Job Opportunities

Broadcast Aid 2 (part time)

Position #988368

Produces, hosts, and announces on-air and pre-recorded programming typically during off hours. Reports to Director of Programming or other designated supervisor.

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Produces and hosts on-air broadcasts; operates master control board; announces underwriting, weather, and news; provides information and promotes upcoming events (e.g., concerts, festivals, ballets, etc.) and monitors transmitter.

Produces arts and entertainment, news, fundraising and promotional segments; conducts interviews, edits audio, and writes scripts.

Operates master control board for pre-recorded programs (e.g., monitors levels on board).

Acts as emcee at various events (e.g. folk festivals, concerts, etc.). 

Answers email and phone calls from listeners, as required.

May fill in for other Broadcast Aides or Announcer/Producers, when necessary.

May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent plus formal course work in radio production (or equivalent training or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities). A minimum of three months radio, audio, or media production experience.

An audition tape may be required.

License/Certification:

Special license or certification may be required (e.g., Third Class FCC license). Valid Ohio driver's license.

Knowledge Of:

Operation of master control board

Skill In:

Announcing

Public relations

Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone 
Written communication (e.g., to compose scripts for entertainment segments)

Ability To:

Read and comprehend a variety of written materials
Operate computer for data entry/retrieval
Work varied hours and shifts to include evenings and weekends

Apply at:  http://jobslist.kent.edu/cw/en-us/job/495413/broadcast-aide-2-parttime

Deadline for Application:  March 5, 2018

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Entrepreneur internship

WKSU News is offering an internship for Summer 2018 focused on journalism examining entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Ohio.   This grant-funded internship will provide a student with a tremendous opportunity to work in the newsroom of one of the country’s top public radio newsrooms and learn from an award-winning staff.  The successful candidate(s) will be able to hone a skill set directly transferrable to a career in broadcasting and multimedia journalism.  The intern(s) will be taught the ins and outs of working in a professionally run radio station.  The intern(s) will be an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, focused on helping to expand WKSU’s entrepreneur beat.  Under the supervision of the news director and his representatives, they will gather news and information for use in daily ‘spot’ news stories.  They will build on WKSU’s existing connections, help establish new relationships and develop new sources that allow WKSU to better tell the story of Northeast Ohio as a hub for innovation.  They will also work closely with the host of WKSU’s Exploradio series to develop story ideas for the series, conduct pre-interviews and interviews and may be asked to contribute to the series.  They will contribute to WKSU’s digital platforms and will be expected to help WKSU further its position as a leader in digital content in Northeast Ohio.

Title:  Entrepreneurial News Internship

Supervisor:  News Director

Responsibilities:  Audio production, script writing, phone interviews, field interviews, WKSU web content loading and social media posting, fact-checking, assisting WKSU reporters, and other newsroom duties  as assigned by the news director or other news department supervisors. Interns report to the WKSU newsroom in Kent, but there may be the need occasionally to be at WKSU’s other bureaus in Akron, Canton, or Cleveland, as assigned.

There may occasionally be additional/alternate hours.  A driver’s license will be needed. 

Academic Requirements: Student must be currently enrolled in Kent State.  Beyond that, we are looking for a student with a driving interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, whether you’re in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication or you’re pursuing an MBA and have an interest in journalism.

Length of Internship:  Summer 2018

Paid:  Yes, for students not seeking course credit.

Hours:  The ideal candidate will be available for 28 hours/week.  We will also consider splitting those hours between two candidates.

Contact:  Andrew Meyer, News Director. 

To Apply:  Email a cover letter and resume to intern@wksu.org

Deadline for Application:  March 30, 2018


News Internship

WKSU News internships provide Kent State students with a tremendous opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a professionally run radio station.  Students who are accepted as interns at WKSU are an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the newsroom.  Under the supervision of the news director and his representatives, they gather news and information for use in both daily ‘spot’ news stories and longer ‘feature’ stories produced by WKSU’s reporters and hosts.  They are expected to offer ideas for news coverage and, occasionally, may be assigned to cover stories in the field. 

Responsibilities:  Audio production, script writing, phone interviews, field interviews, WKSU web content loading and social media posting, fact-checking, assisting WKSU reporters, and other newsroom duties  as assigned by the news director or other news department supervisors. Interns report to the WKSU newsroom in Kent, but there may be the need occasionally to be at WKSU’s other bureaus in Akron, Canton, or Cleveland, as assigned.

There may occasionally be additional/alternate hours.  A driver’s license will be needed. 

Academic Requirements: Student must be currently enrolled in Kent State, participation in School of Journalism & Mass Communication preferred, but not required.

Length of Internship:  one semester with the opportunity of for additional semesters/summer employment, based on performance.

College Credit:  Available, but interns must make their own arrangements for credit.

Paid:  Yes, for students not seeking course credit; candidates on work study are preferred.

Contact: Andrew Meyer, News Director. 

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to intern@wksu.org

Deadline for Application:  Ongoing.  


WKSU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.