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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: Assistant Web Developer (Part-Time OPS) - WFSU
Job ID: 53792
Posted Date: 2022-12-13
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Content

Job Description:

WFSU is the public broadcasting organization serving Tallahassee, Panama City, and Thomasville.  A division of Florida State University, WFSU operates television, FM radio, and webcasting services from facilities in southwest Tallahassee.  Additionally, WFSU produces The Florida Channel, a statewide program service covering Florida's government in action.

Responsibilities

WFSU is seeking candidates with a broad range of knowledge of digital technologies and a keen interest in multimedia. This is temporary employment (part-time, about 20 hours/week) to meet the online needs of departments across the organization.  A successful candidate will be expected to work with the Director of Digital Services to create dynamic web pages using PHP and MYSQL databases; produce measurable results from assigned tasks; troubleshoot/research when necessary; and complete projects within assigned deadlines. It is preferred that a successful candidate has a familiarity with HTML and UNIX-based servers, as well as JSON, Python and XML.

Some webpage content editing duties will also be assigned.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and intermediate knowledge in PHP/MYSQL, (Non-Complex) Database Design or the ability to transfer knowledge from experience in other programming languages.

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Job Title: Education Specialist (OPS)(Part-time)
Job ID: 51514
Posted Date: 2022-04-10
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Education Services

Job Description:

WFSU- Education Services

WFSU is the public broadcasting organization serving Tallahassee, Panama City, and Thomasville. A division of Florida State University, WFSU operates television, FM radio, and webcasting services from facilities in southwest Tallahassee. Additionally, WFSU produces The Florida Channel, a statewide program service covering Florida's government in action.

Responsibilities

Summary:

WFSU Public Media’s Education and Engagement Team seeks an energetic and experienced educator with experience in:

  • making learning fun,
  • using media in learning experiences, and has skills, knowledge and positive attitude for teaching PreK – 3rd grade level audiences as well as their caregivers and teachers.

The ideal candidate has experience working with children in a formal or informal setting, works independently and responsibly, takes initiative, works well within a team, and can enthusiastically create an exciting, engaging, and welcoming learning environment for our community. Ability to channel the spirit of Mister Rogers and Sesame Street Neighbors is a huge plus!

Primary Duties:

  • Assists with planning, implementing, and leading hands-on education programs using WFSU and PBS KIDS materials at schools, after school programs, camps, special events, and via virtual platforms as part of the education team. Works with Education Coordinator to schedule out programs and collaborate with community partners. Assists with leading and organizing volunteers and OPS staff at programs as needed.
  • Supports program and event material preparation, assembling bags, set-up, tear-down, and clean-up. Maintains all materials for events, programs, technology tools and books are prepared, organized, and available for all education and engagement activities. This includes the ability to drive and drop-off materials and/or prepare them for mailing.
  • Works adaptively with a variety of ages, abilities, and audiences, including PreK–3rd grade-aged students, families, educators, and parents.
  • Attends staff meetings, webinars, trainings, makes and answers phone calls and emails, makes copies, and maintains calendar and files.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assists Education department with grant reporting and budget tracking. Helps to implement program evaluation surveys and collects data and feedback for grant reports. Compile data for use in monthly and annual reports required by CPB and other funding organizations as assigned. Includes documenting with video, photographs, and keeping track of anecdotal information to support our work.
  • Acts in ways that reflect favorably on WFSU Public Media and maintains professional standards in the quality of performance and demonstration of concern for WFSU Public Media’s programs and facilities. Adheres to FSU employee guidelines and other organizational policies.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, communications, elementary education, science education, math education, English education, or related field.

  • At least two (2) years of experience leading educational programming
  • Ability to teach varying skill levels and age groups – especially Prek-3 rd grade.
  • Works effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented setting.
  • Adept in conducting and participating in virtual settings and is proficient in using and creating social media, spoken, written and non-verbal communications.
  • Must be willing and available to travel to surrounding communities and work occasional weekends and evening hours.
  • Public Media is dedicated to serving all communities. We are mindful that as a part of public media, especially a department that interacts with so many precious groups of our community, that we respect and support everyone! Must work effectively with a diverse community without regard to gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, race, age, etc.
  • Ability to pass a Level II background check and Leon County Schools security clearance

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Job Title: Sr. Reporter, (2 Vacancies) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52735
Posted Date: 2022-08-05
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
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 streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at the floridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will cover news events and other programming elements statewide. You will partner with our team of videographers, graphic artists and editors to deliver in-depth reporting for television and on the web.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a Senior Reporter for Capitol Update/News Brief, Producer/Reporter for Florida Crossroads and other TFC Programming. Responsible for leading the production of story development for daily and weekly programs, gathering and analyzing information about newsworthy events, and assisting in proofreading content. 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.
  • Contributes to regularly occurring interstitial program segments and other programming formats. Establishes and maintains professional contacts with key Communications Directors in various agencies and departments. Adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production.
  • Provides production and administrative support, including but not limited to communicating the status of video elements among the production team including producers and editors; running teleprompter for various programs; assisting front desk personnel with timely submission of requested/required information; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related area and a minimum of three years reporting in a professional newsroom environment.
  • Strong writing and research skills and proven experience writing news scripts on daily deadlines.
  • 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 judgement and the ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts with limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail; effective time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team on tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and 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.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain license upon hire.

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Job Title: Camera Operator Pool (OPS), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel (Multiple Openings)
Job ID: 53242
Posted Date: 2022-12-01
Close Date: 2023-02-01
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 streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

This position will serve as a robotics camera director for legislative committee weeks and session coverage. Duties include operation of robotic television equipment, studio camera operation and other production duties as assigned.
Other support duties as assigned.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience to include a minimum of one year experience in professional production environment as a camera operator.

Essential knowledge and skills include running a studio camera.

Experience operating robotic cameras a plus.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong attention to detail; good organizational skills; computer literacy.

Ability to multi-task and in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.

All who apply must be able to work a flexible schedule.

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Job Title: Media Coordinator/Librarian (OPS), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 53243
Posted Date: 2022-11-30
Close Date: 2023-02-01
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 streaming of as many as fourteen simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

This position will serve as media coordinator/librarian for legislative committee weeks and session coverage. Duties include scheduling, labeling, editing and archiving event recordings, monitoring audio and video signal quality, making DVDs and operating back-up tape machines. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalency and two years of appropriate experience.

Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team; possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; be computer literate, detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced broadcast environment.

All who apply must be able to work a flexible schedule.

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Job Title: Videographer, (#61447) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 53386
Posted Date: 2022-10-19
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

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 streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are also available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

Serves as Videographer for the Florida Channel programming. Responsibilities include but are not limited to statewide travel to cover news events and documentaries.

Communicates frequently and directly with the immediate Supervisor, Executive Director, Newsroom staff and other Team Leaders.

Serves as Remote Live shots technician, sending stories and video b-roll back to the Florida Channel via Live U unit.

Adheres to policies and procedures established for submitting paperwork and supporting documents. Maintains administrative records to include, but not be limited to, travel and purchasing.

Serves as editor for The Florida Channel. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with staff to gather raw footage (video and/or audio), assembling footage in a tapeless environment using non-linear equipment for a finished product for TFC programming and transferring to the appropriate format for viewing. Adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production, along with procedures and principles established by TFC for legislative and public affairs program production; maintains records and archives program material (b-roll library, etc.) related techniques/formats unique to TFC.

Provides production assistance for remote events production. Serves as director (production personnel) for committee meetings, legislative session and other meetings and events as assigned. Serves as a member of the studio crew.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and a minimum of three years of appropriate experience. (Note: Vocational/technical training and a minimum of three years of appropriate experience.)

Extensive, demonstrated knowledge operating related equipment and software used for field and studio production including: cameras, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, digital and analog switchers/boards, and the use of robotic cameras and controls, as well as the ability to edit raw video.

Experience editing raw video using linear and non-linear equipment for professional broadcast.

Must be computer literate, creative and an independent worker with good organizational and communication skills.

Ability to work on deadline, remain calm in demanding situations and work as a team member in close proximity to others, as well as ability to travel and work overtime, as assigned.

Ability to meet the physical demands of this position to include lifting/moving up to 50 lbs.

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

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Job Title: Associate Producer/Reporter, WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 53240
Posted Date: 2022-10-04
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

With offices and a 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 streaming of as many as (14) simultaneous events and archived content are available online at thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

Serves as Associate Producer for Capitol Update and other daily and weekly news programs - duties include but are not limited to assisting Assignment Manager, News Director, and Sr. Producer in researching stories, overseeing rundowns, incorporating visual elements such as full-screen graphics, reviewing information for content and accuracy and effectively timing live newscasts. Demonstrates good organization and communication skills to carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Serves as Reporter for Capitol Update and other TFC programming - duties include but are not limited to being proactive in researching, developing, and following thru with ideas, writing clear and concise scripts on deadline, interviewing individuals in a professional manner, and compiling information for graphics or other visual elements used to effectively complete a program or program segment.

Maintains records and archives program materials (scripts, video, research). Transcribes recordings and develops documentation related to program production and/or broadcast techniques/formats unique to TFC; adheres to and implements generally accepted creative and technical principles of broadcast production, along with procedures and principles established by TFC for legislative and public affairs program production.

Provides production and administrative support, including but not limited to running teleprompter for various programs and assisting front desk personnel. Some travel is required, and the ability to work a flexible schedule as needed—other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related area and one year of appropriate experience in a professional broadcast environment. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

  • Ability to travel as required and work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and evenings.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Experience writing scripts on deadline.
  • The ability to think creatively and carry out specific program concepts after receiving general guidance - but with limited supervision.
  • On-camera experience in a professional newsroom environment.
  • 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 the ability to deal with fast-changing situations are necessary, often in public.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain a license at time of hire.

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Job Title: Media Specialist
Job ID: 54064
Posted Date: 2023-01-23
Close Date: 2023-02-07
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU TV

Job Description:

WFSU Public Media will soon be launching American Graduate: Jobs Explained, a digital content initiative that will leverage public media’s unique local/national infrastructure to expose high school students in our area to tools and resources that will help them discover well-paying, in-demand careers, and industries which may not require traditional educational pathways.

Jobs Explained goals are to:

  • Expose teens to in-demand careers and industries identified by the US and State Departments of Labor that provide opportunities for advancement, training, and a livable wage
  • Reach teens on the social media platforms where they most frequently consume content, including TikTok & Instagram Reels
  • Support the community by addressing local employment needs, with public media stations working as trusted conveners, storytellers, and leaders
  • Enhance existing workforce development initiatives and build on the success of previous public media workforce development initiatives;
  • Empower public media stations to embrace new production models and digital platforms to create content for, with, and by youth
  • Create sustained impact and transformation by connecting students, employers, and workforce development programs

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the project team to coordinate the development, production, and delivery of TikTok/Reels content supporting the overall goals and objectives of the initiative. The candidate will work closely with content, digital, and education leadership.
  • Establishes project-based relationships with local high schools and programs for teens, including working closely with community partners.
  • Produces or manages production of at least 3 TikTok/Reels videos each week that adhere to project templates and appeals to youth audiences
  • Creates content for social video-forward platforms
  • Creates, maintains, and consistently uploads content to the station’s project-dedicated TikTok channel and Instagram page
  • Identifies emerging trends, opportunities, and influential content creators on TikTok/Instagram focused on careers, jobs, and pathways to employment
  • Attends weekly meetings with partner station Social Video Specialists to share successes, best practices, and advice
  • Provides internal updates on performance metrics and assists in drafting regular updates and reports for project funder.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years working in digital video production or social media content creation; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six years of experience in the same areas.
(Note: a combination of post-high school education and experience equal to six years in the same areas.)

  • Experience publishing on with social media platforms (Instagram Reels, TikTok, YouTube Shorts, etc.)
  • Ability to stay current with fast-changing social media trends.
  • Are you a creative thinker who can look at current platform trends and find innovative ways to tell a story in a digital video.
  • Ability to provide samples or a portfolio of created social media video content.
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels within an organization.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Google Analytics, and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong understanding of digital metrics and working with key performance indicators.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and special events as necessary.

Department

WFSU-TV

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Job Title: Content Producer
Job ID: 51051
Posted Date: 2022-08-01
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Local Production

Job Description:

WFSU-TV

WFSU

Responsibilities

This position will serve to produce audio/video segments for various venues, including radio, television, and web, and to meet requirements for local programming, corporate communications, and public awareness.

-Produce, edit, and distribute original content for Local Routes and other local productions for distribution on multimedia platforms, including broadcast, digital, and social.

-Targets content for specific multimedia platform requirements including video, audio, photographic, and written elements.

-Creates videos for other departments and projects as needed.

-Oversees assigned productions/projects/edits for broadcast and digital.

-Coordinates with external clients on projects to develop audio and video materials that support goals and objectives.

-Works with studio crew as Technical Director or Director (or other positions as needed) for studio and field productions.

-Will operate and/or direct television production equipment to include cameras (studio and field), edit systems (nonlinear and linear), media storage devices (servers, VTRs), audio systems, lighting instruments and other associated tools.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, New Media or a related-field and two years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of audio and video production equipment.
  • Ability to produce field, digital, and studio productions.
  • Experience with the following: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Media Encoder.
  • Ability to write articles, shoot videos and photos, and host.
  • Ability to navigate web and multimedia platforms easily.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain one.

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Job Title: Development Coordinator, WFSU Public Media
Job ID: 52949
Posted Date: 2023-01-18
Close Date: 2023-02-01
Job Family: ADVANC
Department: WFSU Membership

Job Description:

WFSU Public Media

Responsibilities

  • Process payments from various sources and keep accurate and timely records of all payments processed. Follow proper cash handling procedures.
  • Manage processes for membership and development including payment reminder notices, coordinating agreements, and invoices.
  • Assist the Major Gift officer with donor activities including gift acknowledgement letters for portfolio managed donors, and materials used in donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Manage communication with members and help resolve issues with Passport, our online video streaming service. Donor and viewer communication includes phone calls, emails, letters, texts, and in person meetings.
  • Manage volunteers and activities for the radio pledge drives and development events. Coordinate training and support for volunteers.
  • This position supports the fundraising department at WFSU by managing correspondence, processing payments, assisting in research to enhance the donor base, and event planning and execution.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six years of experience in same.

(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.)

  • Experience demonstrating effective customer service.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail oriented environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and able to learn new applicable computer applications.
  • Ability to learn emerging technologies.

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Job Title: Web Application Developer/Designer
Job ID: 54091
Posted Date: 2023-01-25
Close Date: 2023-02-01
Job Family: TECH
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media

Job Description:

FL Center for Instructional Designer

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalency and six years of experience.

(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years )

  • Knowledge of standard programming languages, concepts, practices, and procedures within the technology field.
  • Ability to interface business applications with other systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer software and operating systems.
  • Ability to develop native iOS and Android applications.
  • Knowledge of current media technology and trends.

Responsibilities

Design, develop, deploy, and maintain application systems on native iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and WebGL platforms. Perform
functions including C# and .NET programming, native application design, and other technical requirements.

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