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We are 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.

Employment Opportunities

Digital Media Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Execute a results-driven digital media strategy.
  2. Develop, design and curate engaging content for web and digital platforms.
  3. Create, edit and maintain written, video and photo content for social media.
  4. Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and audience engagement metrics.
  5. Manage Digital Services Specialist.
  6. Collaborate with content developers.
  7. Attend events and produce live social media content.
  8. Research marketing trends and apply industry best practices.
  9. Develop, grow and retain audience engagement.
  10. Analyze analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and effectiveness; utilize this information to positively affect future outcomes.
  11. Build meaningful connections and encourage community members through dialogue and messaging.
  12. Recognize and foster non-traditional means for content distribution.
  13. Stay up-to-date with changes in all social platforms, digital growth strategies, and explore new ways to maximize effectiveness.
  14. Maintain unified brand voice across all digital platforms.


REQUIREMENTS:

  1. 2 years of experience as a Digital Media Manager or similar role.
  2. BS in Communications, Marketing, New Media, Public Relations or equivalent experience.
  3. Passion for web, social media and proficiency with major social media platforms/social media management tools.
  4. Highly creative team player.
  5. Strong design, copywriting and copy editing skills.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Analytics and Engaging Networks.
  7. Critical thinking, multi-tasking and problem-solving ability.
  8. Excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Maintain compliance with WEDU’s safety, security, drug free and confidentiality programs to ensure a safe working environment and protect the company’s intellectual property.
  10. Perform other duties of an incidental nature as assigned

 

WEDU is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all qualified applicants are welcome.

Application Process: Potential candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history to: jobs@wedu.org, or fax to 813-253-0826.

Broadcast Systems Engineer

We are looking for a well-rounded individual to fill the Broadcast Engineer position here at WEDU. The Broadcast Systems Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering and work with all departments in moving the TV station into the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure that our broadcast signal continues without interruption and complies with FCC regulation.
  2. Plan, manage, train and coordinate with our broadcast technicians as well as all departments as needed.
  3. Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station.
  4. Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station.
  5. Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
  6. Communicates with members of the technical team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues.
  7. Maintain and grow technical and job knowledge.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Maintain comprehensive diagram and notes of electronic equipment, wiring and software.
  10. Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts, including overnights, nights, and holidays as needed.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be skilled in areas of broadcast/IT equipment maintenance.
  2. Attention to detail and commitment to find permanent solutions to issues instead of quick fixes.
  3. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and prioritize accordingly.
  4. Strong PC/MS Office experience, Mac experience a plus.
  5. Experience with fiber connectivity, production equipment including but not limited to: A/V routing, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
  6. Knowledge of Audio/Video over IP a plus, digital transmitters and other broadcast-related equipment.
  7. Organizational skills to maximize the usage of our space and equipment.
  8. Dedication to quality maintenance and willingness to complete the job.
  9. Have a CAN-DO mindset.
  10. Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  1. 3 years of experience in Broadcast or a Technical environment.
  2. Associates Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. FCC General Class License or SBE Certification desired.
  4. A valid driver’s license.

 

WEDU is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all qualified applicants are welcome.

Application Process: Potential candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history to: jobs@wedu.org, or fax to 813-253-0826.

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.

Academic Credit and Deadlines
It is preferred that applicants seek course credit for the internship, although it is not required. Internship opportunities span the academic semester, preferably 8-16 hours per week.

WEDU is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

  • Fall semester due second Friday of June.
  • Spring semester due second Friday of November.
  • Summer semester due second Friday of March.