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.

Open Positions

Director of Education and Community Outreach

WCTE is initiating a highly collaborative, team-based approach to enhancing education in the Upper Cumberland region. Partners include area schools and higher education; the Highlands Initiative; area businesses; and various state, regional and community groups. Our efforts will have a “cradle to career” focus and will build on and support existing programs for school readiness, workforce development, multilingual programming and community engagement. 

The Director will lead and manage all aspects of the work, including fundraising and grant writing; timelines, budgets and cost projections; and communicating with stakeholder groups.  Success will require the talent and maturity to foster high levels of trust and cooperation among diverse groups and to allow unexpected synergy to emerge.  The Director will sit on WCTE’s Senior Leadership Team and will report directly to the CEO.

Required:  A history of successfully managing similar responsibilities. Experience working in public media, teaching, or school administration is preferred.  We prefer candidates with some background in public media, teaching or school administration. 

To apply: Send resume, names of three work-related references, and a cover letter explaining why you’re interested and how you fit these criteria to EdDirector@BroadReachStrategies.com.  Please no phone calls.  (We will contact references only if and when we let you know you are a finalist)  Anticipated start date:  January 2016. 

Special Events Assistant (part-time)

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS has an opening for a part-time Special Events Assistant. The position requires Microsoft Access, plus excellent communication skills, phone presence, detail-orientation, and follow-through.  Sales experience helpful. This position will also be responsible for recruiting volunteers for WCTE and working directly with Special Events Coordinator.  Send resume and cover letter to search@wcte.org (no phone calls please).

Anti-Discrimination Policy

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.

Internship Opportunities

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.

Internship Applications

To apply, download  Icon WCTE Internship Application.docx (176.8 KB)  and email or mail the application with a resume & cover letter detailing your interest in WCTE along with (1) academic referral: 

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS
Content Manager
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
  • periods:
    • 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community EventsVolunteers assist staff for WCTE's events: Blues & Brews, The Great TV Auction, Stations of Imagination, WCTE’s Annual Dinner, etc.

Membership DriveTelephone Operators take calls from viewers wishing to pledge their financial support to WCTE. Civic, social, and high school groups are welcome to participate in membership drives.

Office Assistance - Volunteers assist with stuffing and mailing letters, data entry, answering phones and various office work requested by WCTE staff.

Production – Assist with WCTE’s remote productions: TTU Sports, The Great TV Auction, Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree, etc.

If you’d like to volunteer…

Please Download the application below, fill out, and Email or mail to:

Icon Download Volunteer application here (154.6 KB)

Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 2040
Cookeville TN 38502

Feel free to attach a résumé and/or tell us what you would like us to know about your background.

The minimum age requirement is 16 years.

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