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.

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Creative Services Specialist

Objective:

To strategically, consistently and creatively design, develop and distribute promotional and marketing materials for the purpose of communicating all station programming and promotional endeavors; create awareness for major station initiatives and events; enhance membership loyalty and build the WEDU PBS brand.

Reports To:

WEDU PBS Vice President of Communications

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the timely production of graphics and visual materials for station promotions, programs, website, events, advertisements, collateral, packaging, promotional products and instructional materials.
  • Responsible for the graphic design, layout design, editorial content, editing, printing and distribution of the monthly Premiere Magazine publication. Craft timely revisions of magazine on an on-going basis to communicate a strong multi-media approach and attitude.
  • Coordinate, secure and produce Premiere Magazine content within established guidelines, time frames and quality standards. Provide press quality design files to professional printers by press deadline. Communicate and coordinate safe data transfer with mailing vendors.
  • Coordinate vendor relationships as it pertains to facilitation of graphic art and visual materials for station promotions, advertisements, programs, events, packaging, and informative/instructional material. Oversee the fulfillment of contract and freelance work.
  • Design, develop and coordinate the placement of all organization promotional materials within established guidelines, budgets, time frames, and quality standards.
  • Design, coordinate and produce all creative and collateral material needs for various station departments thereby supporting a consistent station brand and message.
  • Interface regularly with the station’s Vice President of Communications, Interactive Specialist and Public Relations Coordinator to ensure a consistent and seamless look from broadcast to print thereby supporting a consistent station brand and message.
  • Assist in the coordination of materials and promotion of programming as needed; including but not limited to timely website updates; media releases; community outreach and print advertising.
  • Provide consistent and timely communication to Vice President of Communications on all aspects of media development.
  • Assist in the development of the annual advertising budget; allocate expenses appropriately and maintain expenses as outlined in approved budget for advertising and related expenses. Maintain organized and accurate budgetary information. Process purchase orders on a timely basis; have Vice President of Communications authorize prior to submitting to business office.
  • Exercise artistic and aesthetic judgment in the rendering of all graphic art and visual materials produced for the station.
  • Maintain excellent internal and external communications, both verbally and in writing.
  • Provide written content for Premiere magazine, website and social media outlets, posters, flyers, invitations and other collateral materials.
  • Provide creative support for internal departments to include development of the station media kit and marketing one-sheet templates.
  • Serve as station photographer as needed to preserve station activities for historical and promotional use.
  • Serve as a backup to assist in posting materials to website and social media outlets.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism with both internal and external contacts.
  • Perform other duties of incidental nature as assigned including, but not limited to, assisting with station event related activities, coordinating and fostering a learning experience with departmental and station interns.
  • Ability to manage time and stay on schedule to meet deadlines.
  • 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mastered abilities with design programs to include Adobe CC: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing examples of best professional work.
  • Proficient abilities with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and email and digital platforms such as Mail Chimp, Constant Contact and Word Press.
  • Along with formal education, must have artistic capacity and strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and creativity.

Application Process: Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to [email protected].


Staff Accountant

Objective:

Perform day-to-day financial and business activities of WEDU.

Reports To:

Chief Financial Officer

DUTIES CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Prepare purchase orders, process & enter invoices for cash disbursements, process payments, and maintain accounts payable records and files.
  • Prepare customer invoices/billings and related paperwork & reconciliations, processing and maintaining accounts receivable records and files.
  • Make phone calls to collect outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Track and reconcile underwriting agreements and payments for billing and for commissions.
  • Processing checks and cash receipts for deposit and record in general ledger.
  • Assist with recording WEDU financial transactions in the general ledger.
  • Open and distribute incoming mail and process outgoing U.S. mail for the organization.
  • Order and maintain office and printer/copier supplies for organization.
  • Maintaining the records for fixed asset purchases, disposals and depreciation.
  • Prepare detailed accounting reports as needed.
  • Assist with preparing the annual budgets and with periodic budget reviews.
  • Assist with preparing government compliance reports and filings, including CPB, Census Bureau, IRS Form 990 and other IRS returns, local tax filings and reports.
  • Prepare schedules and reports for external auditors and assist auditors as requested.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Four-year degree in accounting.
  • At least two years’ accounts payable and accounts receivables experience. A combination of experience and college education will be considered.
  • High skill level in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience with Microsoft Dynamics a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to be proactive.

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.

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.

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

 


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