; to include cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment etc.

Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Must be able to prioritize, multitask, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.

Ability to work as part of a team and in close proximity to others.

Ability to meet the physical demands of the position to include, but not be limited to sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.

Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

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Job Title: Production Technician (80167) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50448
Posted Date: 2021-11-15
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

Responsibilities

Serves as part of TFC Interstitial Programming and Promotions Unit under the supervision of the TFC Content and Scheduling Manager; travels to various locations around the state to conduct interviews, shoot broll, log, write, and edit stories related to TFC programming; responsible for utilizing various programs and software such as but not limited to: After Affects, Motion, Photoshop, iNews and Chyron and be able to understand how those programs interact with the Avid Editing Suite; willing to travel, research topics and schedule interviews; works on deadline, under limited supervision and with a team in the delivery of programming which serves the mission of TFC; Communicates extensively and proactively with supervisor, team and other TFC staff to understand needs and create the best possible product. Team member is responsible for communicating with Supervisor regularly about training needs, if any, coordinating with respective trainer(s) and giving status updates on tasks.

Serves as robotics camera director: responsible for operation of robotic cameras, switching appropriate shots for air, coordinating with MCR/feeds and maintaining a professional on-air look during those productions; In addition, also serves in various daily production roles, each requiring proactivity and limited supervision, such as but not limited to: show director, technical/switcher director, audio operator, floor director and teleprompter operator which are necessary to meet organizational needs. In studio duties also include: studio camera operation, set changeover, studio microphone use, studio lighting operations, and other equipment for various productions. Additional responsibilities include knowledge and operation of various equipment required to perform each task.

Serves as a back-up Remote Events Crew member on dispatched shoots with duties including equipment setup, camera operation, and equipment breakdown as part of The Florida Channel’s efforts of television coverage of various state government meetings throughout Florida.  Travel is part of the job.  Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to timely submission of travel documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc.

Serves as back up to the Graphics Unit for news programming and TFC content; duties include but are not limited to: creating, loading and reviewing graphics for on-air production, serving as graphics operator in PCR during production, providing assistance to the graphics team during special events such as Elections, State of State, Inauguration and Hurricane Season. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment.

(Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment)

Ability to travel as required and work a set assigned schedule M-F year-round as well as be flexible as required - hours will vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings work.

Demonstrated knowledge, experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; to include cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment etc.

Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Must be able to prioritize, multitask, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.

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 and/or standing for extended periods, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.

Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

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Job Title: Graphics Op/Utility Personnel (61440) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50447
Posted Date: 2021-11-10
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

Located in the state Capitol building, The FLORIDA Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV.

The Florida Channel produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

Responsibilities

Creates graphic elements for various uses within Florida Channel programming. Communicates extensively and proactively with supervisor, Lead Graphic Designer and other TFC staff to understand needs and create the best possible product.

Capitol Complex interoffice responsibilities involve various utility production roles. Each requires proactivity with limited supervision. These roles serve as, and may include but are not limited to, studio camera operation, set changeover, studio microphone use, studio lighting operations, floor director and back up technical director. Team member is responsible for communicating with Supervisor regularly about training needs, if any, coordinating with respective trainer(s) and giving status updates on tasks. Additional responsibilities will include knowledge and operation of various equipment required to perform each task, such as intercom controls, studio camera, camera pedestal, lighting board, etc.

Serves as remote events crew member, responsible for equipment set-up, camera operation and equipment break-down for the purpose of televising coverage of various state government meetings around the state. Administrative responsibilities/tasks include but are not limited to timely submission of: travel paperwork/documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, etc.

Serves as robotics camera director, responsible for directing events in Capitol Complex robotics rooms, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

Ability to type 35+ cwpm, multi-task, prioritize and manage work in a fast paced broadcast environment and team-oriented.

Ability to produce work product under specific deadlines.

Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Exceptional creativity and innovation skills.

Knowledge of television production practices, standards and techniques.

Knowledge and experience using computer assisted graphics technologies/software, associated peripherals, digital cameras, and related equipment.

Strong organization skills to include file management and keen attention to detail.

Good problem solving skills.

Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software quickly

Ability to take direction and manage work from start to finish while collaborating with others involved.

 A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license and the ability to obtain upon hire. 

 

 

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Job Title: Videographer- WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel (2 Vacancies)
Job ID: 50433
Posted Date: 2021-11-09
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

Responsibilities

Serves as Videographer for the Florida Channel programming. Responsibilities include but are not limited to statewide travel to cover news events and documentaries.

Communicates frequently and directly with the immediate Supervisor, Executive Director, Newsroom staff and other Team Leaders.

Serves as Remote Live shots technician, sending stories and video b-roll back to the Florida Channel via Live U unit.

Adheres to policies and procedures established for submitting paperwork and supporting documents. Maintains administrative records to include, but not be limited to, travel and purchasing.

Serves as editor for The Florida Channel. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with staff to gather raw footage (video and/or audio), assembling footage in a tapeless environment using non-linear equipment for a finished product for TFC programming and transferring to the appropriate format for viewing. Adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production, along with procedures and principles established by TFC for legislative and public affairs program production; maintains records and archives program material (b-roll library, etc.) related techniques/formats unique to TFC.

Provides production assistance for remote events production. Serves as director (production personnel) for committee meetings, legislative session and other meetings and events as assigned. Serves as a member of the studio crew.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and a minimum of three (3) years professional experience shooting documentary and ENG news style. (Note: Vocational/technical training and a minimum of three (3) years professional experience shooting documentary and ENG news style.)

Extensive, demonstrated knowledge operating related equipment and software used for field and studio production including: cameras, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, digital and analog switchers/boards, and the use of robotic cameras and controls, as well as the ability to edit raw video.

Experience editing raw video using linear and non-linear equipment for professional broadcast.

Must be computer literate, creative and an independent worker with good organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work on deadline, remain calm in demanding situations and work as a team member in close proximity to others, as well as ability to travel and work overtime, as assigned.

Ability to meet the physical demands of this position to include lifting/moving up to 50 lbs.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

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Job Title: TV Graphic Artist (OPS) Job ID#50575 - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50575
Posted Date: 2021-11-29
Close Date: 2021-12-13
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for assisting the team with daily graphics production for the 2022 legislative session coverage. This position interacts with the news team daily. Duties, include but are not limited to, creating graphic elements for various uses within Florida Channel programming. inserting graphic elements during a LIVE production, operation of robotic television equipment, studio camera operation and other production duties as assigned.

Other support duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

Ability to type 35+ cwpm, multi-task, prioritize and manage work in a fast paced broadcast environment and team-oriented.

Ability to produce work product under specific deadlines.

Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Exceptional creativity and innovation skills.

Knowledge of television production practices, standards and techniques.

Knowledge and experience using computer assisted graphics technologies/software, associated peripherals, digital cameras, and related equipment.

Strong organization skills to include file management and keen attention to detail.

Good problem solving skills.

Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software quickly

Ability to take direction and manage work from start to finish while collaborating with others involved.

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Job Title: Coordinator and Classical Music Host (OPS)
Job ID: 50169
Posted Date: 2021-10-21
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU FM Operations

Job Description:

WFSU

https://wfsu.org/ 

Responsibilities

Producing/Hosting Classical Music Programs

Producing Arts and Culture Interviews, Event Interviews

Research/Script Writing for Local Programs, Segments, Features, and Promos

Web content creation 

Other duties as needed

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and five years of appropriate experience.

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

Knowledge of classical music, pronunciations (titles, performers, composers)

On-air announcing and/or Public Speaking

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