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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Marketing Assistant – Full Time

Objective:

Provide support for the Marketing Department (VP and two Sales Executives) as they generate revenue to help sustain the quality programs broadcast on WEDU by creating, writing and maintaining sales/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.

Reports To:

VP of Marketing

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and write copy for marketing materials, i.e. media kits, brochures, one-sheets, etc. using basic graphic design terminology, 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 two sales executives with various administrative functions: copying, mail, filing, meetings, etc.
  • Check discrepancy reports daily; advise team of issues.
  • Run Media Audit research reports upon request.
  • Assist in coordination and execution of marketing department 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.
  • Create and implement social media marketing campaigns to client.

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 programs including In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

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


Maintenance Engineer

Objective:

To effectively perform repairs and preventative maintenance on all broadcast and related equipment installations at WEDU and related technical support.

Reports To:

VP of Engineering

DUTIES:

  • Effective repair and installation of engineering equipment, including equipment needed for special productions.
  • Effective preventive and routine maintenance on engineering equipment.
  • Work closely with IT Manager to ensure proper installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of all IT and Broadcast equipment.
  • Effective decision-making, when applicable, in accordance with engineering practices and procedures.
  • Independent continuing education to remain current in this high technology field.
  • Performs any required installation of equipment.
  • Maintains all reports and logs as required by WEDU and the FCC.
  • Assists the Vice President of Broadcasting in the selection and procurement of new equipment and long range planning for file-based infrastructure.
  • Performs functions related to Fiber Uplinks including operations and scheduling.
  • Maintain excellent internal and external communications, both verbally and in writing.
  • Arrives at work station, ready for work, at the specified time.
  • Adheres to the safety and security regulations of the station.
  • Performs any other duties of an incidental nature as assigned.

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.

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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