Below are the listings (if any) of paid part-time and/or full-time positions available at WCTE.

Full or Part -time Positions

Two Exciting Education and Engagement Positions

WCTE-Upper Cumberland PBS is seeking candidates to fill two full-time positions in its innovative Department of Education and Engagement and. Our goal is to hire a creative, collaborative, passionate and high-functioning team focused on serving the community through public media. The two available positions are:


Events & Engagement Coordinator — Will be responsible for coordinating the annual development, execution and expansion of WCTE’s community engagement events, including the Great TV Auction and Blues & Brews, as well as several smaller community projects and engagement events. Although other staff members and a host of volunteers assist with certain aspects of the larger events, the Events Coordinator is ultimately responsible for ensuring their success.

In addition to logistics, this person will manage related administrative demands — measuring and tracking outcomes, reporting, developing collaborative partnerships, suggesting strategic adjustments, and so forth.

Besides the qualities that any employer would want, this position requires well-developed writing and public speaking skills, proactive communication, a highly collaborative style, the ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment, and a willingness to work varied schedules.


Education & Engagement Coordinator — Will be responsible for coordinating the annual development, execution and expansion of WCTE’s Educational initiatives and events, including Stations of Imagination at Fall Fun Fest. Because much of the work is performed in partnership with networks of community organizations, success will require exceptional collaboration, teamwork, and both organizational and interpersonal skills.

Other responsibilities include supporting the coordinator of the Ready to Learn initiative, in partnership with Putnam County Schools; completing all grant and project reporting; managing or assisting with additional WCTE educational initiatives; conducting training workshops throughout the Upper Cumberland based on PBS educational resources; developing collaborative relationships with community partners; and measuring, tracking, and reporting outcomes.

Success will require strong writing and public speaking skills; solid organizational and self-management skills; the ability to deliver highly engaging and interactive workshops; and a strong commitment to education and lifelong learning. This position requires a willingness to work varied schedules.


Both positions include a strong benefits package that includes Medical, Dental & Vision coverage; paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; and a competitive salary. These positions report to the Director of Engagement and Education.

The candidates we hire will be joining a new team at the very outset of an exciting journey. Aligning WCTE’s Engagement, Education and Events efforts with community needs can have a positive impact on our region for years to come, and this team will be leading the way.

To apply, send a resumé, names of 3 professional references and how they know you, and a cover letter that indicates which position you are applying for and what experience you have that demonstrates your ability to thrive in the job. Send your materials to search@broadreachstrategies.com. (Please do not contact the station directly.)

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 the Internship Application 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
PO Box 2040
Cookeville TN 38502

  • Positions offered are unpaid.
  • Internships run on a schedule similar to the college semester. Internships usually cover the followingperiods:
    • 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.