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The WOSU Headquarters in July 2021.

All WOSU positions must be applied for through Ohio State University unless otherwise directed in the position description below. Please do not email the stations directly.

Part-time student positions can be found at wosu.org/about/student-work/.

Current Openings


Radio Traffic Coordinator

The Radio Traffic Controller coordinates WOSU and WOSA operations by scheduling and implementing programming through daily traffic and automation systems for The Ohio State University.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce radio traffic logs.
  • Schedule all program elements: programs, features, newscasts, paid spots, promotional spots, EAS tests, etc.
  • Process underwriting orders.
  • Implement credit flights.
  • Prepare and distribute copy for voicing.
  • Maintain paid avails schedule.
  • Certify broadcast of paid spots.
  • Prepare Allegiance scheduling integration download to ENCO automation system and produce daily ENCO automation playlists.
  • Develop and refine daily templates, schedule and update daily elements for local shows and localization of automated network day-parts.
  • Quality-check content and operational encoding for accurate on-air execution of programming.
  • Trouble-shoot automation issues and respond to automation problems 24/7 both on-site and via remote access.
  • Work with local producers to ensure the proper airing of their programs.
  • Help manage the library of acquired programming.
  • Assist in technical operations of special events and remotes as needed as well as back up broadcast technician when appropriate and related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelors level degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a major in communications

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 2 years of relevant experience is required.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Must have experience in broadcast traffic, scheduling, and implementing automated playlists.
  • Experience with radio operations duties desired, such as running audio consoles, understanding studio equipment, and troubleshooting studio operational issues.
  • Understanding of public radio programming aesthetic and core values desired.
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communications skills, excellent follow-through and multi-tasking skills, and exceptional attention to detail required.
  • Requires the successful completion of a background check.

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Assistant Director of Outreach and Events

WOSU Public Media seeks an Assistant Director of Outreach and Events to lead the event and rental sales with a focus on increasing revenue via the Ross Community Studio and other WOSU Headquarters spaces at The Ohio State University.

The ideal candidate will have direct experience in live events management, event planning, logistics and implementation, rental sales/sales, as well as general marketing knowledge. As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, this position plays a vital role in the engagement mission of WOSU Public Media and its departments. Under the direction of the senior director of marketing & communications, this position will have primary responsibility for events and event revenue generation in the Ross Community Studio, which provides a space for engagement with the general public through kids’ events, seminars, performances, panel discussions, receptions, film screenings, and much more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the senior director of marketing and communications of WOSU to create rental sales, policies, and procedures, as well as marketing strategies and initiatives.
  • Generate new business leads, develops sales materials, and negotiate contracts.
  • Supervise events staff, contractors, and student employees (e.g. trains coaches and maintains systems).
  • Manage policies and procedures for consistent booking standards generating and managing revenue tracking sales leads and attaining financial goals.
  • Develop, market, and execute special events.
  • Focus on community outreach and relationship building to develop rental sales pipeline of prospective clients and maintains a portfolio of active event client relationships.
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive rental spaces in Central Ohio.
  • Represent WOSU to the broader university community through participation in inter-university networks and local community organizations and committees.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of operations and efficiencies leading to profitable operations.
  • Provide revenue forecasts and projections reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The role is primarily hands-on and involves working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • The nature of the position necessitates flexibility with work hours, often requiring time above and outside of normal business hours, regularly including nights and weekends.
  • Physical requirements include being able to lift 25–50 pounds in moving events-related equipment, tables, chairs, backdrops, signage, or others.

The Assistant Director of Outreach and Events is responsible for various facets of event planning and implementation including but not limited to:

  • Maintain and publish a calendar of events.
  • Liaise with internal and external clients on exact event requirements and briefing staff on events.
  • Assist with promoting live events on and off campus and within the building and produce detailed proposals (timelines, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing, budgets, etc.).
  • Negotiate contracts and submit forms and permits and manage vendors, suppliers, and caterers.
  • Run A/V and lighting.
  • Conduct post-event evaluations to inform future events.
  • Research opportunities for new clients and events, setup, teardown, etc.
  • Work closely with Ohio State University, this position will lead and train student volunteers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years relevant experience either paid or voluntary in an events-related field.
  • Project management experience.
  • Time management and organization skills, with keen attention to detail and willingness to maintain immaculate records.
  • Consistently follow up and follow through on commitments.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and adaptable communication style for interacting with team members, upper management, student volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicts, problem-solve, and at all times present a professional face of the organization to the community.
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with in-person, virtual, and hybrid events, and events of differing size and complexity.
  • Leadership experience such as directing interns or volunteers.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm Broadcast experience and knowledge of audiovisual technology is a plus.
  • Events-specific certifications, such as Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certified Special Events Professions (CSEP), is a plus.

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Events Management Specialist

WOSU Public Media has an immediate opening for an Events Management Specialist at The Ohio State University.

The ideal candidate will have direct experience in live events management, event planning, logistics, and implementation, as well as general marketing knowledge. The Events Management Specialist, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Outreach and Events, plays a vital role in the engagement mission of WOSU Public Media and its departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for events in the new Ross Community Studio, which provides a space for engagement with the general public through kids’ events, seminars, performances, panel discussions, receptions, film screenings, and much more.
  • Various facets of event planning and implementation including, but not limited to:
  • Maintain and publish a calendar of events.
  • Liaise with internal and external clients on exact event requirements.
  • Brief staff on events.
  • Assist with promoting live events on and off campus and within the building.
  • Produce detailed proposals (timelines, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing, budgets, etc.).
  • Negotiate contracts and submit forms and permits.
  • Manage vendors, suppliers, and caterers.
  • Run A/V and lighting.
  • Conducting post-event evaluations to inform future events.
  • Research opportunities for new clients and events.
  • Manage event setup, teardown, and related, etc.
  • Work closely with OSU, this position will lead and train student volunteers.
  • The position is primarily hands-on and involves working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • The nature of the position necessitates flexibility with work hours, often requiring time above and outside of normal business hours, regularly including nights and weekends.
  • Physical requirements include being able to lift 25–50 pounds in moving events-related equipment, tables, chairs, backdrops, signage, or other.

Duty Description

  • 50% – Manage activity in the Sandy and Andy Ross Community Studio at the WOSU Headquarters
  • 20% – Develop and maintain events-related volunteer program
  • 10% – Collaborate on marketing and promotion campaigns to support events
  • 10% – Supporting external events
  • 10% – Rate cards, budget management and administrative duties

Minimum Education Requirement:

A Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, arts administration, marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, or another related field is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all programming operations.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience either paid or voluntary in an events-related field.
  • Project management experience.
  • Time management and organization skills, with keen attention to detail and willingness to maintain immaculate records and always follow up and follow through on commitments.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and adaptable communication style for interacting with team members, upper management, student volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage conflicts, problem-solve, and at all times present a professional face of the organization to the community.
  • Manage and coordinate suppliers.
  • Requires successful completion of a background check.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with in-person, virtual, and hybrid events, and events of differing size and complexity.
  • Leadership experience such as directing interns or volunteers.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets,
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Broadcast experience and knowledge of audiovisual technology is a plus.
  • Events-specific certifications, such as Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certified Special Events Professions (CSEP).

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TV Program Director

The TV Program Director manages program planning, scheduling, and distribution across all WOSU-operated television services at The Ohio State University.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that shows, programs, interstitials, and digital content are appropriately scheduled and checked for quality and appropriateness.
  • Develop and approve operational plans to select programming and recommend and negotiate acquisitions to meet programming goals.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor expenses.
  • Research and analyze viewership and market research on programming to evaluate both present and future TV programming strategies.
  • Highly skilled at organizing and coordinating multiple activities.
  • Supervise the TV programming area, assigning tasks and roles to team members.
  • Hire and evaluate professional and support staff and design, establish and interpret policies.
  • Manage and coordinate on-air elements between organization department areas.
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and other program-related material.
  • Present reports to management on programming and distribution activities.
  • Attend public television meetings/webinars related to television programming and perform other programming-related work as assigned.

Minimum Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced degree may be desirable.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management position supervising TV programming-related areas is required.
  • 8-12 years of relevant experience in major market public television TV programming or content production preferred.
  • Project management and leadership experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possesses critical thinking and decision-making abilities.
  • Able to delegate tasks confidently and work with a team.
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

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WOSU Classroom Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator for WOSU Classroom assists in the coordination of educational events and spaces and cultivates partnerships to strengthen educational opportunities for customers for the WOSU station at The Ohio State University.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage WOSU Student Involvement program.
  • Coordinate across departments to prioritize student positions and internships.
  • Build relationships locally and regionally to grow the program.
  • Provide administrative, secretarial, and clerical support to others in the office to maintain an efficient office environment.
  • Coordinate professional development activities with member schools.
  • Follow up with member schools to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Track member activities and maintains the WOSU membership database.
  • Assist customers with class registration.
  • Provide on-site support for special events.
  • Manage exhibit booths and informs customers of available services at education conferences.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Per Classified Civil Service Specs or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Education Desired:

  • 2-Year College Degree

Required Qualifications:

  • Six months experience (600 hours training) using computers to generate a variety of materials ranging from basic to complex.
  • Six months experience (600 hours coursework) in office practices and procedures.
  • Six months experience (600 hours coursework) in customer service.

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Office and/or operations experience including general office support, monitoring and processing budget and accounting information, and providing customer service.
  • Strong experience in the operation of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Knowledge of Macintosh and Windows.
  • Experience in office duties and project support; excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task.
  • Possess creativity and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to work with a number of variables at one time to assess questions and give appropriate information and/or referral.

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Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer of WOSU Public Media is primarily responsible for the proper installation, operation, and support of the technical aspects of the radio stations including all broadcast equipment located in WOSU facilities at 1800 Pearl and multiple transmission plants throughout the state in accordance with appropriate Federal, State, local and university rules and regulations. The Chief Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering. The Chief Engineer must have a thorough understanding of analog, digital, and IP-based systems and be able to integrate new technology and upgrades into the existing infrastructure as technology advances.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Install, operate, and maintain transmitter RF systems for proper operation within FCC, FAA, Federal, State, local, and university compliance with minimum broadcast interruptions or downtime of WOSU’s broadcast transmitter facilities.
  • Monitor radio engineering budget and advise station and university personnel on technical options available in order to solve problems or to facilitate new projects.
  • Supports technical and engineering needs in radio and TV engineering as needed.​

Planning and Administration

  • Research, develop, and make recommendations for the design, repair, construction, modification, and installation of radio transmitters, interconnections, and studio equipment.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of annual operating budget for radio engineering.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of capital project budgets.
  • Act as Chief Operator as required by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.
  • Responsible for station logs, EAS logs, license renewals, public file technical requirements, etc.
  • Represent Radio Engineering at internal and external meetings as needed.
  • May supervise part-time maintenance engineers and student employees.

Oversee Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Broadcast Equipment

  • Install, maintain, modify, operate and support complex broadcast systems and equipment at a variety of transmission sites and studios.
  • Preventative maintenance of all radio production and broadcast equipment, as well as FM transmitters and associated transmission system equipment.
  • Conduct calibration, testing and verification of broadcast communications systems and equipment in order to ensure compliance with station license and departmental quality standards and as is necessary to ensure operation within FCC specifications and guidelines, including, but not limited to, digital audio consoles, IP-based network audio routing systems, broadcast automation systems, portable audio equipment, microphones, digital audio editing software, satellite systems, STL and T1 systems, audio processing equipment, digital production and transmission systems, solid state and tube-type FM transmitters, HD Radio systems, remote control systems, broadcast antennas, computer hardware, audio servers, computer operating systems and applications, basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and LAN/WAN environments. Building systems and utilities, including electrical, HVAC, generators and UPS power systems.
  • Assist with the installation and maintenance of IT equipment and systems.
  • Aid the IT staff in supporting broadcast computing and networking systems.
  • Provide technical support and functional guidance of administrative/professional employees, including radio operations, on-air, production and news staff and/or direct supervision of support staff, contract engineers, tower clients, and outside vendors on an ongoing basis.
  • Procure equipment and parts.
  • Maintain engineering parts inventory and ensure adherence to accepted engineering practices and standards.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience maintaining digital and analog radio broadcast equipment and related IP-based equipment.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot highly complicated broadcast systems and equipment, including the ability to troubleshoot to component level when appropriate.
  • Experience researching, recommending, and purchasing radio broadcast equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively with colleagues and engineering staff in a creative, collaborative, innovative, respectful, multi-unit, multiple-project environment, delivering results with high standards.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work well with diverse personalities and varying levels of engineering and technological knowledge/experience.
  • Interest and willingness to keep abreast of industry trends and engage in practical learning in related areas.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and must be able to climb ladders and crawl on floors in order to access broadcast equipment and systems.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record for regular travel to remote broadcast transmission sites within Ohio in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to be on call 24/7/365

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining radio and/or television equipment and facilities.
  • Familiarity with audio over IP systems and consoles, and broadcast automation systems.
  • Experience working at a public media organization.
  • SBE Certification.

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