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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.

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Engineering

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Operations
Objective: Supervise Engineering, IT and Plant & Security functions of WEDU.

Responsibilities:

  1. Administer all engineering functions and requirements for the station. Ensure compliance with FCC, FAA and EPA regulations.
  2. Recommend and administer division’s annual budget; plan and recommend station’s capital budget. Provide technical assistance and documentation support for all grant opportunities, including Foundational, Individual, and DOE’s PECO.
  3. Supervise Engineering, IT and facility mechanical areas. Make effective hiring decisions and conduct progressive discipline within division. Administer EEO program within division.
  4. Ensure technical and legal broadcast standards. Ensure transmitter site and tower; comply with local and national regulatory rulings. Maintain current knowledge of management, legal, and technical trends relevant to broadcasting.
  5. Ensure technical and legal broadcast standards. Ensure transmitter site and tower; comply with local and national regulatory rulings. Maintain current knowledge of management, legal, and technical trends relevant to broadcasting.
  6. Plan and carry out strategy to attract tenants for tower/transmitter site. Suggest additional ways to bring revenue to station using new technology, equipment, and resources.
  7. Provide guidance and advice to other departments on how best to use new digital technology with respect to both broadcasting and internet.
  8. Assist in labor negotiations for WEDU/Engineers agreement.
  9. Coordinate with all area MSOs and Satellite Systems to insure proper carriage.
  10. Administer and perform system support functions for all Broadcast, Production, and IT equipment. This includes data communications, system installation and troubleshooting related to Broadcast and IT systems. Assist staff with requests and questions concerning any hardware or software needs. Provide oversight to IT manager related to all things IT.
  11. Keep current on computer technology in order to facilitate station needs.
  12. Provide supervision, oversight and backup for Plant and Security manager.
  13. Update emergency/disaster plans and policies for WEDU.
  14. Maintain effective internal and external communications; maintain excellent customer service relations.
  15. 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.
  16. Perform any other duties as assigned.

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.