Employment Opportunities at WCTE
Below are the listings (if any) of paid part-time and/or full-time positions available at WCTE. Those interested in volunteer or unpaid internship positions, please email Information@WCTE.org.
Director of Content, Production and Digital Media
WCTE-TV, the PBS affiliate in Cookeville, TN, has become nationally recognized for our ability to produce high-quality original content. We are seeking a senior-level manager to continue this momentum while guiding us toward a unified, multi-platform, distinctly Upper Cumberland presence. The Director will sit on WCTE’s Senior Leadership Team and will report directly to the CEO.
- Direct the production and coordination of all aspects of WCTE’s on-air and online content, and oversee our contract-based production services
- Refine and develop WCTE’s programming to best reflect the special nature of our region and the goals of the station
- Supervise and develop all members of WCTE’s Production, Programming, Web- and Social Media teams
- Manage all administrative tasks related to the above duties (budgets, contracts, timelines, staff scheduling, record-keeping and reporting, etc.)
- Maintain productive, team-centric relationships with WCTE’s other departments and with external partners
This job requires a relevant degree from an accredited 4-year program, demonstrated success in television broadcast production, deep familiarity with social media, and proven ability to supervise and develop employees. Key skills include non-linear editing, videography, production budget projection, and written and verbal communication. On-air experience, knowledge of PBS and Upper Cumberland region are all plusses. Competitive salary & benefits.
Worth noting: Cookeville’s quality of life index is extraordinarily high — the result of our unusual combination of a strong arts culture; close proximity to beautiful lakes and natural areas; easy access to Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga; very low cost of living; and more. It’s a great place to live, work, and raise your kids.
To apply, send a resumé, names of 3 professional references and how they know you, and a cover letter describing how you meet these requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please do not contact the station directly.)
WCTE is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination throughout the employment process against individuals because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, and place of birth, or against qualified individuals with disabilities, or because of any other legally protected status.
Interning at WCTE
WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS offers internships for college students throughout the year. Internships are specifically designed to provide training and experience for students interested in the various aspects of public broadcasting. Internships described below are, in general, the types of assignments that are available within each department.
Internships are offered to students of all colleges, universities, and trade schools. Recruiting is normally accomplished through the school internship or career services office, and on-campus through career and internship fairs. Students may also contact WCTE directly. WCTE will process applications and the supervisor from the department for which the student is applying will conduct interviews. Once accepted, students are assigned to work on a specific project or production for an academic semester.
*All WCTE internships are unpaid.
WCTE has current openings for unpaid internships that offer valuable experience in television production, business development, special events and event planning. We seek creative, motivated and energetic students from a variety of majors to lend their effort and time. We expect a minimum of 10 hours per week in exchange for engaging, hands-on experience.
WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS
PO Box 2040
Cookeville TN 38502
- Your cover letter should specify a first and a second choice internship from the list of opportunities described below.
- Positions offered are unpaid.
- Internships run on a schedule similar to the college semester. Internships usually cover the following
- Fall internships - Late August/early September through
- Spring internships - Mid/late January through late April.
- Summer internships - Late May/early June through mid-August.
- All Candidates MUST have a flexible schedule and provide own transportation.
- Students must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.
- We select without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.