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Thank you for your interest in employment at WFSU Public Media. WFSU Public Media is a PBS and NPR member station whose licenses are held by Florida State University.

About WFSU Public Media's Mission

The mission of WFSU Public Media is to enrich lives and cultivate diverse perspectives by connecting our community through media content and services that inform, educate, and entertain. We work together in a cross-media-platform and integrated environment to accomplish this mission. Read more about us.

WFSU Public Media is the parent organization for both The Florida Channel and The Florida Center for Interactive Media. You will also find listing for these organizations below. Although the leadership of these organizations communicate regularly, projects are usually organization dependent as the goals of each organization varies.

Benefits

The State of Florida university system offers robust benefits package options for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement programs, vacation and sick time, and more. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, or pregnancy. WFSU Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More information can be found on our public files page.

Internships

At times, paid internship opportunities will be available. If such an opportunity exists, it will be listed in the Current Openings section below. For non-paid internships (such as journalism internships in our news room) and volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteering page or email us at mail@wfsu.org with specific questions.

 

Application Instructions

Job opportunities are posted here when they become available. Each posting lists the qualifications and procedures for application and a deadline for submissions. Job applications must be officially submitted through the Florida State University job portal. Searching for the posted job number or clicking on the links provided on each open position will help you find the right place to apply. There are two systems/URLs available, one for current employees of Florida State University and one for those not currently employed by the university. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Note: We only accept applications/resumes for specific open positions. We do not accept or retain general applications/resumes for employment.


Current Openings

Job Title: Production Technician (80204) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 55688
Posted Date: 2023-08-02
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

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Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment. (Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment.)

Ability to travel as required and work a set assigned schedule M-F year-round as well as be flexible as required - hours will vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings work.

Demonstrated knowledge, and experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; including cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer-assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment, etc.

Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.

Ability to work as part of a team in close proximity to others.

Ability to meet the physical demands of the position to include, but not be limited to sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.

Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

Department

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.  https://thefloridachannel.org

Responsibilities

Serves as part of TFC Interstitial Programming and Promotions Unit under the supervision of the TFC Supervisor of Interstitial Programming; travels to various locations around the state to conduct interviews, shoot B-roll, log, write, and edit stories related to TFC programming; responsibilities primarily include videography and editing duties for the unit as well as backup videographer for news production; willing to travel, works on deadline, under minimal supervision and with a team in the delivery of programming which serves the mission of TFC; Communicates extensively and proactively with supervisor, team and other TFC staff to understand needs and create the best possible product. Team member is responsible for communicating with Supervisor regularly about training needs, if any, coordinating with a respective trainer(s), and giving status updates on tasks.

Serves as robotics camera director: responsible for the operation of robotic cameras, switching appropriate shots for air, coordinating with MCR/feeds, and maintaining a professional on-air look during those productions; In addition, also serves in various daily production roles, each requiring proactivity and minimal supervision, such as but not limited to: show director, technical/switcher director, audio operator, floor director and teleprompter operator which are necessary to meet organizational needs. In-studio duties also include studio camera operation, set changeover, studio microphone use, studio lighting operations, and other equipment for various productions. Additional responsibilities include knowledge and operation of various equipment required to perform each task.

Serves as a backup Remote Events Crew member on dispatched shoots with duties including equipment setup, camera operation, and equipment breakdown as part of The Florida Channel’s efforts of television coverage of various state government meetings throughout Florida. Travel is part of the job. Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to the timely submission of travel documentation, travel, and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc.

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Job Title: News Assignments Manager & Lead Producer (55847) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 55847
Posted Date: 2023-09-19
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Department

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government.  Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians.  The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet at https://thefloridachannel.org

Responsibilities

Serves as Lead Producer for Capitol Update/News Brief. Duties include but are not limited to: Assisting in researching and assigning stories, overseeing rundowns, and reviewing information for content and accuracy. Coordinates with other departments in the timely delivery of TFC programs. Demonstrates good organization and communication skills to carry out assignments with limited supervision. Able to think creatively and work in a team environment. Able to make independent, sound news decisions during live productions to include, exclude or modify information presented. Able to accurately time shows and respond quickly to issues that may arise in live production. Able to monitor daily progress of each team member to keep production on deadline and offer assistance as needed. Works with Executive Director and Producers (as needed) to establish and implement best practices related to Rundown Approval Process and Script Approval Guidelines in order to assure agreement on format, content, structure and flow of programming.

Serves as Assignments Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: conducts regular assignment/program meetings for CU and NB in accordance with established practices; monitors relevant news sources daily according to established needs and best practices; demonstrates good organization and communication skills to delegate and carry out assignments with limited supervision; Serves as backup to News Manager.

Communicates frequently and proactively with Executive Director, News Manager and other Team Members about event coverage, program content and related issues/concerns. Adheres to related timelines in order to assure all standards, needs and deadlines are met.

Serves as a Senior Reporter for Capitol Update/News Brief, Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads and other TFC Programming. Duties include but are not limited to: Being proactive in originating, researching, developing, and following through with ideas; writing clear and concise scripts on deadline; interviewing individuals (for on-air or background use) in a professional, independent manner; performing live shots, set shots, and standups; compiling information for graphics or other visual elements used to creatively and effectively complete a program or program segment. Ability to utilize social media and other news gathering techniques to focus on initial development and ongoing contact with lawmakers, staff, policymakers and other key sources critical to newsgathering. Required to follow established guidelines and policy while striving to maintain TFC's integrity and reputation. Travel is required and the ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed. Adheres to related timelines in order to assure all standards, needs and deadlines are met. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related area.
Experience reporting and/or producing in a professional news environment.
Strong interviewing skills and ability to combine sound & visual elements.
Ability to accurately process complex issues & create concise stories in a timely manner.
Excellent news judgment and the ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts with limited supervision.
Ability to organize and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly assignments lists and plan for future coverage events.
Experience writing scripts on deadline.
Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.
Ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.
On-camera experience in a professional newsroom environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary, often in public.
Ability to contribute relevant ideas that result in content.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel as needed - may include weekends and evenings.
A valid Florida or Georgia driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license prior to hire.

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Job Title: Associate Producer (OPS) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 56403
Posted Date: 2023-10-27
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and studio located on the 9th floor of the state Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL, The Florida Channel (TFC) produces programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court. TFC programming is carried by PBS stations throughout Florida as one of their digital sub-channels and delivered statewide by satellite to other program distributors. Live streamed events and archived content are also available online at https://TheFloridaChannel.org.

Responsibilities

Researches information to be used in programs and program segments; compiles information for graphics or other visual elements included in a program or program segment; selects bites and video for packages; logs tapes and meetings; covers events as well as assists the producer with numerous duties required to produce Capitol Update.

Provides production and administrative support such as running teleprompter for programs and answering phones/making calls.

Serves as Grip for production crews working on segments for Capitol Update, Florida Crossroads and TFC: helps with set up and pack up of equipment; helps reporters gather information needed to conduct interviews.

Writes news reports. Serves as backup producer for News Brief and Capitol Update.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience related to the duties of the position; or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years in the same.

Strong writing and research skills.

Experience writing on deadline.

The ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts after receiving general guidance - but with limited supervision.

Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.

The ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with fast-changing situations.

A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

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Job Title: Grants Specialist
Job ID: 57984
Posted Date: 2024-06-17
Close Date: 2024-06-25
Job Family: BUDGET
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media

Job Description:

Florida Center for Interactive Media

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree and one year of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and five years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

Responsibilities

  • Conducts and/or reviews research and needs assessments related to various issues impacting safer and healthier learning environments in school communities through the implementation of programs to support safe and healthy students under section 4108 of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).
  • Composes, revises, and advises FDOE (Florida Department of Education) leadership on technical assistance papers, reports, correspondence, website content, applications, surveys and other resources pertaining to Bureau programs.
  • Provides technical assistance including collecting and disseminating FDOE priority information, to district coordinators and other applicable constituents on SCG (Stronger Connections Grant) related practices in statutes, rules, or policies, and related issues/topics as appropriate. Conducts training and provides professional learning sessions, as needed.
  • Collaborates with individuals within and outside of the department with expertise pertinent to the proposed projects related to the SCG program ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Ensures that statutes, rules, and other terms are enforced. Communicates effectively with state and district education administrators, analyzes data on SCG program, and maintains accurate records.
  • Plans, assists in coordinating, and formulates content for conferences, workshops, webinars, and meetings. Represents the FDOE and the Bureau at national, regional, state, and local committee meetings, conferences, and professional activities.

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