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Operations/Production Director

WUGA FM, the NPR affiliate operated by the University of Georgia in a partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, seeks a full-time Radio Operations Director. This incumbent supports the station’s staff to deliver consistent station and program operations throughout the day, across broadcast and digital platforms. The Operations Director collaborates closely with content, engineering, and business staff to deliver high quality, reliable programming to our listeners.

Essential functions:
  • Manage national and local program subscriptions and downloads via Content Depot, PRX, FTP, web, and other delivery methods.
  • Work closely with the program director and traffic manager to implement program changes, adjustments, and substitutions in automation.
  • Manage production and playback of daily and weekly promos for national and local content.
  • Develop and maintain instructional and procedural documentation for operational systems and maintenance logs for those systems.
  • Coordinate with program director to hire, schedule, and evaluate part-time staff and student interns. Maintain weekly board operator/announcer schedule.
  • Respond to operational impairments and outages on an on-call basis.
  • Ensure backup and maintenance of operational files and databases as well as our content archive.
  • Work with program director and engineering to make sure that WUGA’s programming conforms to FCC rules and regulations, NPR guidelines, and station policies.
  • Voice work and hosting as needed, either live, pre-recorded, or voice tracked.
  • Maintain accurate reports of discrepancies and impairments and appropriate follow-through communication.
  • Manage SoundExchange and other rights reporting.
Experience with computers, networking, radio automation systems, and digital audio editing.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition, and Content Depot is preferred.
  • Familiarity with public radio “sound” and style.
  • Knowledge of FCC regulations.
  • Deep familiarity with radio broadcasting processes and procedures.
  • Experience as a live host, preferably in a public radio setting.
Senior Content Producer
WUGA, the NPR  station serving Athens and Northeast Georgia, is looking for a full time Senior Content Producer to join our team and help tell the stories that matter to our audience and the Athens community. Position reports to the Program Director and Content Strategist. Please note: This is NOT an entry-level position.

The Senior Content Producer will be responsible for editorial and production planning for weekly news programs, including topic selection, story ideas, and guest selection and booking. The successful candidate will develop a wide range of news, information and entertainment consistent with the mission of public radio, the University of Georgia and Georgia Public Broadcasting. They will work with the rest of our team to assist in recording and editing, and to ensure that the final product meets editorial, production, and technical standards.

The Senior Content Producer will also produce stories for air in other parts of WUGA’s schedule and on daily newscasts. Initiate and maintain productive and mutually-beneficial relationships with units at the University, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and communities within the station’s service area. The candidate will work closely with our program director to find and capitalize on opportunities to expand the reach, scope, and diversity of WUGA news with a particular eye to expanding our audience through digital products. On-air hosting work.

WUGA FM offers internships to University of Georgia students in a variety areas of radio station operation. Interested candidates should apply through https://app.joinhandshake.com

News/Athens News Matters

Interns in the newsroom have an opportunity to contribute content, written or voiced, to WUGA FM's news products, including daily newscasts and our weekly public affairs program, Athens News Matters.

Many of our interns have gone on to successful careers in broadcasting at NPR and its affiliate stations. Working with our news producers and reporters, interns work on scripts for news stories, conduct research, work with anchors to prepare them for interviews, edit audio, and with exceptionally qualified candidates, report, produce, and voice their own work.

The ideal candidate for this internship should have strong writing skills, a familiarity with how to write journalistically, and have a proven ability to meet deadlines.


Develop a detailed understanding of the operational functions at an NPR-affiliated radio station. Provide hands-on support in preparing program materials, conducting program historical research, observing station staff in preparing automation systems for error-free, professional-sounding broadcasts. Acquire detailed understanding of the broadcast process. This is an on-site internship.