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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Accounting Specialist

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

Duties:

  1. Prepare cash disbursements, process and maintain accounts payable records and files. Prepare 1099 forms at year-end for appropriate vendors.
  2. Prepare customer invoices and billings for underwriting. Work closely with underwriting staff and traffic mgr. to ensure billing is accurate. Process and maintain accounts receivable records and files.
  3. Prepare billing of tower rentals and track monthly payments.
  4. Prepare production paperwork and customer invoices for uplinks and studio rentals.
  5. Track and reconcile underwriting agreements and payments for billing and for commissions.
  6. Make phone calls and work with underwriting staff to collect outstanding accounts receivable.
  7. Work with underwriting staff to collect Inkind Letter documentation as required by CPB for AFR.
  8. Perform daily check deposits, credit card deposits and customer account updates, and post into general ledger.
  9. Open and distribute incoming mail and process outgoing U.S. mail for the organization.
  10. Order and maintain office and printer/copier supplies for organization.
  11. Maintain the records for fixed asset purchases, disposals and depreciation.
  12. Prepare detailed accounting reports as needed.
  13. Prepare assigned portion of the annual budget and assist with periodic budget reviews.
  14. Assist with preparing government compliance reports and filings, including CPB, Census Bureau, IRS form 990, IRS form 990-T, Form 1099, and other IRS returns, Florida returns, local tax filings and reports.
  15. Prepare schedules and reports for external auditors and assist auditors as requested.
  16. Assist with preparing purchase orders for payment of payroll deductions and reconcile to Paycor, as necessary.
  17. Assist with preparing investment reports and processing incoming stock donations, as necessary.
  18. Assist with recording other WEDU financial transactions in the general ledger, as necessary.
  19. Assist with recording membership contributions, fundraising pledges and other membership database transactions on the WEDU general ledger, as necessary.
  20. Perform other duties as requested.

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


Vice President of Communications

Department: Communications
Objective: Develop and manage the overall strategic communications plan, advancing WEDU PBS’s multimedia content in the 14th largest media market. Serve as station creative director, working across departments to ensure coordinated messaging and brand representation in all WEDU’s multimedia platforms.

Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as executive team lead for Communications Department, developing and executing all marketing programs, communications campaigns, publications, corporate messaging, social media, collateral material, and events.
  2. Serves as station creative director, integrating with programming, production, fundraising, marketing and education departments to advance station-wide priorities and ensure coordinated messaging and brand representation.
  3. Contributes exceptional writing skills to a variety of communications vehicles that articulate WEDU’s position, tone, and brand. Responsibilities include writing monthly public facing letters and on-air scripts for CEO, corporate communications, collateral material, program press releases, and various promotional copy.
  4. Serves as the primary point of contact for media and the station spokesperson as warranted. Coordinates, prepares and handles executive management for press and interviews.
  5. Demonstrates strong interpersonal and group speaking skills. Able to report to and interact with WEDU board of directors, foundations and major donors as needed.
  6. Manages Communications team, directing the efforts of graphic designer and public relations associate; collaborates with interactive/web specialist.
  7. Oversees the timely production of all WEDU printed and electronic publications, including monthly Premiere magazine and weekly email newsletters.
  8. Manages station public relations, including:
    • Media list creation, maintenance and distribution.
    • Proactive development of story angles and pitches.
    • Development, circulation, and distribution of press releases/announcements.
    • Development and maintenance of trade/business press.
    • Providing regular media coverage reports and maintaining an archive of press.
  9. Identifies opportunities to create, develop, and execute in-person and virtual special events that raise awareness for the station and its initiatives. Identify fundraising event opportunities.
  10. Prepares and tracks annual budget for Communications Department including local event and program promotion budgets where warranted. Determines necessary adjustments and reviews expenditures with executive team.
  11. Directs media buys and advertising trades as required to promote station content and events.
  12. Collaborates with interactive/web specialist to ensure WEDU’s website and social media platforms reflect the branding, program promotion, and promotional priorities of various departments.
  13. Effectively mentors, trains and supervises Communications Department staff. Recommends hires, evaluates performance, administers progressive discipline if needed, and implements EEO and safety procedures with the department.
  14. Performs any other communications, events and related projects as assigned.

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


Security Officer

Department: Engineering
Reports to: Plant and Security Manager
Job Type: Full Time-hourly
Salary Range: $40,000
Objective: Oversee the safety and well-being of WEDU PBS employees, clients, visitors and property of the station.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the operations and activities in and around WEDU’s facility according to patrol schedule. Conduct periodic checks depending upon conditions in the building, i.e. special event, taping, studio rentals, etc. Monitor the parking lot and walk staff to vehicles with an emphasis on the opening and closing of the facility.
  • Keep the facility secured during the day and secure building when leaving. Set alarm if not relieved by another member of the WEDU PBS staff.
  • Assist with the checking in and out of visitors and staff using appropriate logs. Escort individuals as necessary. Direct the flow of traffic during peak periods.
  • Effective internal and external communications, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adherence to the safety and security policies of the station.
  • 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.
  • Assists Plant and Security Manager in grounds keeping and Facility maintenance.
  • Heads up Safety Committee.

Functional Duties:

  • Ensures the grounds and building are maintained satisfactorily.
  • Is available for weekend and after-hours work to handle extra duties assigned or emergencies.
  • Prepares written reports as needed.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years minimum experience of security.
  • Must be licensed by the State of Florida with a Class D License.
  • High school diploma.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations.
  • The ability to walk/stand for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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


Director of Engineering

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer all engineering functions and requirements for the station. Ensure compliance with FCC, FAA and EPA regulations.
  • 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.
  • Supervise Engineering, IT and facility mechanical areas. Make effective hiring decisions and conduct progressive discipline within division. Administer EEO program within division.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide guidance and advice to other departments on how best to use new digital technology with respect to both broadcasting and internet.
  • Assist in labor negotiations for WEDU/Engineers agreement.
  • Coordinate with all area MSOs and Satellite Systems to insure proper carriage.
  • 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.
  • Keep current on computer technology in order to facilitate station needs.
  • Provide supervision, oversight and backup for Plant and Security manager.
  • Update emergency/disaster plans and policies for WEDU.
  • Maintain effective internal and external communications; maintain excellent customer service relations.
  • 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 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 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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