About the job
The Student Media Department at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Broadcast Advisor.
About The Opportunity
This position serves the students of WVU Student Media, particularly students involved in U92 The Moose, WVU’s independent student radio station. This is an advisory role that serves to teach broadcasting skills and to create an ethical, educational, and inclusive environment for all members of student media. This position is responsible for assuring the compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and for overseeing the radio station facilities and staff. Key functions of this position include ensuring the station abides by all FCC rules, that the broadcasting equipment is maintained and upgraded and that students are given the freedom, training and guidance to create a rich news, sports and entertainment product for the WVU and Morgantown communities and prepares them for internships and opportunities after graduation.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
- 37.5-hour work week – check with HM before you use this as some will not be 37.5 hours and they do not want this included
- 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
- 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
- 18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
- WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
- 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
- Wellness programs
What You'll Do
- Maintain all documentation required by the FCC and ensure that all music rights are paid on time and accurately. Ensure the radio station follows all FCC rules and regulations with content and underwriting.
- Maintain and manage the radio station schedule and all student media broadcast products, including podcasts. This includes recruiting and retaining broadcast students, maintaining all broadcast equipment (four studios, workspace, music collections, programming on RadioJar software and the broadcast tower and tower shed housing the technology which support the broadcast). In addition, the adviser is required to stay up to date on state-of-the-art equipment so that students graduate with equipment used in commercial stations. The adviser is required to train students on all equipment and teach best practices.
- Work with professional and student staffs of all student media groups, including The Daily Athenaeum and Prospect and Price Creative, to merge the staffs to create a strong student media team at West Virginia University.
- Act as a liaison with other university departments and outside organizations, including athletics and any partnerships in fundraising and otherwise.
- Work closely with the marketing adviser and director of student media to ensure underwriting and revenue generation for U92 and student media podcasts
- Maintain U92 style guides and manuals as well as general oversight of the student-run station. The adviser is to set goals, provide feedback and work with paid student leaders on developing their leadership skills as well as volunteer students on broadcasting skills.
- Report to the Digital Operations Manager and provide weekly updates on spending at the station.
- Cultivate relationships with alumni and donors to ensure healthy fundraising efforts and Foundation funds in U92’s account. This includes overseeing U92’s annual Pledge Drive and College Radio Day as well as coming up with innovative ways to increase fundraising efforts.
- Coordinate biweekly payroll, manage the station’s budget and coordinate any student travel required, including travel to conferences and sporting events for coverage.
- Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communication or related field
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a broadcast setting, preferably a radio station.
- Knowledge and understanding of radio station operations, including music rights and FCC regulations. Must understand coverage of news and sports journalism best practices and ethics.
- Understanding of broadcast technology and willingness to stay up to date on technologic advances
- Knowledge of broadcast audio production from audio gathering to script writing to final editing.
- Ability to work effectively and positively with students
Ability to lift radio equipment (as needed)
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Nov 7, 2023