Job Opportunities

 

Broadcast and Digital Editor 

Position #995794

WKSU has an incredible opportunity for a journalist interested in helping to craft and guide the coverage of a region with a rich diversity of stories to tell.  We’re looking for a multimedia editor who has the drive and creativity to help shape the audio storytelling of a team of talented reporters and bring innovation and imagination to how those stories are told in the digital realm. We want someone with the desire to grow as a leader, working collaboratively within the newsroom and with external partners.  WKSU is a place where we encourage creativity and experimentation in a collaborative culture. We are a dynamic newsroom experiencing an exciting time of growth. Our editor will be a leader in these endeavors.

The editor will work with WKSU’s news director coordinating coverage, both on a daily basis and on long-term projects.  They will share in the planning and assignments of stories and in the daily audio editing responsibilities.  The editor will also serve as the lead for WKSU’s digital platforms, overseeing the content posted by WKSU’s reporters and other media partners.  The ideal candidate will be a dreamer, always looking for innovative ways to utilize existing and new tools to tell the story, and to use emerging digital platforms to reach a greater audience. The editor will be an integral part of the broadcast team.  S/he will also have the opportunity to participate in news gathering and participate in WKSU’s on-air fundraising.  S/he will be one of the station’s representatives in the communities WKSU serves.

This is a rare opportunity to have it all:  a great job while living in one of the culturally richest parts of the country. Northeast Ohio is full of surprises: it is the birthplace of LeBron James, and the home of the Goodyear Blimp.  There is a tradition of arts excellence.  We are Devo, Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys.  We are at the heart of a region that boasts an incredible national park and amazing biking and hiking trails! We have so many wonderful restaurants and talented, nationally recognized chefs.  We’re a place overflowing with incredible microbreweries and local vineyards, a lower cost-of-living and a wonderful quality of life. This is a region that offers all the benefits of big-city life and the charm of small-town living. 

WKSU has a tradition of award-winning journalism and a legacy stretching back more than 65 years.  We are Ohio’s largest FM radio station; with five transmitters and two translators, we cover 22 counties in Northeast Ohio, and have a potential audience of four million people in Akron, Cleveland and Canton.  Our listeners can be found there, in their suburbs and the farms and countryside beyond.  Our newsroom at our main broadcast facility in Kent is two years old and our Akron bureau is brand new.  We have the resources and the commitment to cover the region.  Do you have the ambition and drive to be the next member of our team?

For a complete description of this position and to apply online,

visit our jobsite at:  http://jobslist.kent.edu/cw/en-us/job/495483/broadcast-and-digital-editor

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

Deadline for Application:  May 31, 2018

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Entrepreneur internship

WKSU News is offering an internship for Fall 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:  Fall 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:  June 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.