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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with specific questions.
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.
Job Title: Sr. Reporter - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel (70233)
Job ID: 48407
Posted Date: 2021-01-22
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel
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.
A 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
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
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
To be considered, you MUST complete the two-steps in the "HOW TO APPLY" section. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Serves as a Senior Reporter for daily Capitol Update/News Brief and Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads documentary series and other TFC programming. Position is 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. Must be able to function professionally, independently and creatively in a live news 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 news 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. Serves as back up Anchor for news programs. Some overtime and travel may be required.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Title: WFSU Membership Campaign Officer
Job ID: 48543
Posted Date: 2021-02-25
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: ADVANC
Department: WFSU Membership
This position is within the Membership department at WFSU TV/FM
This position reports directly to the WFSU Membership Manager and is responsible for managing fundraising campaigns in the WFSU membership department.
Creates annual plan for membership campaigns to create integrated fundraising strategies with an emphasis on sustainers. Combines efforts from direct mail, monthly renewals, and pledge drives into cohesive campaigns with unified messaging. Enhances the campaigns with additional messaging across mail and electronic platforms. Tracks campaign progress and evaluates outcomes to develop strategies for improvement.
Plans, organizes and implements pledge drives. Coordinates volunteer activities, and develops the staffing plan for the on-air volunteers. Develops and produces on-air scripts and trains the on-air volunteer announcers in speaking and message delivery. Is prepared to go on-air to deliver pledge drive messaging whenever necessary. Coordinates premium, and program information for FM and TV pledge drives and produces industry reports for each drive.
Manages member correspondence and benefits including monthly renewals, twice-weekly thank yous, premium distribution, and MemberCard inventory and distribution. Investigates, recommends, and implements changes regarding current and lapsed members. Manages inventory of print supplies and premiums.
Develops opportunities to enhance sustainer engagement. Develops fundraising strategies for TV pledge drive sustainers. Coordinates on-air and electronic messaging to support existing pledge programs as well as alternative fundraising opportunities.
Manages monthly processes for the department. Generates reports to analyze membership data trends. Analyzes data to recommend and implement strategies to maximize fundraising efforts.
Coordinates electronic communications for WFSU Membership. Develops content and produces weekly e-newsletter. Develops social media engagement opportunities to enhance fundraising results. Designs and implements WFSU.org donation webpages including special pledge related pages.
Works with membership team to plan, promote, and execute membership department events. Manages facilities, catering arrangements, and event activities. Assists with other development events as needed.
Serves as backup to other Membership Department employees. Other duties as assigned by management.
Bachelor's degree and four years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and eight years of experience related to the duties of this position.
(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)
Experience documenting information in a non-profit or customer database program.
Ability to establish and maintain alumni and donor relations.
Experience with donation collection/handing monetary transactions.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Experience with applicable computer software and operating systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
*** In order to be considered for this position you must attach a resume and cover letter***
Job Title: WFSU SOC - Broadcast Engineer
Job ID: 48603
Posted Date: 2021-03-16
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Satellite Operations
This position is within the Satellite Operations Center at WFSU Public Media TV and Radio.
Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the state leased transponder operation located at WFSU. Performs satellite uplinks/downlinks for various entities.
Maintain 24/7 satellite uplink/downlink for the Florida Channel including source and return processing and monitoring, troubleshooting, and redundancy testing.
Perform 24/7 various public and private entity satellite uplink/downlinks including Emergency Operations and the Florida lottery.
Perform weekly uplink/downlinks for regional PBS content on PBS satellite transponders.
Insure maintenance of all associated satellite uplink/downlink gear and the various source and transmission paths, including WFSU/FM NPR C-Band uplinks. Maintain all IP LANS associated with satellite operations and State of Florida backup satellite uplink facility in Tampa.
Control and monitor 24/7 all access to Satellite transponder SES2 Ku band, Transponder 18 (36 MHz) which include 8 slots for third party lease, and keep accurate logs of all access and clearance times of these slots.
High school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience related to the duties of this position.
(Note: or a combination of post high school education or vocational training equal to four years.)
Ability to interpret complex written specifications and conditions.
Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment, and materials used in broadcast engineering.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Job Title: Application Developer/Designer
Job ID: 48561
Posted Date: 2021-04-13
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: TECH
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media
Florida Center for Interactive Media
Testing and evaluating interface designs, identifying usability issues including 508 compliance, and implement revisions.
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 related to the duties of this position.
(Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years)
Experience utilizing and developing standard programming languages, concepts, practices, and gathering data, analysis, and testing methodologies and techniques.
Experience with current media technology, trends, and web design and development.
Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment and meet project deadlines.