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Employment Opportunities

To apply for paid WUGA positions, search through https://www.ugajobsearch.com/session/new

These paid positions are currently available:

WUGA Program Director and Content Strategist-Full Time

Working with station management and Georgia Public Broadcasting, this individual develops and executes daily radio station programming 24/7 and is responsible for overall broadcast content. As the Program Director, incumbent selects and schedules network and syndicated programs and works with independent producers to develop and edit local programs. The position plans and enacts content strategies across multiple platforms including on-air newscasts and programs, website, stream service, and social media platforms. The Program Director and Content Strategist represents the station at public and civic events and is a highly visible and responsible position within WUGA. This individual has performance oversight of on air announce staff and will be needed to work in concert with on-air staff to maintain public radio standards and best practices. The position is an on-air personality.
-High level of communication, management, and leadership skills.
- Extensive radio station audience development and operational knowledge based on public radio industry standards and best practices.
-Demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant to website design, content management and social media scheduling and strategies.
-Willingness to lead, inspire, offer opinions and direction.
-Understanding of a public radio station’s role in its market service area.
-Ability to work in high pressure, deadline-driven broadcast environment with changing priorities.
-Knowledge of Radio broadcast software, Adobe Applications, MS Office Suite, and be receptive to learning new software applications.
-Ability to network and collaborate with colleagues and work in a team setting.
-Ability to interact with and assist listeners in a tactful and responsible manner.
For more information,contact JASander@uga.edu

Part-time Producer-Reporter
The part time position will assist reporters and producers with planning, producing and editing stories for daily newscasts and our weekly news program, Athens News Matters, book guests for studio and remote interviews, assist in production of content for station website and social media.

The successful candidate will have a familiarity with the programming on WUGA, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and NPR and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with writing or audio samples. Have the ability to learn new software, or familiarity with Adobe Audition. Ability to work independently in changing environments to meet deadlines. Understanding of public media journalism standards and style. Exceptionally qualified candidates will also have an understanding of the Athens community in all its facets, and a knowledge of local issues. For more information, contact JASander@uga.edu.

Part-time Music Coordinator
Curating and scheduling episodes of our existing local music programming.
Working with independent producers to continue production of existing programming.
Identifying and developing new programming that highlights the Athens music scene.
Fostering relationships with key players in the local music industry. Ensuring that the station meets standards in SoundExchange reporting. Some hosting duties may be needed. Qualified candidates should have the following skills and experience:
A deep connection to and appreciation of the local music scene. Familiarity with the sound, mission, and principles of public radio and WUGA specifically. Experience editing and producing audio content.
For more information, contact JASander@uga.edu.

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.

Operations/Production

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.

Social Media

The Social Media Internship will provide you with the opportunity to provide critical social media support to promote and enhance the connection of WUGA FM with listeners in Athens and surrounding areas. As a WUGA social media intern, you will play an important role in the station's efforts in promoting a greater relationship with our audience. Experience with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram required.

Website

Work with station management and news reporters to maintain up to date content on station's website, wuga.org. Daily posting of station-generated news stories and other content, including weekly posts of WUGA's news magazine program, Athens News Matters. Analyze NPR-provided metrics regarding wuga.org usage and trends. Ability to meet deadlines critical to success in this position.