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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: 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: Chief Videographer - Job Id 52192 (60399), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52192
Posted Date: 2022-06-20
Close Date: 2022-07-05
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.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in a related area and a minimum of two years of appropriate experience. (Note: Associate degree and minimum of four years of appropriate experience; Vocational/technical training and a minimum of six 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.

Responsibilities

Serves as Chief Videographer for TFC Programming. Statewide travel to cover news events and documentaries as required.

Oversees/directs supervision of videography department, including all scheduling of employees and functions; works directly with engineers, vendors and technical advisors to trouble-shoot and solve issues/problems relevant to production and archiving; supervises all related videography personnel - ensuring that they are adequately trained and cross-trained so that organizational needs and standards are met and resources are efficiently allocated.

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

Acts as Editor for TFC programming, including Florida Crossroads, CU, NB and interstitial programming.

Duties to include working with staff to gather raw footage (video and/or audio), assembling footage 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 (tapes, b-roll library, etc.) related techniques/formats unique to TFC.

Communicates frequently and directly with TFC Production Manager to establish and implement best practices for Videography department; Consults with ED, TFC Production Manager and News Manager(s) about event coverage, production deadlines and program segments according to established procedures.

Acts as Role Model for adherence to established standards, best practices and procedures (including, but not limited to, TFC Code of Conduct) and uses best efforts to ensure those they supervise (USPS and OPS) are in compliance and held accountable.

Serves as production assistant for Remote Event Personnel, director for committee meetings, Legislative sessions and other meetings and events as assigned. Other duties as assigned.

Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but not limited to timely submission of travel documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc. and other duties as assigned. Coordinates maintenance of vehicle and video equipment.

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Job Title: Broadcast Specialist - Job Id 52030 (Videographer, 61439), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52030
Posted Date: 2022-06-20
Close Date: 2022-07-06
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, 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.

Serves as Backup Chief Videographer, duties to include but not be limited to scheduling, troubleshooting and other support responsibilities as needed.

Communicates frequently and directly with the Immediate Supervisor, Executive Director, Newsroom staff and other Team Leaders about scheduling, remote events details, concerns/problems, administrative task, and recommendations to improve and or change.

Serves as editor for The Florida Channel. Duties include but not limited to working with staff to gather raw footage (video and/or audio), assembling footage 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 (tapes, b-roll library, etc.) related techniques/formats unique to TFC.

Serves as production assistant for Remote Event Personnel, director for committee meetings, Legislative sessions and other meetings and events as assigned.

Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but not limited to timely submission of travel documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc. and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and a minimum of four (4) years of appropriate experience. (Note: Vocational/technical training and a minimum of four (4) 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: Videographer - Job Id 52018 (61447), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52018
Posted Date: 2022-06-20
Close Date: 2022-07-05
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 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: Asst Web Systems Coordinator, Job Id 51863 (61498) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 51863
Posted Date: 2022-06-20
Close Date: 2022-07-06
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 thefloridachannel.org.

Responsibilities

Assists in documenting, maintaining and troubleshooting web systems; assists in troubleshooting and resolving issues effecting The Florida Channel apps, website, stand-alone OTT services, video streaming platform, API and the Legislature's Direct Connect service; also assists in generating analytics.

Serves as a secondary contact with the Legislature and State Government offices – corresponds with and provides web service assistance to the Legislature. Also assists in communicating with vendors about issues and feature requests.

Assists in testing and maintaining hardware and software that impacts TFC's web services and communicating changes and updates that could impact those services; assists in monitoring, analyzing and testing performance of web systems and escalating issues to vendors. Assists in supporting web staff by communicating with vendors and clients, providing support for users of TFC's web services, documenting issues and resolutions and providing encoder maintenance and support.          

Keeps up with technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies and software development best practices. Assists in developing and updating flow charts of systems and equipment in the workflow and establishing and monitoring analytics that measure traffic and usage.

Assists in collaborating with Engineering Department on IT/streaming and network matters – including problems and solutions.           

Schedules and encodes live streams; monitors live streams for audio and video quality; edits, tags and publishes encoded content; assists in the management of other content for the web. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and a minimum of three (3) years related work experience. (Note: Vocational/technical training and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience.)

Must be an independent worker with good organizational and communication skills.

Experience writing and editing scripts for web applications.

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

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

 Ability to work a flexible schedule as required of the position.

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Job Title: Web Content Coordinator - Job Id 52207 (61450), WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 52207
Posted Date: 2022-06-22
Close Date: 2022-07-07
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

Responsible for scheduling and encoding live streams; monitors live streams for audio and video quality and stream health; troubleshoots and communicates issues with clarity; demonstrates good judgement and attention to detail when editing and categorizing videos, selecting images, choosing tags and publishing encoded content; suggests additions to web tags based on analytics; demonstrates good organization and communication skills to carry out assignments with limited supervision.         

Monitors closed captions on live streams; generates post-production captions for the web archive; reviews live and post-production captions for various aspects of quality, including synchronicity, accuracy, completion and proper placement, and takes notes on observations; assists in improving closed captioning results and ensuring captioning equipment is working properly.               

Uses editorial judgement to choose appropriate content/images/tags/hashtags and write/correct copy for social media posts; monitors social media feeds and responds to followers when appropriate and according to TFC protocol; adapts to changes in social media platforms.               

Reviews web content regularly for consistency; acts as a back-up to the Feeds department by assisting with routing, recording and monitoring when needed; assists with customer support for website, app and OTT users; assists in corresponding with legislative staff in a timely manner about technical issues, programming questions and requests for web system testing; other duties as assigned.             

Qualifications

Associate degree in a related area and a minimum of four (4) years related work experience.

(Note: Vocational/technical training and a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience.)

Must be an independent worker with good organizational and communication skills.

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

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

Ability to sustain attention for extended periods of time.

Ability to work a flexible schedule as required of the position.

Experience operating related equipment and software.

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Job Title: OPS TV Production Assistant (Part-time, as needed)
Job ID: 50524
Posted Date: 2021-12-08
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Local Production

Job Description:

WFSU-TV

Responsibilities

Setup, Lighting, and Strike: Set up and break down scenery, risers, tables, chairs, cables, and equipment for studio productions and remote events. Setup and operate studio and field lighting systems. Hang and move light fixtures in studio-ceiling pipe grid. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Climb and work from heights on a tall ladder or scissor lift. Reach overhead. Bend and pickup items and cables from floor.

Camera/Teleprompter: Setup and operate studio, ENG/field, and robotic camera systems. Operate teleprompter system to control the speed of the scrolling script to follow talent’s pace.

Audio Engineer: Setup and operate mixers, microphones, mic stands, public address speakers, and IFB/intercom systems.

Technical Director: Setup and operate video switchers, video and IP routers, and signal converters and adapters.

Graphics: Operate a Chyron Mosaic character generator. Type or copy text into our Microsoft Excel graphics database. Experience in Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator is a plus.

Record/Edit/Post-Production: Operate studio tape servers and remote tape decks. Use Adobe Premiere and Media Encoder to trim, convert, and conform video and audio to PBS broadcast standards. Distribute content to our Broadcast Operations Center and digital platforms. Archive finished programs on our Optical Disc Archive system.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency.

Candidates should have a passion for TV/Broadcast/Digital Media Production and should take initiative to learn and provide excellent support to WFSU staff and clients.

Ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends.

Ability to work indoors and outdoors, in various environments and conditions.

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Job Title: Application Developer/Designer (2 Vacancies)
Job ID: 51844
Posted Date: 2022-06-22
Close Date: 2022-07-06
Job Family: TECH
Department: FL Ctr for Interactive Media

Job Description:

Florida Center for Interactive Media

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 related to the duties of this position. (Note: A combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years in same.)

  • Experience maintaining application systems and developing new and existing applications using original HTML, JavaScript with React, and CSS with SASS coding using VsCode or Web Storm.
  • Knowledge of standard programming languages, concepts, practices, and procedures within the technology field.
  • Knowledge of applicable computer software, operating systems, and current media technology and trends.
  • Ability to utilize and develop programing language and tools within the technology field.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments while meeting project deadlines.
  • Ability to research and identify new and existing technologies related to application development.
  • Ability to test, debug, and deploy applications across modern browsers.

Responsibilities

Maintains and develops new user interfaces for application systems using original code and the latest versions of HTML, JavaScript with React, and CSS with SASS using VsCode or Web Storm.

Maintains and develops new back-end application systems using original ASP.NET and.NET Core using Microsoft Visual Studio.

Maintains and develops new databases using SQL Server Management Studio.

Test, debug and deploy applications across modern browsers including Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Research and identify new and existing technologies and apply them to application development. Review and develop programming standards and guidelines to build consistency between all programmers in the department and to validate that programming adheres to these standards and guidelines.

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