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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Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Reports to: President and CEO

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant:

  • Provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President.
  • Serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.
  • Must be creative and enjoy working within an entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • Will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Executive Support:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President and CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is oftentimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role; creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO’s time and office.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members, donors, and others, on matters related to CEO’s programmatic initiatives.
  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the President, some of which may have organizational impact.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the company.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; can be substituted with years of experience at C-Level.
  • Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms.

Addendum:

Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the President’s administrative liaison to two boards of directors.
  • Provides meal planning as needed.
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.
  • Adheres to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and board committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.

Senior Management Liaison

  • Participates as an adjunct member of Senior Leadership including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings.
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of Senior Leadership.

Communications, Partnerships, and Outreach

  • Ensures, in coordination with Communications, the President’s bio is kept updated and requests for materials regarding the President and the organization in general are responded to.
  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stake holders.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Works with the Strategic Initiatives team in coordinating the President’s outreach activities.
  • Follows up on contacts made by the President and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships.
  • Edits all, and creates acknowledgement letters from the President to donors.

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


Marketing Assistant – Full Time

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Provide support for the Marketing Department (VP and three Sales Executives) as they generate revenue to help sustain the quality programs broadcast on WEDU by creating, writing and maintaining sales/marketing research materials, databases, contracts and broadcast calendars. The position requires strong organization skills, a creative background, as well as writing, and administrative proficiency as outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and write copy for marketing materials, i.e. media kits, brochures, one-sheets, etc. using basic industry standard programs and applications, layout and design standards, and ongoing maintenance of the above.
  • Design print ads for clients; assist with script writing for on air spots.
  • Enter and update sponsor account information in database system.
  • Maintain records and files of departmental sales orders; route all broadcast and print contracts.
  • Print and verify broadcast flight schedules and affidavits upon request.
  • Assist VP and three sales executives with various administrative functions: copying, mail, filing, meetings, etc.
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
  • Check Broadcast discrepancy reports daily; advise team of issues.
  • Run Media Audit research reports upon request.
  • Assist in coordination and execution of marketing department community engagement outreach events.
  • Prepare and format in-house reports using established data gathering techniques and tracking procedures.
  • Incorporate diversity in all materials in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Oversee department interns and/or volunteers.
  • Order departmental office supplies.
  • Maintain excellent internal and external communications, both verbally and in writing.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year’s creative writing and computer design experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Design including In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment or individually with minimal supervision.

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 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

  • 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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