Employment

At WJCT, we pride ourselves on hiring the best. From TV production to engineering, finance to radio, the thread that binds our team is our passion for the quality product we provide to our viewers and listeners.

WJCT seeks individuals who not only are technically skilled and knowledgeable, but also have great interpersonal ability. While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. We regret that phone calls will not be accepted.

WJCT is an equal-opportunity, equal access employer. WJCT’s employment decisions are based on applicants’ qualifications for the positions being considered. These decisions are made with no regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other protected status.

WJCT Statement of Diversity:

WJCT values diversity and prides itself on being an employer where individuals are given the support needed to achieve his or her professional best. To facilitate this culture we recognize the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and acceptance without biases based on differences of any kind.

Employment Opportunities with WJCT

  • Digital Content Editor

    The WJCT digital content editor oversees, drives, curates and edits content for digital platforms including WJCTNews.org, the WJCT mobile app and social media. It’s a creative position that, for the right person, will involve original journalism, collaborative work, video and other multi-media production.

    Essential duties:

    • Independently enterprise stories from idea to final product
    • Help newsroom staff think in terms of creative multimedia presentation/ Assign multimedia elements to reporters
    • Edit web copy using AP style
    • Edit photos, graphics and video
    • Keep track of breaking news and post updates online
    • Plan and produce live coverage, including on election nights
    • Use social media to promote stories, give breaking news updates, and interact with the WJCT audience
    • Monitor metrics to measure and interpret user behavior; shift strategy in response
    • Represent WJCT at public events and appear on air during pledge drives as needed
    • Create daily email newsletter of top news stories

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in journalism
    • Ability and willingness to mentor staff in innovative and creative digital practices on a daily basis
    • Strong editorial judgment
    • Understanding of journalistic ethics
    • Familiarity with a variety of computer systems and software, including web publishing and social media
    • Some knowledge of HTML
    • Skill in copy-editing
    • Skill in online writing
    • Knowledge of graphic design
    • Ability to shoot and edit photos and video
    • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
    • Ability to adapt to changes in equipment, software and workflow

    Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of AP style
    • Knowledge and understanding of regional news and culture
    • Knowledge of best practices for search engine optimization (SEO)
    • Digital audio editing skills
    • Data visualization skills
    • Passionate advocacy for the digital transformation of public media
    • Understanding of the potential for growth in public radio’s digital audience
    • Ability to inspire others to innovate

    Please send a resume and cover letter stating area of interest and availability to:
    WJCT Human Resources
    Attn: Digital Content Editor
    100 Festival Park Ave.
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    or: jobs@wjct.org

    WJCT is an equal opportunity and equal access employer M/F/V/H

  • Content Distribution Specialist

    Position will control, program and oversee the broadcast systems that manage JCT Services LLC.’s digital assets and distribute content over various platforms.

    Qualifications:

    • High School diploma &/or equivalent; prefer Associates degree.
    • 2+ years applicable broadcast experience with training in master control operations and traffic.
    • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proven computer aptitude.
    • Clear ability to multitask and prioritize while working under tight deadlines.
    • An ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems quickly.
    • A “can-do” customer service attitude; previous experience working with clients.
    • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Must be able to work a day, night, or weekend shift with the ability to move into an alternate shift if needed; as well as overtime & holidays.*
    • SBE certification preferred or the ability to earn SBE certification within one year of hire.
    • PBS experience a plus.
    • Knowledge of Grass Valley iControl and iTX a plus.
    • Knowledge of ProTrack a plus.

    *The qualified candidate (s) must able to work a day, evening (4 pm – midnight) or overnight (midnight to 8:30) shift.

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a great working environment. If you are interested in becoming a part of the team please send a current resume and cover letter with salary expectations to: jobs@wjct.org

    Alternate Options: Mail – WJCT Human Resource 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 or Fax 904-358-6385.

    WJCT is an equal opportunity and equal access employer M/F/V/H

  • On-Call Production Crew

    We are looking for individuals who would like to be a part of our on-call crew pool which assists with studio productions and other WJCT events and activities. If you have experience with:

    • camera operation and other television equipment such as CG, prompter;
    • studio production set-up , scenery construction and maintenance;
    • lighting, working as an audio assistant;
    • general facilities support (non-production);
    • working flexible schedules to include nights and weekends.

    If you meet the stated qualifications and want to join our team oriented workplace please send a resume and cover letter stating position of interest and salary requirements to:jobs@wjct.org, fax: 904-358-6385, or mail to: WJCT HR 100 Festival Park Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32202

  • Internships at WJCT

    WJCT provides internship opportunities during which students are provided a learning environment with “real life” work experience in support of their educational and personal goals.

    Typical requirements for consideration include:

    • Be at least 18 years of age;
    • Be enrolled in or sponsored by an accredited college or university;
    • Matriculated to the junior years by the start of the internship period;
    • Be seeking course credit or fulfillment of additional community/college requirements;
    • Pursuing a major that relates to the products and services provided by WJCT.

    Please send a resume and cover letter stating area of interest and availability to:
    WJCT Human Resources
    Attn: Internship
    100 Festival Park Ave.
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    or: jobs@wjct.org

If you meet the stated qualifications and want to join our team oriented workplace please send a resume and cover letter stating position of interest and salary requirements to: jobs@wjct.org, fax: 904-358-6385, or mail to: WJCT HR, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

EEO Public File Report

WJCT seeks organizations that provide employment information to job seekers. If your organization would like to receive notification of vacancies at WJCT, please contact:
Valerie Strickland-Smith
WJCT Inc.
100 Festival Park Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

vsmith@wjct.org