Current Employment Opportunities
WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome. Drug Test and Background check required.
Safety & Security: Employees are required to maintain compliance with WEDU’s safety, security, drug free and confidentiality programs to secure a safe working environment and protect the company’s intellectual property.
Programming Traffic Manager
Objective: Utilize the ProTrack traffic software system to effectively coordinate the placement of programming, underwriting and interstitial materials into the daily schedules of WEDU’s multiple broadcast channels. Serve as the primary programming traffic liaison between WEDU and the joint master control service for WEDU. Effectively manage the building of WEDU station breaks in accordance with station goals, while maintaining the database of all WEDU programming, underwriting and interstitial content.
Reports To: Vice President Of Content
- Effectively coordinate and manage all Underwriting Spots for WEDU broadcast channels.
- Oversight and supervision of all traffic functions in coordination with the joint master control service (Broadcast Operations Center – BOC).
- Effectively maintain the WEDU program database, including maintaining programming rights information and the scheduling the recording of WEDU local pledge content.
- Effectively maintain the WEDU interstitial spots database, including coordinating the monthly priorities of on-air messaging with WEDU managers.
- Serve as the primary WEDU point of contact for the BOC Traffic and Master Control, managing the reconciliation of all discrepancies and make-goods.
- Proactively alert all WEDU staff and programming guide services of program schedule changes.
- Effectively train and coordinate WEDU staff in the use of ProTrack TV software to direct their use of the system for individual department needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the ProTrack broadcast traffic system and two or more years of experience at a PBS television station as a Traffic professional.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Familiarity with broadcast traffic software systems; preferably ProTrack
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Excellent personal and written communication
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks
- Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
This position is Full Time.
Closing Date: Until filled
Qualified-only applicants should send resume and cover letter: by e-mail to [email protected] OR fax to Human Resources, WEDU, at 813/253-0826 (not both).
PBS member station WEDU, seeks experienced Producers for field and studio productions for short form, long form, documentary and series video content for WEDU.
Ideal candidates are organized self-starters who will be responsible for producing WEDU projects, including locally, regionally and/or nationally presented content.
Duties would involve generating content ideas, producing project elements from concept through post-production including writing and coordinating all elements necessary to successfully complete contracted projects on time and within budget.
Potential assignments might include: local programming projects – studio or field based programming, documentaries, special content projects, program segments and/or promotional messages for broadcast or alternate distribution.
Candidates should have a proven history of being a Producer for successful program production. A working knowledge of public television would be a plus. Producers should be capable of handling multiple project demands simultaneously, be able to work independently, and must manage their work hours to complete all projects by deadline. Technical abilities in shooting video and editing would be preferred.
Projects could be of varying duration and scope, and may allow for full-time or part-time employment, or independent contracting based on those parameters.
Application Process: Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to [email protected].
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Volunteering or interning at WEDU can be a rewarding and challenging experience. As a nonprofit organization, WEDU must rely on volunteer and intern support to fulfill our mission. As a business enterprise, our organization requires volunteers and interns who are willing to make a commitment of time and energy – similar to a paid position. Although we are on the air around the clock, our administrative operations are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The volunteer or intern needs of the organization range from clerical help to public speaking. Our volunteers and interns must be dependable, reliable and willing to perform their duties on a fixed schedule. The amount of time committed would be determined by the individual. Once established, the expectation would be that the person could be reliable and able to perform assignments on a regular basis.
Volunteer or internship assignments can vary throughout the year as well as within departments. Examples include acting as an usher for a community forum, helping with a specific event, committing 20 hours a week to writing copy for the Communications Department, or doing research for a project.
Due to the nature of our enterprise and our continuously evolving industry, we have to be highly selective in designating volunteer or internship assignments. For that reason we urge you to fill out the coordinating form for the specific area you are interested in.
We want your experience to be as rich and fulfilling for you as it is productive for WEDU. By volunteering, you can show your support while learning more about WEDU, your community-owned PBS station and public media source serving West Central Florida. By interning, you can learn firsthand the functions of positions in your area of interest, and gain valuable knowledge of the workplace.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every request. Should the skills and qualifications match an opportunity, a staff member will contact the applicant.
Internship vs. Volunteering: WEDU offers internship opportunities to students enrolled in an accredited college or university or recent graduates. We prefer that students seek class credits for the internship, although it is not required. Internship opportunities may be from six weeks to multiple semesters, preferably two to three days per week. Internships and volunteer positions are unpaid.